Genesis 29:29

“And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 29:29

And Laban gaue to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah his handmayd, to be her mayd.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Laban also gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her handmaid.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Laban gave Rachel his servant-girl Bilhah to be her waiting-woman.
- Basic English Bible

And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah, his maidservant, to be her maidservant.
- Darby Bible

And Laban gave to Rachel, his daughter, Bilhah, his handmaid, to be her maid.
- Webster's Bible

Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah, his handmaid, to be her handmaid.
- World English Bible

and Laban giveth to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his maid-servant, for a maid-servant to her.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her handmaid.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 29:29

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 29:29


29:27 We will give thee this also - Hereby he drew Jacob into the sin and snare, and disquiet of multiplying wives. Jacob did not design it, but to have kept as true to Rachel as his father had done to Rebekah; he that had lived without a wife to the eighty fourth year of his age could then have been very well content with one: but Laban to dispose of his two daughters without portions, and to get seven years service more out of Jacob, thus imposeth upon him, and draws him into such a strait, that he had some colourable reason for marrying them both.

29:31 When the Lord saw that Leah was hated - That is, loved less than Rachel, in which sense it is required that we hate father and mother, in comparison with Christ, #Luke 14:26|, then the Lord granted her a child, which was a rebuke to Jacob for making so great a difference between those he was equally related to; a check to Rachel, who, perhaps insulted over her sister upon that account; and a comfort to Leah, that she might not be overwhelmed with the contempt put upon her.


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