August 21, 2018

Posted on August 21, 2018

August 21, 2018

Genesis 29:15  Genesis 29:35

15 And Laban said to Jacob, Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?

16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

17 And Leah’s eyes were dull, but Rachel was beautiful in form and beautiful in appearance.

18 And Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.

19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to another man; stay with me.

20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel, but they seemed to him only a few days because of the love he had for her.

21 And Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed.

22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place and made a feast.

23 But in the evening he took Leah his daughter and brought her to him, and he went in to her.

24 And Laban gave Zilpah his female servant to his daughter Leah to be her female servant.

25 And in the morning there she was, Leah! And he said to Laban, What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?

26 And Laban said, It is not done in this way in our place, to give the younger before the firstborn.

27 Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you will serve with me for another seven years.

28 And Jacob did so and completed her week, and he gave him Rachel his daughter as a wife.

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his female servant to be her female servant.

30 And he went in also to Rachel and also loved Rachel rather than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.

31 Now when Jehovah saw that Leah was hated, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.

32 And Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben, for she said, Because Jehovah has looked upon my affliction, surely now my husband will love me.

33 And she conceived again and bore a son and said, Because Jehovah has heard that I am hated, He has therefore given me this son also; so she called his name Simeon.

34 And she conceived again and bore a son and said, Now this time my husband will be joined to me, because I have borne him three sons. Therefore his name was called Levi.

35 And she conceived again and bore a son and said, This time I will praise Jehovah. Therefore she called his name Judah. Then she ceased bearing.

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