Genesis 29:30
New International Version
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 Living Translation
So Jacob slept with Rachel, too, and he loved her much more than Leah. He then stayed and worked for Laban the additional seven years.

English Standard Version
So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and served Laban for another seven years.

Berean Study Bible
Jacob slept with Rachel as well, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. So he worked for Laban another seven years.

King James Bible
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

New King James Version
Then Jacob also went in to Rachel, and he also loved Rachel more than Leah. And he served with Laban still another seven years.

New American Standard Bible
So Jacob had relations with Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.

NASB 1995
So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.

NASB 1977
So Jacob went in to Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.

Amplified Bible
So Jacob consummated his marriage and lived with Rachel [as his wife], and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served with Laban for another seven years.

Christian Standard Bible
Jacob slept with Rachel also, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob slept with Rachel also, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

American Standard Version
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he went in also unto Rakhyl and he loved Rakhyl also more than Leah, and he worked with him again seven more years.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he went in to Rachel; and he loved Rachel more than Lea; and he served him seven other years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And having at length obtained the marriage he wished for, he preferred the love of the latter before the former, and served with him other seven years.

English Revised Version
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Good News Translation
Jacob had intercourse with Rachel also, and he loved her more than Leah. Then he worked for Laban another seven years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob slept with Rachel too. He loved Rachel more than Leah. So he worked for Laban another seven years.

International Standard Version
Jacob also married Rachel, since he loved her. He served Laban another full seven years' work for Rachel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Literal Standard Version
And he also goes in to Rachel, and he also loves Rachel more than Leah; and he serves with him yet seven other years.

NET Bible
Jacob had marital relations with Rachel as well. He loved Rachel more than Leah, so he worked for Laban for seven more years.

New Heart English Bible
So he slept with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked with him another seven years.

World English Bible
He went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Young's Literal Translation
And he goeth in also unto Rachel, and he also loveth Rachel more than Leah; and he serveth with him yet seven other years.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
29Laban also gave his servant girl Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant. 30Jacob slept with Rachel as well, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. So he worked for Laban another seven years.

Cross References
Genesis 29:17
Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel was shapely and beautiful.

Genesis 29:18
Since Jacob loved Rachel, he answered, "I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel."

Genesis 29:29
Laban also gave his servant girl Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maidservant.

Genesis 29:31
When the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.

Genesis 31:41
Thus for twenty years I have served in your household--fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks--and you have changed my wages ten times!


Treasury of Scripture

And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

he loved.

Genesis 29:20,31
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her…

Genesis 44:20,27
And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him…

Deuteronomy 21:15
If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated:

served.

Genesis 29:18
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

Genesis 30:25,26
And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country…

Genesis 31:15,41
Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money…









Verse 30. - And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah (implying, however, that Leah had a place in his affections), and served with him yet seven other years. The seven years cunningly exacted for Leah was thus the second fraud practiced upon Jacob (Genesis 30:26; Genesis 31:41; Hosea 12:12).

CHAPTER 29:31-35

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Jacob slept with
וַיָּבֹא֙ (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

Rachel
רָחֵ֔ל (rā·ḥêl)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7354: Rachel -- a wife of Jacob

as well,
גַּ֣ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

and indeed,
גַּֽם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

he loved
וַיֶּאֱהַ֥ב (way·ye·’ĕ·haḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f

Rachel
רָחֵ֖ל (rā·ḥêl)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7354: Rachel -- a wife of Jacob

more than Leah.
מִלֵּאָ֑ה (mil·lê·’āh)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3812: Leah -- 'weary', a wife of Jacob

So he worked
וַיַּעֲבֹ֣ד (way·ya·‘ă·ḇōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

for
עִמּ֔וֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

Laban
ע֖וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

another
אֲחֵרֽוֹת׃ (’ă·ḥê·rō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 312: Hinder, next, other

seven
שֶֽׁבַע־ (še·ḇa‘-)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

years.
שָׁנִ֥ים (šā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8141: A year


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