Genesis 29:30
New International Version
Jacob made love to Rachel also, and his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

New Living Translation
So Jacob slept with Rachel, too, and he loved her much more than Leah. He then stayed and worked for Laban the additional seven years.

English Standard Version
So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and served Laban for another seven years.

Berean Study Bible
Jacob slept with Rachel as well, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. So he worked for Laban another seven years.

New American Standard Bible
So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.

King James Bible
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Christian Standard Bible
Jacob slept with Rachel also, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

Good News Translation
Jacob had intercourse with Rachel also, and he loved her more than Leah. Then he worked for Laban another seven years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob slept with Rachel also, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

International Standard Version
Jacob also married Rachel, since he loved her. He served Laban another full seven years' work for Rachel.

NET Bible
Jacob had marital relations with Rachel as well. He loved Rachel more than Leah, so he worked for Laban for seven more years.

New Heart English Bible
He went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob slept with Rachel too. He loved Rachel more than Leah. So he worked for Laban another seven years.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

New American Standard 1977
So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah and served with him yet another seven years.

King James 2000 Bible
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

American King James Version
And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

American Standard Version
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he went in to Rachel; and he loved Rachel more than Lea; and he served him seven other years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And having at length obtained the marriage he wished for, he preferred the love of the latter before the former, and served with him other seven years.

Darby Bible Translation
And he went in also to Rachel; and he loved also Rachel more than Leah. And he served with him yet seven other years.

English Revised Version
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

World English Bible
He went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Young's Literal Translation
And he goeth in also unto Rachel, and he also loveth Rachel more than Leah; and he serveth with him yet seven other years.
Study Bible
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
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 29:17
Leah had no sparkle in her eyes, but Rachel was shapely and beautiful.

Genesis 29:18
Since Jacob loved Rachel, he answered, "I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel."

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

Genesis 29:31
When the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.

Genesis 31:41
Thus for twenty years I have served in your household--fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks--and you have changed my wages ten times!

Treasury of Scripture

And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

he loved.

Genesis 29:20,31
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her…

Genesis 44:20,27
And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him…

Deuteronomy 21:15
If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated:

served.

Genesis 29:18
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

Genesis 30:25,26
And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country…

Genesis 31:15,41
Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money…







Lexicon
Jacob slept with
וַיָּבֹא֙ (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

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

as well,
גַּ֣ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

and indeed,
גַּֽם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

he loved
וַיֶּאֱהַ֥ב (way·ye·’ĕ·haḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 157: To have affection f

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

more than Leah.
מִלֵּאָ֑ה (mil·lê·’āh)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3812: Leah -- 'weary', a wife of Jacob

So he worked
וַיַּעֲבֹ֣ד (way·ya·‘ă·ḇōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

for
עִמּ֔וֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

Laban
ע֖וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

another
אֲחֵרֽוֹת׃ (’ă·ḥê·rō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 312: Hinder, next, other

seven
שֶֽׁבַע־ (še·ḇa‘-)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

years.
שָׁנִ֥ים (šā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year
Verse 30. - And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah (implying, however, that Leah had a place in his affections), and served with him yet seven other years. The seven years cunningly exacted for Leah was thus the second fraud practiced upon Jacob (Genesis 30:26; Genesis 31:41; Hosea 12:12).

CHAPTER 29:31-35 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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