Genesis 29:30

“And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 29:30

And hee went in also vnto Rachel, and he loued also Rachel more then Leah, and serued with him yet seuen other yeeres.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So {Jacob} went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Jacob took Rachel as his wife, and his love for her was greater than his love for Leah; and he went on working for Laban for another seven years.
- Basic English Bible

And he went in also to Rachel; and he loved also Rachel more than Leah. And he served with him yet seven other years.
- Darby Bible

And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
- Webster's Bible

He went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
- World English Bible

And he goeth in also unto Rachel, and he also loveth Rachel more than Leah; and he serveth with him yet seven other years.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 29:30

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 29:30


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.

29:32 She appears very ambitious of her husband's love; she reckoned the want of it her affliction, not upbraiding him with it as his fault, nor reproaching him for it; but laying it to heart as her grief, which she had reason to bear, because she was consenting to the fraud by which she became his wife. She called her first - born Reuben, see a son, with this pleasant thought, Now will my husband love me. And her third son Levi, joined, with this expectation, Now will my husband be joined unto me. The Lord hath heard, that is, taken notice of it, that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son. Her fourth she called Judah, praise, saying, Now will I praise the Lord. And this was he, of whom, as concerning the flesh Christ came. Whatever is the matter of our rejoicing, ought to be the matter of our thanksgiving. And all our praises must center in Christ, both as the matter of them, and as the Mediator of them. He descended from him whose name was praise, for he is our praise. Is Christ formed in my heart? Now will I praise the Lord.


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