New Living Translation
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.
King James Bible
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they were in his eyes as single days, because he loved her.
World English Bible
Jacob served seven years for Rachel. They seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had for her.
Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob serveth for Rachel seven years; and they are in his eyes as some days, because of his loving her.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:20 They seemed to him but a few days for the love he had to her - An age of work will be but as a few days to those that love God, and long for Christ's appearing.
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
"Agreed!" Laban replied. "I'd rather give her to you than to anyone else. Stay and work with me."
Let me take my wives and children, for I have earned them by serving you, and let me be on my way. You certainly know how hard I have worked for you."
He has reduced our rights to those of foreign women. And after he sold us, he wasted the money you paid him for us.
1 Samuel 18:23
When Saul's men said these things to David, he replied, "How can a poor man from a humble family afford the bride price for the daughter of a king?"
Jacob fled to the land of Aram, and there he earned a wife by tending sheep.
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