Jacob Meets Rachel
1 Then Jacob° Iwent° on his journey°, and came° to the land° of athe sons° of the east°. 2 He looked°, and Isaw° aa well° in the field°, and behold°, three° flocks° of sheep° were lying° there° beside° it, for from that well° they watered° the flocks°. Now the stone° on the mouth° of the well° was large°. 3 When all° the flocks° were gathered° there°, they would then roll° the stone° from the mouth° of the well° and water° the sheep°, and put° the stone° back° in its place° on the mouth° of the well°.
4 ¶ Jacob° said° to them, “My brothers°, where° are you from?” And they said°, “We are from aHaran°.” 5 He said° to them, “Do you know° Laban° the ason° of Nahor°?” And they said°, “We know° [him].” 6 And he said° to them, “Is it well° with him?” And they said°, “It is well°, and here° is aRachel° his daughter° coming° with the sheep°.” 7 He said°, “Behold°, it is still° high° day°; it is not time° for the livestock° to be gathered°. Water° the sheep°, and go°, pasture° them.” 8 But they said°, “We cannot°°, until°° all° the flocks° are gathered°, and they roll° the stone° from the mouth° of the well°; then we water° the sheep°.”
9 ¶ While he was still° speaking° with them, Rachel° came° with her father’s° sheep°, for she was a shepherdess°. 10 When° Jacob° saw° Rachel° the daughter° of Laban° his mother’s° brother°, and the sheep° of Laban° his mother’s° brother°, Jacob° went° up and rolled° the stone° from the mouth° of the well° and watered° the flock° of Laban° his mother’s° brother°. 11 Then Jacob° akissed° Rachel°, and lifted° his voice° and wept°. 12 Jacob° told° Rachel° that he was a Iarelative° of her father° and that he was Rebekah’s° son°, and bshe ran° and told° her father°.
13 ¶ So when aLaban° heard° the news° of Jacob° his sister’s° son°, he ran° to meet° him, and bembraced° him and kissed° him and brought° him to his house°. Then he related° to Laban° all° these° things°. 14 Laban° said° to him, “Surely° you are amy bone° and my flesh°.” And he stayed° with him a month°.
15 ¶ Then Laban° said° to Jacob°, “Because° you are my Irelative°, should you therefore serve° me for nothing°? Tell° me, what° shall ayour 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 weak°, but Rachel° was abeautiful° of form° and Iface°. 18 Now Jacob° aloved° Rachel°, so he said°, “bI will serve° you seven° years° for your younger° daughter° Rachel°.” 19 Laban° said°, “It is better° that I give° her to you than° to give° her to another° man°; stay° with me.” 20 So Jacob° served° seven° years° for Rachel° and they seemed°° to him but a few° days° abecause of his love° for her.
 ILit brother aGn 31:41
 ILit beautiful of appearance aGn 12:11, 14; 26:7
 aGn 24:67 bHo 12:12
 aSo 8:7
21 ¶ Then Jacob° said° to Laban°, “Give° [me] my wife°, for my Itime° is completed°, that I may ago° in to her.” 22 Laban° gathered° all° the men° of the place° and made° a feast°. 23 Now in the evening° he took° his daughter° Leah°, and brought° her to him; and [Jacob] went° in to her. 24 Laban° also gave° his maid° Zilpah° to his daughter° Leah° as a maid°. 25 So it came° about in the morning° that, behold°, it was Leah°! And he said° to Laban°, “aWhat° is this° you have done° to me? Was it not for Rachel° that I served° with you? Why° then have you bdeceived° me?” 26 But Laban° said°, “It is not Ithe practice°° in our place° to IImarry° off° the younger° before° the firstborn°. 27 Complete° the week° of this° one°, and we will give° you the other° also° for the service° which° ayou shall serve° with me for another° seven° years°.” 28 Jacob° did° so° and completed° her week°, and he gave° him his daughter° Rachel° as his wife°. 29 Laban° also gave° his maid° Bilhah° to his daughter° Rachel° as her maid°. 30 So [Jacob] went° in to Rachel° also°, and indeed° ahe loved° Rachel° more° than° Leah°, and he served° with ILaban for banother° seven° years°.
 ILit days are aJg 15:1
 aGn 12:18; 20:9; 26:10 b1S 28:12
 ILit done thus in IILit give
 aGn 31:41
 ILit him aGn 29:17, 18 bGn 31:41
31 ¶ Now the LORD° saw° that Leah° was Iunloved°, and He opened° her womb°, but Rachel° was barren°. 32 Leah° conceived° and bore° a son° and named°° him IReuben°, for she said°, “Because° the LORD° has IIaseen° my affliction°; surely° now° my husband° will love° me.” 33 Then she conceived° again° and bore° a son° and said°, “aBecause° the LORD° has Iheard° that I am IIunloved°, He has therefore given° me this° [son] also°.” So she named°° him Simeon°. 34 She conceived° again° and bore° a son° and said°, “Now° this° time° my husband° will become° Iattached° to me, because° I have borne° him three° sons°.” Therefore°° he was named°° aLevi°. 35 And she conceived° again° and bore° a son° and said°, “This° time° I will Ipraise° the LORD°.” Therefore°° she named°° him IIaJudah°. Then she stopped° bearing°.
