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.

Discussion for Genesis 29:17

  • Carleton on Genesis 29:17
    "The doctrine of Jesus Christ is the word of the heavenly Father. The doctrine of the Son and the testimony of the Holy Spirit is above (excels) all the teachings of the prophets, and it contains all that is necessary and conducive to salvation.

    Nor can the will of the heavenly Father be found anywhere so clearly as in the words of Jesus Christ, by whom he has in these last days spoken, made known his will, and fully expressed it; hence all that is contrary, or not conformable, to the words of Christ, is not God's word or will; for "no other foundation can be laid, than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ"

    1 Cor.3:11.

    Originally written in German by Dietrich Phillip on his writing titled "The True Knowledge of God"

    Supporting scriptures to this small part of his text are as follows:

    Hebrews 1:2

    John 7:16

    John 3:11

    John 8:28

    John 12:49

    John 14:10;24

    Galatians 1:8-9

    Matthew 4:4

    Matthew 11:29
  • Andy G van den Berg on Genesis 29:17

    May we further suggest you Google 'False Apostles and False Christs'. It is the first Listing out of 16.9m.

    In His Service.

    Andy & Dianne van den Berg - Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Carleton - in Reply on Genesis 29:17
    Dear Andy, please read them yourself.

  • Names of Jesus Pt 2 on Genesis 29:17
    14. Head of the Church - "And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church." Eph. 1:22

    15. Holy Servant - "and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence, while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus." Acts 4:29-30

    16. I Am - "Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am." John 8:58

    17. Immanuel - "She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel, which means 'God with us.'" Is. 7:14

    18. Indescribable Gift - "Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift." 2 Cor. 9:15

    19. Judge - "he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead." Acts 10:42

    20. King of Kings - "These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful." Rev. 17:14

    21. Lamb of God - "The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" John 1:29

    22. Light of the World - "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12

    23. Lion of the Tribe of Judah - "Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals." Rev. 5:5

    24. Lord of All - "For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Phil. 2:9-11

    25. Mediator - "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." 1 Tim. 2:5

    26. Messiah - "We have found the Messiah" (that is, the Christ)." John 1:41
  • Carleton - in Reply on Genesis 29:17
    Thank you for doing this. I saved both pages thus far. Lots of fire activity nearby. Prayers are needed.

  • Names of JesusPart 4 - in Reply on Genesis 29:17
    40. Resurrection and the Life - "Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die." John 11:25

    41. The Door - "I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture." John 10:9

    42. The Way - "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

    43. The Word - "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1

    44. True Vine - "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser." John 15:1

    45. Truth - "And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32

    46. Victorious One - "To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne." Rev. 3:21

    47 - 50. Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.

    And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Is. 9:6

    All thisand so much more.

    He alone is worthy.


    After all the "discussion" over the weekend about Jesus's name ( Yeshua, Messiah, etc)

    He's worth so much more than to be an object of disagreements. Am I the only one who felt like crying?

  • Richard - in Reply on Genesis 29:17
    You're so right Mishael. I believe when I pray I call Jesus Christ around 15-20 things. Most in your list. And so many people today are getting very hung up, and arguing, on saying "you should only call Him this or that". Thank you much for you posting a list of His names brother. God Bless!
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Genesis 29:17
    You wrote a book to ask if we felt like crying?
  • Meant Well - in Reply on Genesis 29:17
    May God bless me every time I am mocked for things I meant to be pure and lovely; of good report.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Genesis 29:17
    I apologize for taking too much space. It will not happen again.


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