Genesis 29:17

“Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Leah was tender eyed: but Rachel was beautiful and well fauoured.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of form and face.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Leah's eyes were tender. But Rachel was beautiful and well favored.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Leah's eyes were clouded, but Rachel was fair in face and form.
- Basic English Bible

And the eyes of Leah were tender; but Rachel was of beautiful form and beautiful countenance.
- Darby Bible

Leah was tender-eyed, but Rachel was beautiful and well-favored.
- Webster's Bible

Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and attractive.
- World English Bible

and the eyes of Leah [are] tender, and Rachel hath been fair of form and fair of appearance.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Leah's eyes were weak; but Rachel was of beautiful form and fair to look upon.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 29

  • Norah
    For Jacob to have married two sisters was to fulfill Gods purpose for all Jacob's sons represents the twelve princess and twelve tribes
  • Wilbert for verse 27
    Genesis 29:27.what does "full her week " mean?.
  • A web search showed that the Hebrew name Levi means "Joined in Harmony ".
  • Geraldine cole
    To get the truth we must go back and read ch 24. 25.26. 28 then 29 because Issac call his son Esau in because he knew he was dying and Isaac told his to go get his food that he love and cook it.his wife heard him and told Jocob her son to pretend he was Isaac oldest son so that his father could bless him and he would own all of Isaac rishes.so when Jacob and his mother decieved Isaac everything went wrong Esau hated his brother for what he did he stole his birthright everything went wrong from that lie u no a family lie can travel down threw a family until someone stand u and speak the truth
  • I thinks it 's beautiful that in the end Jacob wanted to be buried with leah and not rachel. Out ward beauty doesn 't matter
  • Mark Nunes for verse 17
    Leah had beautiful tender sad eyes far apart and slanting down at the sides like Marylin Monroe This was her best feature but Rachel still had more going for her and was beautiful also and had a nice body. Fat was considered beautiful back then at a time when everyone worked so hard, ate so little and hardly any one got overweight. So maybe Leah was skinny. Well favored probably meant Rachel had a fuller figure but with a nice hourglass shape.

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