Genesis 29:29
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New International Version
Laban gave his servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her attendant.

King James Bible
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

Darby Bible Translation
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah, his maidservant, to be her maidservant.

World English Bible
Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah, his handmaid, to be her handmaid.

Young's Literal Translation
and Laban giveth to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his maid-servant, for a maid-servant to her.

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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bilhah. See on ver.

Genesis 29:24 And Laban gave to his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

Genesis 30:3-8 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in to her; and she shall bear on my knees, that I may also have children by her...

Genesis 35:22,25 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelled in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it...

Genesis 37:2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers...

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The 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.
To Theoctista, Sister of the Emperor. Gregory to Theoctista, &c. With how great devotion my mind prostrates itself before your Venerableness I cannot fully express in words; nor yet do I labour to give utterance to it, since, even though I were silent, you read in your heart your own sense of my devotion. I wonder, however, that you withdrew your countenance, till of late bestowed on me, from this my recent engagement in the pastoral office; wherein, under colour of episcopacy, I have been brought
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Cross References
Genesis 29:28
And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.

Genesis 29:30
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.

Genesis 46:25
These were the sons born to Jacob by Bilhah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Rachel--seven in all.

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