New Living Translation
There was no sparkle in Leah's eyes, but Rachel had a beautiful figure and a lovely face.
King James Bible
Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
Darby Bible Translation
And the eyes of Leah were tender; but Rachel was of beautiful form and beautiful countenance.
World English Bible
Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and attractive.
Young's Literal Translation
and the eyes of Leah are tender, and Rachel hath been fair of form and fair of appearance.
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The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
As he was approaching the border of Egypt, Abram said to his wife, Sarai, "Look, you are a very beautiful woman.
And sure enough, when Abram arrived in Egypt, everyone noticed Sarai's beauty.
Rebekah was very beautiful and old enough to be married, but she was still a virgin. She went down to the spring, filled her jug, and came up again.
When the men who lived there asked Isaac about his wife, Rebekah, he said, "She is my sister." He was afraid to say, "She is my wife." He thought, "They will kill me to get her, because she is so beautiful."
Now Laban had two daughters. The older daughter was named Leah, and the younger one was Rachel.
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.
So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn't worry about a thing--except what kind of food to eat! Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man,
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