New Living Translation
"Agreed!" Laban replied. "I'd rather give her to you than to anyone else. Stay and work with me."
King James Bible
And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
Darby Bible Translation
And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
World English Bible
Laban said, "It is better that I give her to you, than that I should give her to another man. Stay with me."
Young's Literal Translation
and Laban saith, 'It is better for me to give her to thee than to give her to another man; dwell with me;'
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The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Since Jacob was in love with Rachel, he told her father, "I'll work for you for seven years if you'll give me Rachel, your younger daughter, as my wife."
So Jacob worked seven years to pay for Rachel. But his love for her was so strong that it seemed to him but a few days.
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