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Genesis 29 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:1 - And Jacob lifteth up his feet, and goeth towards the land of the sons of the east;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - and he looketh, and lo, a well in the field, and lo, there three droves of a flock crouching by it, for from that well they water the droves, and the great stone is on the mouth of the well.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:3 - (When thither have all the droves been gathered, and they have rolled the stone from off the mouth of the well, and have watered the flock, then they have turned back the stone on the mouth of the well to its place.)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:4 - And Jacob saith to them, 'My brethren, from whence are ye?' and they say, 'We are from Haran.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:5 - And he saith to them, 'Have ye known Laban, son of Nahor?' and they say, 'We have known.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:6 - And he saith to them, 'Hath he peace?' and they say, 'Peace; and lo, Rachel his daughter is coming with the flock.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:7 - And he saith, 'Lo, the day is still great, it is not time for the cattle to be gathered; water ye the flock, and go, delight yourselves.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - And they say, 'We are not able, till that all the droves be gathered together, and they have rolled away the stone from the mouth of the well, and we have watered the flock.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:9 - He is yet speaking with them, and Rachel hath come with the flock which her father hath, for she is shepherdess;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - and it cometh to pass when Jacob hath seen Rachel, daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the flock of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob cometh nigh and rolleth the stone from off the mouth of the well, and watereth the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:11 - And Jacob kisseth Rachel, and lifteth up his voice, and weepeth,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:12 - and Jacob declareth to Rachel that he is her father's brother, and that he is Rebekah's son, and she runneth and declareth to her father.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:13 - And it cometh to pass, when Laban heareth the report of Jacob his sister's son, that he runneth to meet him, and embraceth him, and kisseth him, and bringeth him in unto his house; and he recounteth to Laban all these things,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:14 - and Laban saith to him, 'Only my bone and my flesh art thou;' and he dwelleth with him a month of days.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:15 - And Laban saith to Jacob, 'Is it because thou art my brother that thou hast served me for nought? declare to me what is thy hire.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:16 - And Laban hath two daughters, the name of the elder is Leah, and the name of the younger Rachel,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:17 - and the eyes of Leah are tender, and Rachel hath been fair of form and fair of appearance.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:18 - And Jacob loveth Rachel, and saith, 'I serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter:'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:19 - and Laban saith, 'It is better for me to give her to thee than to give her to another man; dwell with me;'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:20 - and Jacob serveth for Rachel seven years; and they are in his eyes as some days, because of his loving her.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:21 - And Jacob saith unto Laban, 'Give up my wife, for my days have been fulfilled, and I go in unto her;'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:22 - and Laban gathereth all the men of the place, and maketh a banquet.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:23 - And it cometh to pass in the evening, that he taketh Leah, his daughter, and bringeth her in unto him, and he goeth in unto her;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:24 - and Laban giveth to her Zilpah, his maid-servant, to Leah his daughter, a maid-servant.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:25 - And it cometh to pass in the morning, that lo, it is Leah; and he saith unto Laban, 'What is this thou hast done to me? for Rachel have I not served with thee? and why hast thou deceived me?'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:26 - And Laban saith, 'It is not done so in our place, to give the younger before the first-born;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:27 - fulfil the week of this one, and we give to thee also this one, for the service which thou dost serve with me yet seven other years.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:28 - And Jacob doth so, and fulfilleth the week of this one, and he giveth to him Rachel his daughter, to him for a wife;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:29 - and Laban giveth to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his maid-servant, for a maid-servant to her.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:30 - And he goeth in also unto Rachel, and he also loveth Rachel more than Leah; and he serveth with him yet seven other years.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:31 - And Jehovah seeth that Leah is the hated one, and He openeth her womb, and Rachel is barren;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:32 - and Leah conceiveth, and beareth a son, and calleth his name Reuben, for she said, 'Because Jehovah hath looked on mine affliction; because now doth my husband love me.'

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:33 - And she conceiveth again, and beareth a son, and saith, 'Because Jehovah hath heard that I am the hated one, He also giveth to me even this one;' and she calleth his name Simeon.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:34 - And she conceiveth again, and beareth a son, and saith, 'Now is the time, my husband is joined unto me, because I have born to him three sons,' therefore hath one called his name Levi.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:35 - And she conceiveth again, and beareth a son, and saith this time, 'I praise Jehovah;' therefore hath she called his name Judah; and she ceaseth from bearing.

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