29:23 evening. As Jacob took advantage of his father’s blindness to deceive him, so Laban used the cover of night to outwit Jacob.
he took his daughter Leah. The custom of veiling the bride (24:64, 65 note) and of marrying off the elder daughter first (v. 26) served Laban’s selfish intentions. He shamelessly used his unloved daughter and introduced a source of continuing discord into Jacob’s family (30:1, 2; 31:15). Laban’s daughters were not deceived by his unscrupulous behavior (31:14–16).