 ILit hated
 II.e. see, a son IILit looked upon aGn 16:11; 31:42; Ex 3:7; 4:31; Dt 26:7; Ps 25:18
 IHeb shama, related to Simeon IILit hated aDt 21:15
 IHeb lavah, related to Levi aGn 49:5
 IHeb Jadah, related to Judah IIHeb Jehudah aGn 49:8; Mt 1:2
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Jacob cometh to the well of Haran.
1 ¶ Then Jacobº went on¹ª his journey,º² and came¹ª² into the landº of the peopleº of the east.º 2 And he looked,ºª and behold² a wellº in the field,º and, lo,² there² [were] threeº flocksº of sheepº lyingºª by² it; for² out of² that² wellº they wateredºª the flocks:º and a greatº stoneº [was] upon² the well'sº mouth.º 3 And thither² were all² the flocksº gathered:ºª and they rolledºª² the stoneº from²² the well'sº mouth,º and wateredºª² the sheep,º and putºª² the stoneº again¹ª upon² the well'sº mouthº in his place.º 4 And Jacobº saidºª unto them, My brethren,º whenceº² [be] ye?² And they said,ºª Of Haranº² [are] we.² 5 And he saidºª unto them, Knowºª ye² Labanº the sonº of Nahor?º And they said,ºª We knowºª [him]. 6 And he saidºª unto them, [Is] he well?º And they said,ºª [He is] well:º and, behold,² Rachelº his daughterº comethºª with² the sheep.º 7 And he said,ºª Lo,º [it is] yet² highº day,º neither² [is it] timeº that the cattleº should be gathered together:ºª waterºª ye the sheep,º and go¹ª² [and] feedºª [them]. 8 And they said,ºª We cannot,ºª² until²² all² the flocksº be gathered together,ºª and [till] they rollºª² the stoneº from²² the well'sº mouth;º then we waterºª the sheep.º
 Gn 22:20; 24:10; 25:20; 28:5; Nu 23:7; Jg 6:3, 33; 7:12; 8:10; 1K 4:30; Ps 119:32, 60; Ec 9:7; Ho 12:12.
 Gn 24:11, 13; Ex 2:15; Ps 23:2; So 1:6; Is 49:10; Jn 4:6, 14; Rv 7:17.
 Gn 29:3.
 Gn 11:31; 24:10; 27:43; 28:10; Ac 7:2, 4.
 Gn 24:24, 29; 31:53.
 Gn 37:14; 43:27; Ex 18:7; 1S 17:22; 25:5; 2S 20:9.
 Ga 6:9; Ep 5:16.
 Gn 29:3; 34:14; 43:32; Mk 16:3; Lk 24:2.
He taketh acquaintance of Rachel.
9 ¶ And while he yetº spakeºª with² them, Rachelº cameºª with² her father'sº sheep:º for² she² kept² them.¹ª 10 And it came to pass,² when² Jacobº sawºª² Rachelº the daughterº of Labanº his mother'sº brother,º and the sheepº of Labanº his mother'sº brother,º that Jacobº went near,ºª and rolledºª² the stoneº from²² the well'sº mouth,º and wateredºª² the flockº of Labanº his mother'sº brother.º 11 And Jacobº kissedºª Rachel,º and lifted upºª² his voice,º and wept.ºª 12 And Jacobº toldºª Rachelº that² he² [was] her father'sº brother,º and that² he² [was] Rebekah'sº son:º and she ranºª and toldºª her father.º
 Gn 24:15; Ex 2:15, 21; So 1:7.
 Ex 2:17.
 Gn 27:26; 29:13; 33:4; 43:30; 45:2, 14; Ex 4:27; 18:7; Ro 16:16.
 Gn 13:8; 14:14; 24:28.
Laban entertaineth him.
13 And it came to pass,² when Labanº heardºª² the tidingsº of Jacobº his sister'sº son,º that he ranºª to meetºª him, and embracedºª him, and kissedºª him, and broughtºª him to² his house.º And he toldºª Labanº² all² these² things.º 14 And Labanº saidºª to him, Surelyº thou² [art] my boneº and my flesh.º And he abodeºª with² him the spaceº of a month.º
 Gn 24:29; 45:15; Ex 4:27; 18:7; 2S 19:39; Lk 7:45; Ac 20:37; Ro 16:16; Col 4:5.
 Gn 2:23; 13:8; 29:12, 15; Jg 9:2; 2S 5:1; 19:12; Mi 7:5; Ep 5:30.
