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.

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

New King James Version
Then Jacob did so and fulfilled her week. So he gave him his daughter Rachel as wife also.

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

NASB 1995
Jacob did so and completed her week, and he gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.

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

Amplified Bible
So Jacob complied and fulfilled Leah’s week [of celebration]; then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as his [second] wife.

Christian Standard Bible
And Jacob did just that. He finished the week of celebration, and 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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yaquuv did so and completed her wedding and he gave Rakhyl his daughter to him as a 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:

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Jacob does so, and fulfills the period of seven [for] this one, and he gives his daughter Rachel to him for a wife for him;

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

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.









(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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And Jacob
יַעֲקֹב֙ (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 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 6213: To do, make

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

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

the week’s celebration,
שְׁבֻ֣עַ (šə·ḇu·a‘)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 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 5414: To give, put, set

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

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

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

as his wife.
לְאִשָּֽׁה׃ (lə·’iš·šāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female


Jump to Previous
Completed Daughter Ended Finished Fulfilled Fulfilleth Jacob Laban Rachel Week Wife
Jump to Next
Completed Daughter Ended Finished Fulfilled Fulfilleth Jacob Laban Rachel Week Wife
Links
Genesis 29:28 NIV
Genesis 29:28 NLT
Genesis 29:28 ESV
Genesis 29:28 NASB
Genesis 29:28 KJV

Genesis 29:28 BibleApps.com
Genesis 29:28 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 29:28 Chinese Bible
Genesis 29:28 French Bible
Genesis 29:28 Clyx Quotations

OT Law: Genesis 29:28 Jacob did so and fulfilled her week (Gen. Ge Gn)
Genesis 29:27
Top of Page
Top of Page