Genesis 29:29
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New International Version
Laban gave his servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her attendant.

New Living Translation
(Laban gave Rachel a servant, Bilhah, to be her maid.)

English Standard Version
(Laban gave his female servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel to be her servant.)

Berean Study Bible
Laban also gave his servant girl Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.

New American Standard Bible
Laban also gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid.

King James Bible
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

Christian Standard Bible
And Laban gave his slave Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her slave.

Good News Translation
Laban gave his slave woman Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid.)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Laban gave his slave Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her slave.

International Standard Version
Laban also gave his woman servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel to be her maidservant.

NET Bible
(Laban gave his female servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel to be her servant.)

New Heart English Bible
Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah, his handmaid, to be her handmaid.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(Laban had given his slave Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her slave.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her handmaid.

New American Standard 1977
Laban also gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah, his handmaid, to be her maid.

King James 2000 Bible
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

American King James Version
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

American Standard Version
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her handmaid.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom her father gave Bala for her servant.

Darby Bible Translation
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah, his maidservant, to be her maidservant.

English Revised Version
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her handmaid.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Laban gave to Rachel, his daughter, Bilhah, his handmaid, to be her maid.

World English Bible
Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah, his handmaid, to be her handmaid.

Young's Literal Translation
and Laban giveth to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his maid-servant, for a maid-servant to her.
Study Bible
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
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. 30Jacob slept with Rachel as well, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. So he worked for Laban another seven years.…
Cross References
Genesis 29:28
And Jacob did just that. He finished the week's celebration, and Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.

Genesis 29:30
Jacob slept with Rachel as well, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. So he worked for Laban another seven years.

Genesis 46:25
These are the sons of Jacob born to Bilhah, whom Laban gave to his daughter Rachel--seven in all.

Treasury of Scripture

And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

Bilhah. See on ver.

Genesis 29:24 And Laban gave to his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

Genesis 30:3-8 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in to her; and she shall …

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Genesis 37:2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years …







Verse 29. - And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah - "Bashful," "Modest" (Gesenius) - his handmaid to be her maid. And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. As he had given Leah an handmaid he gave Rachel another; and this in the Targum of Jonathan is said to be a daughter of Laban by a concubine also, as the former. 29. gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah to be her maid—A father in good circumstances still gives his daughter from his household a female slave, over whom the young wife, independently of her husband, has the absolute control.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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