17 Leah had weak[a] eyes, but Rachel(A) had a lovely figure and was beautiful.(B)

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  1. Genesis 29:17 Or delicate

23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah(A) and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her.

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28 And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.(A)

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

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When Leah(A) saw that she had stopped having children,(B) she took her servant Zilpah(C) and gave her to Jacob as a wife.(D)

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23 The sons of Leah:(A)

Reuben the firstborn(B) of Jacob,

Simeon, Levi, Judah,(C) Issachar and Zebulun.(D)

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30 but when I rest with my fathers,(A) carry me out of Egypt and bury me where they are buried.”(B)

“I will do as you say,” he said.

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31 There Abraham(A) and his wife Sarah(B) were buried, there Isaac and his wife Rebekah(C) were buried, and there I buried Leah.(D)

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11 Then the elders and all the people at the gate(A) said, “We are witnesses.(B) May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah,(C) who together built up the family of Israel. May you have standing in Ephrathah(D) and be famous in Bethlehem.(E)

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