THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Genesis (Author Moses)

29:15And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?

29:16And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

29:17Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.

29:18And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

29:19And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.

29:20And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

29:21And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

29:22And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

29:23And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

29:24And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

29:25And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

29:26And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

29:27Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

29:28And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

29:29And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

29:30And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

30:28And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

30:29And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.

30:30For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?

30:31And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock:

30:32I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.

30:33So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.

30:34And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

31:7And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

31:41Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.



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