Genesis 29:28
New International Version
And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.

New Living Translation
So Jacob agreed to work seven more years. A week after Jacob had married Leah, Laban gave him Rachel, too.

English Standard Version
Jacob did so, and completed her week. Then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.

Berean Study Bible
And Jacob did just that. He finished the week’s celebration, and Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.

New American Standard Bible
Jacob did so and completed her week, and he gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.

King James Bible
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

Christian Standard Bible
And Jacob did just that. He finished the week of celebration, and Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.

Good News Translation
Jacob agreed, and when the week of marriage celebrations was over, Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife. (

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Jacob did just that. He finished the week of celebration, and Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.

International Standard Version
So Jacob completed another seven years' work, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.

NET Bible
Jacob did as Laban said. When Jacob completed Leah's bridal week, Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.

New Heart English Bible
Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week. He gave him Rachel his daughter as wife.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That's what Jacob did. He finished the week with Leah. Then Laban gave his daughter Rachel to him as his wife.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week; and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife.

New American Standard 1977
And Jacob did so and completed her week, and he gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob did so and fulfilled her week; and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

American King James Version
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

American Standard Version
And jacob did so, and fulfilled her week. And he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her sevens; and Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He yielded to his pleasure: and after the week was past, he married Rachel:

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled the week [with] this one, and he gave him Rachel his daughter to be his wife.

English Revised Version
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel, his daughter, for a wife also.

World English Bible
Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week. He gave him Rachel his daughter as wife.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob doth so, and fulfilleth the week of this one, and he giveth to him Rachel his daughter, to him for a wife;
Study Bible
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
27Finish this week’s celebration, and we will give you the younger one in return for another seven years of work.” 28And Jacob did just that. He finished the week’s celebration, and Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife. 29Laban also gave his servant girl Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.…
Cross References
Genesis 29:27
Finish this week's celebration, and we will give you the younger one in return for another seven years of work."

Genesis 29:29
Laban also gave his servant girl Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.

Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

fulfilled her week.

Genesis 29:22
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.







Lexicon
And Jacob
יַעֲקֹב֙ (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

did
וַיַּ֤עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

just that.
כֵּ֔ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

He finished
וַיְמַלֵּ֖א (way·mal·lê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4390: To fill, be full of

the week’s celebration,
שְׁבֻ֣עַ (šə·ḇu·a‘)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7620: A period of seven (days, years), heptad, week

and Laban gave
וַיִּתֶּן־ (way·yit·ten-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

him
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

his daughter
בִּתּ֖וֹ (bit·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

Rachel
רָחֵ֥ל (rā·ḥêl)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7354: Rachel -- a wife of Jacob

as his wife.
לְאִשָּֽׁה׃ (lə·’iš·šāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female
(28) He gave him Rachel . . . to wife also.--After the monogamy of Abraham, and the stricter monogamy of Isaac, how came Jacob to marry two wives? Abravanel says that as Esau ought to have married Leah, and Jacob Rachel, he acted only as his brother's substitute in taking the elder, and was still free to marry the younger sister, who was his by custom, He thinks also that Jacob, recalling the promise of a. seed numerous as the dust (Genesis 28:14), and seeing how near the family had been to total extinction in the days of his father and grandfather, desired to place it on a more secure basis. More probably, even after Leah had been forced upon him, Jacob regarded Rachel as his own, and as polygamy was not actually forbidden, considered that he was only acting justly by her and himself in marrying her. He had seen Esau blamed, not for marrying two wives, but for taking Hittites; and his love for Rachel would make him need but little argument. The only other alternative, namely, to have divorced Leah, would have been worse, and happily divorce was not a practice as yet introduced.

Verse 28. - And Jacob aid so, and fulfilled her week. Literally, the week of this one, either of Leah or of Rachel, as above. Rosenmüller, assigning the first week (ver. 27) to Leah, refers this to Rachel; but the expression can scarcely have two different meanings within the compass of two verses. And he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also. The polygamy of Jacob, though contrary to the law of nature (Genesis 2:21-25), admits of some palliation, since Rachel was the choice of his affections The marriage of sisters was afterwards declared incestuous (Leviticus 18:18). 29:15-30 During the month that Jacob spent as a guest, he was not idle. Wherever we are, it is good to employ ourselves in some useful business. Laban was desirous that Jacob should continue with him. Inferior relations must not be imposed upon; it is our duty to reward them. Jacob made known to Laban the affection he had for his daughter Rachel. And having no wordly goods with which to endow her, he promises seven years' service Love makes long and hard services short and easy; hence we read of the labour of love, Heb 6:10. If we know how to value the happiness of heaven, the sufferings of this present time will be as nothing to us. An age of work will be but as a few days to those that love God, and long for Christ's appearing. Jacob, who had imposed upon his father, is imposed upon by Laban, his father-in-law, by a like deception. Herein, how unrighteous soever Laban was, the Lord was righteous: see Jud 1:7. Even the righteous, if they take a false step, are sometimes thus recompensed in the earth. And many who are not, like Jacob, in their marriage, disappointed in person, soon find themselves, as much to their grief, disappointed in the character. The choice of that relation ought to be made with good advice and thought on both sides. There is reason to believe that Laban's excuse was not true. His way of settling the matter made bad worse. Jacob was drawn into the disquiet of multiplying wives. He could not refuse Rachel, for he had espoused her; still less could he refuse Leah. As yet there was no express command against marrying more than one wife. It was in the patriarchs a sin of ignorance; but it will not justify the like practice now, when God's will is plainly made known by the Divine law, Le 18:18, and more fully since, by our Saviour, that one man and woman only must be joined together, 1Co 7:2.
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