Genesis 29:20
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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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Wesley'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.

Genesis 29:20 Parallel Commentaries

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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

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Genesis 29:19
"Agreed!" Laban replied. "I'd rather give her to you than to anyone else. Stay and work with me."

Genesis 30:26
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."

Genesis 31:15
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?"

Hosea 12:12
Jacob fled to the land of Aram, and there he earned a wife by tending sheep.

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