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Genesis 29:27-30 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

27 After you spend this week[a] with Leah, you may also marry Rachel. But you will have to work for me another seven years.”

28-30 At the end of the week of celebration, Laban let Jacob marry Rachel, and he gave her his servant woman Bilhah. Jacob loved Rachel more than he did Leah, but he had to work another seven years for Laban.


  1. 29.27 this week: The wedding feast lasted for seven days (see Judges 14.12,17).

Genesis 29:27-29 New International Version (NIV)

27 Finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.

28 And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. 29 Laban gave his servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her attendant.

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