New Living Translation
"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."
King James Bible
Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
Darby Bible Translation
Fulfil the week with this one: then we will give thee the other one also, for the service that thou shalt serve me yet seven other years.
World English Bible
Fulfill the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you will serve with me yet seven other years."
Young's Literal Translation
fulfil the week of this one, and we give to thee also this one, for the service which thou dost serve with me yet seven other years.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
29:27 We will give thee this also - Hereby he drew Jacob into the sin and snare, and disquiet of multiplying wives. Jacob did not design it, but to have kept as true to Rachel as his father had done to Rebekah; he that had lived without a wife to the eighty fourth year of his age could then have been very well content with one: but Laban to dispose of his two daughters without portions, and to get seven years service more out of Jacob, thus imposeth upon him, and draws him into such a strait, that he had some colourable reason for marrying them both.
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
"It's not our custom here to marry off a younger daughter ahead of the firstborn," Laban replied.
So Jacob agreed to work seven more years. A week after Jacob had married Leah, Laban gave him Rachel, too.
Yes, for twenty years I slaved in your house! I worked for fourteen years earning your two daughters, and then six more years for your flock. And you changed my wages ten times!
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