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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CommentaryClarke'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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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 …
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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."
Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful.
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