Genesis 29:17

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 29:17

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 for Genesis 29:17

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 29:17


29:15 Because thou art my brother - That is, kinsman. Should thou therefore serve me for nought? - No, what reason for that? If Jacob be so respectful as to give him his service without demanding any consideration for it, yet Laban will not be so unjust as to take advantage either of his necessity, or of his good nature. It appears by computation that Jacob was now seventy years old when he bound himself apprentice for a wife; probably Rachel was young and scarce marriageable when Jacob came first, which made him the more willing to stay for her till his seven years were expired.


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