New International Version
Finish this daughter's bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work."
King James Bible
Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
Darby Bible Translation
Fulfil the week [with] this one: then we will give thee the other one also, for the service that thou shalt serve me yet seven other years.
World English Bible
Fulfill the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you will serve with me yet seven other years."
Young's Literal Translation
fulfil the week of this one, and we give to thee also this one, for the service which thou dost serve with me yet seven other years.'
Genesis 29:27 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Fulfill her week - The marriage feast, it appears, lasted seven days; it would not therefore have been proper to break off the solemnities to which all the men of the place had been invited, Genesis 29:22, and probably Laban wished to keep his fraud from the public eye; therefore he informs Jacob that if he will fulfill the marriage week for Leah, he will give him Rachel at the end of it, on condition of his serving seven other years. To this the necessity of the case caused Jacob to agree; and thus Laban had fourteen years' service instead of seven: for it is not likely that Jacob would have served even seven days for Leah, as his affection was wholly set on Rachel, the wife of his own choice. By this stratagem Laban gained a settlement for both his daughters. What a man soweth, that shall he reap. Jacob had before practiced deceit, and is now deceived; and Laban, the instrument of it, was afterwards deceived himself.
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Laban replied, "It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one.
And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.
It was like this for the twenty years I was in your household. I worked for you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks, and you changed my wages ten times.
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