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Genesis 29:28-30 New English Translation (NET Bible)

28 Jacob did as Laban said.[a] When Jacob[b] completed Leah’s bridal week,[c] Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.[d] 29 (Laban gave his female servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel to be her servant.)[e] 30 Jacob[f] slept with[g] Rachel as well. He also loved Rachel more than Leah. Then he worked for Laban[h] for seven more years.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 29:28 tn Heb “and Jacob did so.” The words “as Laban said” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.
  2. Genesis 29:28 tn Heb “and he”; the referent (Jacob) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  3. Genesis 29:28 tn Heb “the seven of this one.” The referent of “this one” has been specified in the translation as Leah to avoid confusion with Rachel, mentioned later in the verse.
  4. Genesis 29:28 tn Heb “and he gave to him Rachel his daughter for him for a wife.” The referent of the pronoun “he” (Laban) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  5. Genesis 29:29 tn Heb “and Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his female servant, for her for a servant.”
  6. Genesis 29:30 tn Heb “and he”; the referent (Jacob) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  7. Genesis 29:30 tn Heb “came to” or “approached,” a euphemism for sexual relations. See note at v. 21.
  8. Genesis 29:30 tn Heb “him”; the referent (Laban) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
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Genesis 29:28-30 New International Version (NIV)

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. 30 Jacob made love to Rachel also, and his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

New International Version (NIV)

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