Genesis 29:20
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New American Standard Bible
So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her.

King James Bible
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they were in his eyes as single days, because he loved her.

World English Bible
Jacob served seven years for Rachel. They seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had for her.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob serveth for Rachel seven years; and they are in his eyes as some days, because of his loving her.

Genesis 29:20 Parallel
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Genesis 29:20 Parallel Commentaries

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Jesus Works his First Miracle at Cana in Galilee.
^D John II. 1-11. ^d 1 And the third day [From the calling of Philip (John i. 43). The days enumerated in John's first two chapters constitute a week, and may perhaps be intended as a contrast to the last week of Christ's ministry ( John xii. 1). It took two days to journey from the Jordan to Cana] there was a marriage [In Palestine the marriage ceremony usually began at twilight. The feast after the marriage was at the home of the bridegroom, and was sometimes prolonged for several days (Gen. xxix.
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Departure from Ireland. Death and Burial at Clairvaux.
[Sidenote: 1148, May (?)] 67. (30). Being asked once, in what place, if a choice were given him, he would prefer to spend his last day--for on this subject the brothers used to ask one another what place each would select for himself--he hesitated, and made no reply. But when they insisted, he said, "If I take my departure hence[821] I shall do so nowhere more gladly than whence I may rise together with our Apostle"[822]--he referred to St. Patrick; "but if it behoves me to make a pilgrimage, and
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Cross References
Genesis 29:19
Laban said, "It is better that I give her to you than to give her to another man; stay with me."

Genesis 30:26
"Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me depart; for you yourself know my service which I have rendered you."

Genesis 31:15
"Are we not reckoned by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and has also entirely consumed our purchase price.

1 Samuel 18:23
So Saul's servants spoke these words to David. But David said, "Is it trivial in your sight to become the king's son-in-law, since I am a poor man and lightly esteemed?"

Hosea 12:12
Now Jacob fled to the land of Aram, And Israel worked for a wife, And for a wife he kept sheep.

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