15 ¶ And Labanº saidºª unto Jacob,º Because² thou² [art] my brother,º shouldest thou therefore serveºª me for nought?º tellºª me, what² [shall] thy wagesº [be]? 16 And Labanº had twoº daughters:º the nameº of the elderº [was] Leah,º and the nameº of the youngerº [was] Rachel.º 17 Leahº [was] tenderº eyed;º but Rachelº was² beautifulºº and wellº favoured.º
 Gn 30:28; 31:7.
 Gn 29:17, 25; 30:19; 31:4; 33:2; 35:23; 46:15; 49:31; Ru 4:11.
 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.
Jacob covenanteth for Rachel.
18 And Jacobº lovedºª² Rachel;º and said,ºª I will serveºª thee sevenº yearsº for Rachelº thy youngerº daughter.º 19 And Labanº said,ºª [It is] betterº that I giveºª her to thee, than that I should giveºª² her to anotherº man:º abideºª with² me. 20 And Jacobº servedºª sevenº yearsº for Rachel;º and they seemedº² unto him [but] a fewº days,º for the love² he had¹ to her.
 Gn 29:20, 30; 31:41; 34:12; Ex 22:16; 2S 3:14; Ho 3:2; 12:12.
 Ps 12:2; Is 6:5, 11.
 Gn 24:67; 30:26; So 8:6; Ho 12:12; 1Co 13:7; 2Co 5:14; Ep 5:2.
21 ¶ And Jacobº saidºª unto² Laban,º Giveºª [me]² my wife,º for² my daysº are fulfilled,ºª that I may go inºª unto² her. 22 And Labanº gathered togetherºª² all² the men¹² of the place,º and madeºª a feast.º
 Gn 4:1; 29:18, 20; 31:41; 38:16; Jg 15:1; Mt 1:18.
 Jg 14:10; Ru 4:10; Mt 22:2; 25:1; Jn 2:1; Rv 19:9.
He is deceived with Leah.
23 And it came to pass² in the evening,º that he tookºª² Leahº his daughter,º and broughtºª her to² him; and he went inºª unto² her. 24 And Labanº gaveºª unto his daughterº Leahº² Zilpahº his maidº [for] an handmaid.º 25 And it came to pass,² that in the morning,º behold,² it² [was] Leah:º and he saidºª to² Laban,º What² [is] this² thou hast doneºª unto me? did not² I serveºª with² thee for Rachel?º wherefore² then hast thou beguiledºª me? 26 And Labanº said,ºª It must not² be so² doneºª in our country,º to giveºª the youngerº beforeº the firstborn.º 27 Fulfilºª herº week,º and we will giveºª thee² this² also² for the serviceº which² thou shalt serveºª with² me yet² sevenº otherº years.º
 Gn 24:65; 38:14; Mi 7:5.
 Gn 16:1; 24:59; 30:9; 46:18.
 Gn 27:35; Jg 1:7; Pv 11:31; Mt 7:2, 12; Jn 21:17; 1Co 3:13; Rv 3:19.
 Gn 29:26.
 Gn 2:2; 8:10; 29:20; Lv 18:18; Jg 14:10, 12; Mal 2:15; 1Ti 6:10.
He marrieth also Rachel, and serveth for her seven years more.
28 And Jacobº didºª so,² and fulfilledºª her² week:º and he gaveºª him² Rachelº his daughterº to wifeº also. 29 And Labanº gaveºª to Rachelº his daughterº² Bilhahº his handmaidº to be her maid.º 30 And he went inºª also² unto² Rachel,º and he lovedºª also²² Rachelº more than Leah,º² and servedºª with² him yet² sevenº otherº years.º
 Gn 29:22, 28.
 Gn 29:24; 30:3; 35:22, 25; 37:2.
 Gn 29:18, 20, 31; 30:25; 31:15, 41; 44:20, 27; Dt 21:15; 1S 18:17; Ho 12:12; Mt 6:24; 10:37; Lk 14:26; Jn 12:25.
 Gn 16:1; 20:18; 21:1; 25:21; 27:41; 29:30; 30:1, 22; Ex 3:7; Dt 21:15; Jg 13:2; 1S 1:5, 20, 27; 2:21; Ps 127:3; Mal 1:3; Mt 6:24; 10:37; Lk 1:7; 14:26; Jn 12:25.
Leah beareth Reuben,
 Gn 35:22; 37:21, 29; 42:22, 27; 46:8; 49:3; Ex 3:7; 4:31; Dt 26:7; 1S 1:11, 20; 2S 16:12; 1Ch 5:1; Ps 25:18; 106:44; Lk 1:25.
33 And she conceivedºª again,² and bareºª a son;º and said,ºª Because² the LORDº hath heardºª that² I² [was] hated,ºª he hath therefore givenºª me² this² [son] also:² and she calledºª his nameº Simeon.º
34 And she conceived² again,¹ª² and bareºª a son;º and said,ºª Now² this timeº will my husbandº be joinedºª unto² me, because² I have bornºª him threeº sons:º therefore²² was his nameº calledºª Levi.º
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