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Genesis 29 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:1 - Then Jacob [fn]went on his journey, and came to the land of the sons of the east.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - He looked, and [fn]saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it, for from that well they watered the flocks. Now the stone on the mouth of the well was large.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:3 - When all the flocks were gathered there, they would then roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:4 - Jacob said to them, “My brothers, where are you from?” And they said, “We are from Haran.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:5 - He said to them, “Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?” And they said, “We know him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:6 - And he said to them, “Is it well with him?” And they said, “It is well, and here is Rachel his daughter coming with the sheep.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:7 - He said, “Behold, it is still high day; it is not time for the livestock to be gathered. Water the sheep, and go, pasture them.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - But they said, “We cannot, until all the flocks are gathered, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:9 - While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep, for she was a shepherdess.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:11 - Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted his voice and wept.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:12 - Jacob told Rachel that he was a [fn]relative of her father and that he was Rebekah’s son, and she ran and told her father.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:13 - So when Laban heard the news of Jacob his sister’s son, he ran to meet him, and embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his house. Then he related to Laban all these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:14 - Laban said to him, “Surely you are my bone and my flesh.” And he stayed with him a month.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:15 - Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my [fn]relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:16 - Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:17 - And Leah’s eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of form and [fn]face.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:18 - Now Jacob loved Rachel, so he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:19 - Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than to give her to another man; stay with me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:20 - So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:21 - Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my [fn]time is completed, that I may go in to her.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:22 - Laban gathered all the men of the place and made a feast.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:23 - Now in the evening he took his daughter Leah, and brought her to him; and Jacob went in to her.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:24 - Laban also gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:25 - So it came about in the morning that, behold, it was Leah! And he said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served with you? Why then have you deceived me?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:26 - But Laban said, “It is not [fn]the practice in our place to [fn]marry off the younger before the firstborn.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:27 - “Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shall serve with me for another seven years.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:28 - Jacob did so and completed her week, and he gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:29 - Laban also gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:30 - So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with [fn]Laban for another seven years.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:31 - Now the LORD saw that Leah was [fn]unloved, and He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:32 - Leah conceived and bore a son and named him [fn]Reuben, for she said, “Because the LORD has [fn]seen my affliction; surely now my husband will love me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:33 - Then she conceived again and bore a son and said, “Because the LORD has [fn]heard that I am [fn]unloved, He has therefore given me this son also.” So she named him Simeon.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:34 - She conceived again and bore a son and said, “Now this time my husband will become [fn]attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.” Therefore he was named Levi.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:35 - And she conceived again and bore a son and said, “This time I will [fn]praise the LORD.” Therefore she named him [fn]Judah. Then she stopped bearing.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: lifted up his feet
Literally: behold
Literally: brother
Literally: brother
Literally: beautiful of appearance
Literally: days are
Literally: done thus in
Literally: give
Literally: him
Literally: hated
I.e. see, a son
Literally: looked upon
Hebrew: shama, related to Simeon
Literally: hated
Hebrew: lavah, related to Levi
Hebrew: Jadah, related to Judah
Hebrew: Jehudah

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