New International Version
And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.
King James Bible
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled the week [with] this one, and he gave him Rachel his daughter to be his wife.
World English Bible
Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week. He gave him Rachel his daughter as wife.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob doth so, and fulfilleth the week of this one, and he giveth to him Rachel his daughter, to him for a wife;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And Jacob did so - and he gave him Rachel - It is perfectly plain that Jacob did not serve seven years more before he got Rachel to wife; but having spent a week with Leah, and in keeping the marriage feast, he then got Rachel, and served afterwards seven years for her. Connections of this kind are now called incestuous; but it appears they were allowable in those ancient times. In taking both sisters, it does not appear that any blame attached to Jacob, though in consequence of it he was vexed by their jealousies. It was probably because of this that the law was made, Thou shalt not take a wife to her sister, to vex her, besides the other in her life-time. After this, all such marriages were strictly forbidden.
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fulfilled her week. The public marriage feast made on this occasion, seems to have formed the regular method of recognising the marriage, and lasted seven days: it would therefore have been improper to have broken off the solemnities to which all the men of the place had been invited (ver.
) and probably Laban wished to keep the fraud from the public eye. It is perfectly plain that Jacob did not serve seven years more before he got Rachel to wife.
LibraryThe Blessing of Jacob Upon Judah. (Gen. Xlix. 8-10. )
Ver. 8. "Judah, thou, thy brethren shall praise thee; thy hand shall be on the neck of thine enemies; before thee shall bow down the sons of thy father. Ver. 9. A lion's whelp is Judah; from the prey, my son, thou goest up; he stoopeth down, he coucheth as a lion, and as a full-grown lion, who shall rouse him up? Ver. 10. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come, and unto Him the people shall adhere." Thus does dying Jacob, in announcing …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Epistle v. To Theoctista, Sister of the Emperor.
Finish this daughter's bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work."
Laban gave his servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her attendant.
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