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Genesis 29:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Leah's eyes were tender. But Rachel was beautiful and well favored.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Leah [was] tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And Leah’s eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of form and face.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Leah [was] tender-eyed, but Rachel was beautiful and well-favored.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the eyes of Leah were tender; but Rachel was of beautiful form and beautiful countenance.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, the eyes of Leah, were weak,—whereas, Rachel, was comely in form, and comely in countenance.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the eyes of Leah [are] tender, and Rachel hath been fair of form and fair of appearance.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But Lia was blear-eyed: Rachel was well favoured, and of a beautiful countenance.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Leah was tender eyed: but Rachel was beautiful and well fauoured.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the eyes of Leah{gr.Lea} were weak. But Rachel was beautiful in appearance, and exceedingly fair in countenance.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Leah [was] tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
L לֵאָה 3812
{3812} Prime
לֵאָה
Le'ah
{lay-aw'}
From H3811; weary; Leah, a wife of Jacob.
[was] tender 7390
{7390} Prime
רַךְ
rak
{rak}
From H7401; tender (literally or figuratively); by implication weak.
eyed; 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
but Rl רָחֵל 7354
{7354} Prime
רָחֵל
Rachel
{raw-khale'}
The same as H7353; Rachel, a wife of Jacob.
was x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
beautiful 3303
{3303} Prime
יָפֶה
yapheh
{yaw-feh'}
From H3302; beautiful (literally of figuratively).
8389
{8389} Prime
תֹּאַר
to'ar
{to'-ar}
From H8388; outline, that is, figure or appearance.
and well 3303
{3303} Prime
יָפֶה
yapheh
{yaw-feh'}
From H3302; beautiful (literally of figuratively).
favoured. 4758
{4758} Prime
מַרְאֶה
mar'eh
{mar-eh'}
From H7200; a view (the act of seeing); also an appearance (the thing seen), whether (real) a shape (especially if handsome, comeliness; often plural the looks), or (mental) a vision.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 29:14-20.


Genesis 29:17

_ _ Leah tender-eyed — that is, soft blue eyes — thought a blemish.

_ _ Rachel beautiful and well-favored — that is, comely and handsome in form. The latter was Jacob’s choice.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 29:15-30.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Rachel:

Genesis 29:6-12 And he said unto them, [Is] he well? And they said, [He is] well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. ... And Jacob told Rachel that he [was] her father's brother, and that he [was] Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father.
Genesis 29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
Genesis 30:1-2 And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die. ... And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, [Am] I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?
Genesis 30:22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
Genesis 35:19-20 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which [is] Bethlehem. ... And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that [is] the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
Genesis 35:24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
Genesis 46:19-22 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin. ... These [are] the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls [were] fourteen.
Genesis 48:7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet [there was] but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same [is] Bethlehem.
1 Samuel 10:2 When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?
Jeremiah 31:15 Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, [and] bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they [were] not.
Matthew 2:18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping [for] her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

beautiful:

Genesis 12:11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou [art] a fair woman to look upon:
Genesis 24:16 And the damsel [was] very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
Genesis 39:6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was [a] goodly [person], and well favoured.
Proverbs 31:30 Favour [is] deceitful, and beauty [is] vain: [but] a woman [that] feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
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Gn 12:11; 24:16; 29:6, 18; 30:1, 22; 35:19, 24; 39:6; 46:19; 48:7. 1S 10:2. Pv 31:30. Jr 31:15. Mt 2:18.

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