Genesis 29:29
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New Living Translation
(Laban gave Rachel a servant, Bilhah, to be her maid.)

King James Bible
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

Darby Bible Translation
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah, his maidservant, to be her maidservant.

World English Bible
Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah, his handmaid, to be her handmaid.

Young's Literal Translation
and Laban giveth to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his maid-servant, for a maid-servant to her.

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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 29:28
So Jacob agreed to work seven more years. A week after Jacob had married Leah, Laban gave him Rachel, too.

Genesis 29:30
So Jacob slept with Rachel, too, and he loved her much more than Leah. He then stayed and worked for Laban the additional seven years.

Genesis 46:25
These were the sons of Bilhah, the servant given to Rachel by her father, Laban. The number of Jacob's descendants through Bilhah was seven.

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