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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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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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 …
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Epistle v. To Theoctista, Sister of the Emperor.
And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.
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.
These were the sons born to Jacob by Bilhah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Rachel--seven in all.
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