New Living Translation
"It's not our custom here to marry off a younger daughter ahead of the firstborn," Laban replied.
King James Bible
And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
Darby Bible Translation
And Laban said, It is not so done in our place, to give the younger before the firstborn.
World English Bible
Laban said, "It is not done so in our place, to give the younger before the firstborn.
Young's Literal Translation
And Laban saith, 'It is not done so in our place, to give the younger before the first-born;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:26 It must be so done in our country - We have reason to think there was no such custom in his country; but if there was, and that he resolved to observe it, he should have told Jacob so, when he undertook to serve him for his younger daughter.
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
But when Jacob woke up in the morning--it was Leah! "What have you done to me?" Jacob raged at Laban. "I worked seven years for Rachel! Why have you tricked me?"
"But wait until the bridal week is over, then we'll give you Rachel, too--provided you promise to work another seven years for me."
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