Genesis 29:16
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New International Version
Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

King James Bible
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

Darby Bible Translation
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger, Rachel.

World English Bible
Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

Young's Literal Translation
And Laban hath two daughters, the name of the elder is Leah, and the name of the younger Rachel,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Because thou art my brother, etc. - Though thou art my nearest relative, yet I have no right to thy services without giving thee an adequate recompense. Jacob had passed a whole month in the family of Laban, in which he had undoubtedly rendered himself of considerable service. As Laban, who was of a very saving if not covetous disposition, saw that he was to be of great use to him in his secular concerns, he wished to secure his services, and therefore asks him what wages he wished to have.

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was Leah.

Genesis 29:17,25-32 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favored...

Genesis 30:19 And Leah conceived again, and bore Jacob the sixth son.

Genesis 31:4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field to his flock,

Genesis 33:2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph last.

Genesis 35:23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:

Genesis 46:15 These be the sons of Leah, which she bore to Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah...

Genesis 49:31 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.

Ruth 4:11 And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses...

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The Blessing of Jacob Upon Judah. (Gen. Xlix. 8-10. )
Ver. 8. "Judah, thou, thy brethren shall praise thee; thy hand shall be on the neck of thine enemies; before thee shall bow down the sons of thy father. Ver. 9. A lion's whelp is Judah; from the prey, my son, thou goest up; he stoopeth down, he coucheth as a lion, and as a full-grown lion, who shall rouse him up? Ver. 10. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come, and unto Him the people shall adhere." Thus does dying Jacob, in announcing
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Epistle v. To Theoctista, Sister of the Emperor.
To Theoctista, Sister of the Emperor. Gregory to Theoctista, &c. With how great devotion my mind prostrates itself before your Venerableness I cannot fully express in words; nor yet do I labour to give utterance to it, since, even though I were silent, you read in your heart your own sense of my devotion. I wonder, however, that you withdrew your countenance, till of late bestowed on me, from this my recent engagement in the pastoral office; wherein, under colour of episcopacy, I have been brought
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

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Genesis 29:15
Laban said to him, "Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be."

Genesis 29:17
Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful.

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