29:13And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things. 29:14And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.29:15And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? Tell me, what shall thy wages be? 29:16And Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 29:17And Leah's eyes were tender. But Rachel was beautiful and well favored. 29:18And Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. 29:19And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man. Abide with me. 29:20And Jacob served seven years for Rachel. And they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
29:21And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. 29:22And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. 29:23And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him. And he went in unto her. 29:24And Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid unto his daughter Leah for a handmaid. 29:25And it came to pass in the morning that, behold, it was Leah. And he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? Did not I serve with thee for Rachel? Wherefore then hast thou beguiled me? 29:26And Laban said, It is not so done in our place, to give the younger before the first-born. 29:27Fulfil the week of this one, and we will give thee the other also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years. 29:28And jacob did so, and fulfilled her week. And he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife. 29:29And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her handmaid. 29:30And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
29:31And Jehovah saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb. But Rachel was barren. 29:32And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben. For she said, Because Jehovah hath looked upon my affliction. For now my husband will love me. 29:33And she conceived again, and bare a son: and said, Because Jehovah hath heard that I am hated, he hath therefore given me this son also. And she called his name Simeon.29:34And she conceived again, and bare a son. And said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have borne him three sons. Therefore was his name called Levi.29:35And she conceived again, and bare a son. And she said, This time will I praise Jehovah. Therefore she called his name Judah. And she left off bearing.
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