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Jacob meets Rachel

29:1 Then Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
went on his journey, and came to the land of the sons of the east.

29:2 And he looked, and saw a well in the field, and, see, there [were] three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks and a great stone [was] upon the well’s mouth.
29:3 And there were all the flocks gathered and they rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well’s mouth in his place.
29:4 And Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
said to them, My brethren,
where y’all from? And they said, We [are] from Haran  .
29:5 And he said to them, Y’all Know Laban the son of Nahor ? And they said, We know [him].
29:6 And he said to them, [Is] he well ? And they said, [He is] well and, look, Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
his daughter comes with the sheep.
29:7 And he said, See, the day is still high, is it [not] time that the livestock should be gathered together water you the sheep, and go [and] feed [them].
29:8 And they said, We can’t, until all the flocks are gathered together, and [till] they roll the stone from the well’s mouth ; then we water the sheep.
29:9 And while he talked with them, Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
came with her father’s sheep for she kept them.

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29:10 And it so happened, when Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
saw Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.
29:11 And Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
kissed Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
29:12 And Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
told Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
that he [was] her father’s brother, and that he [was] Rebekahרִבְקָה‎
(/rɪˈbɛkə/) Meaning: Tied Up, Secured Also spelled Rebecca; Modern: Rīvqa, Tiberian: Rīḇqā, Greek: Ῥεβέκκα click here
‘s son and she ran and told her father.
29:13 And it so happened, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
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.
29:14 And Laban said to him, Surely you [are] my bone and my flesh. And he stayed with him the space of a month.

Jacob serves Laban


29:15 And Laban said to Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
, Because you [are] my brother, should you therefore serve me for nothing ? tell me, what [shall] your wages [be]?
29:16 And Laban had two daughters the name of the elder [was] Leahלֵאָה
the Torah describes her eyes as “soft” from weeping. God hearkens to Leah’s tears and prayers and allows her to marry Jacob even before Rachel does. For more info click here
, and the name of the younger [was] Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
.
29:17 And the eyes of Leahלֵאָה
the Torah describes her eyes as “soft” from weeping. God hearkens to Leah’s tears and prayers and allows her to marry Jacob even before Rachel does. For more info click here
were weak; but Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
was beautiful of appearance.
29:18 And Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
loved Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
; and said, I will serve you seven years for Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
your younger daughter.
29:19 And Laban said, [It is] better that I give her to you, than that I should give her to another man; live with me.
29:20
And Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
served seven years for Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
; and they seemed to him [but] a few days, for the love he had to her.

Jacob marries Leah and Rachel


29:21 And Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
said to Laban, Give [me] my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.
29:22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
29:23 And it so happened in the evening, that he took Leahלֵאָה
the Torah describes her eyes as “soft” from weeping. God hearkens to Leah’s tears and prayers and allows her to marry Jacob even before Rachel does. For more info click here
his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in to her.
29:24 And Laban gave to his daughter Leahלֵאָה
the Torah describes her eyes as “soft” from weeping. God hearkens to Leah’s tears and prayers and allows her to marry Jacob even before Rachel does. For more info click here
Zilpah his slavegirl [for] a slave.
29:25 And it so happened, that in the morning, look, it [was] Leahלֵאָה
the Torah describes her eyes as “soft” from weeping. God hearkens to Leah’s tears and prayers and allows her to marry Jacob even before Rachel does. For more info click here
and he said to Laban, What [is] this you have done to me? did not I serve with you for Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
? What have you done me?
29:26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
29:27 Fulfill her week, and we will give you this also for the service which you shall serve with me yet another seven years.
29:28 And Jacobיַעֲקֹב
(/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Modern: Yaʿaqōv (help·info), Tiberian: Yaʿăqōḇ; Arabic: يَعْقُوب, romanized: Yaʿqūb; Greek: Ἰακώβ, romanized: Iakṓb) the name Yaʿaqōv יעקב is derived from ʿaqev עָקֵב “heel”, as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. (later called Israel) for more info click here
did so, and fulfilled her week and he gave him Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
his daughter to wife also.
29:29 And Laban gave to Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
his daughter Bilhah his slavegirl to be her slave.
29:30 And he also went in to Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
, and he loved also Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
more than Leahלֵאָה
the Torah describes her eyes as “soft” from weeping. God hearkens to Leah’s tears and prayers and allows her to marry Jacob even before Rachel does. For more info click here
, and served with him yet another seven years.

Leah’s children


29:31 And when YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
saw that Leahלֵאָה
the Torah describes her eyes as “soft” from weeping. God hearkens to Leah’s tears and prayers and allows her to marry Jacob even before Rachel does. For more info click here
[was] hated, he opened her womb but Rachelרָחֵל
romanized: Rāḥēl, Meaning lit: ’ewe’). For more info click here
[was] barren.
29:32 And Leahלֵאָה
the Torah describes her eyes as “soft” from weeping. God hearkens to Leah’s tears and prayers and allows her to marry Jacob even before Rachel does. For more info click here
conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Reubenרְאוּבֵן
or Reuven Standard Rəʾūven, meaning “behold, a son”. he was the first of the six sons of Jacob and Leah (Jacob’s oldest son) For more info click here
for she said, Surely YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has looked
up on my affliction ; now surely my husband will love me.
29:33 And she conceived again, and bore a son ; and said, Because YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has heard that I [was] hated, so he has given me this [son] also and she called his name Simeonשמעון
(/ˈsɪmiən/) is a given name (Biblical Šimʿon, Tiberian Šimʿôn), usually transliterated as Shimon. In Greek, it is written Συμεών, hence the Latinized spelling Symeon. It is a cognate of the name Simon “he has heard” For more info click here
.
29:34 And she conceived again, and bore a son ; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined to me, because I have borne him three sons so was his name called Leviלֵוִי‎
(/ˈliːvaɪ/ LEE-vy; Modern: Levī,The Torah suggests that the name Levi refers to Leah’s hope for Jacob to join with her, implying a derivation from Hebrew yillaweh, meaning he will join, but scholars suspect that it may simply mean priest, either as a loan word from the Minaean lawi’u, meaning priest, or by referring to those people who were joined to the Ark of the Covenant. For more info click here
.
29:35 And she conceived again, and bore a son and she said, Now will I praise YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
so she called his name Judah (Hebrew: יְהוּדָה‎, Modern: Yəhūda, Tiberian: Yŭhūḏā), literally “thanksgiving” or “praise,” is the noun form of the root Y-D-H (ידה), “to thank” or “to praise. ; and she ceased from bearing.

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