29:1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.
29:1 So Jacob went on his journey and came to the land of the people of the East.

29:2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there [were] three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone [was] upon the well's mouth.
29:2 And he looked, and saw a well in the field; and behold, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks. A large stone was on the well's mouth.

29:3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
29:3 Now all the flocks would be gathered there; and they would roll the stone from the well's mouth, water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the well's mouth.

29:4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence [be] ye? And they said, Of Haran [are] we.
29:4 And Jacob said to them, "My brethren, where are you from?" And they said, "We are from Haran."

29:5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know [him].
29:5 Then he said to them, "Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?" And they said, "We know him."

29:6 And he said unto them, [Is] he well? And they said, [He is] well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.
29:6 So he said to them, "Is he well?" And they said, "He is well. And look, his daughter Rachel is coming with the sheep."

29:7 And he said, Lo, [it is] yet high day, neither [is it] time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go [and] feed [them].
29:7 Then he said, "Look, it is still high day; it is not time for the cattle to be gathered together. Water the sheep, and go and feed them."

29:8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and [till] they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
29:8 But they said, "We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together, and they have rolled the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep."

29:9 And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them.
29:9 Now while he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherdess.

29:10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
29:10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

29:11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
29:11 Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice and wept.

29:12 And Jacob told Rachel that he [was] her father's brother, and that he [was] Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father.
29:12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's relative and that he was Rebekah's son. So she ran and told her father.

29:13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
29:13 Then it came to pass, when Laban heard the report about Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him and kissed him, and brought him to his house. So he told Laban all these things.

29:14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou [art] my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.
29:14 And Laban said to him, "Surely you are my bone and my flesh." And he stayed with him for a month.

29:15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou [art] my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what [shall] thy wages [be]?
29:15 Then Laban said to Jacob, "Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what should your wages be?"

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

29:17 Leah [was] tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
29:17 Leah's eyes were delicate, but Rachel was beautiful of form and appearance.

29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
29:18 Now Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, "I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter."

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

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

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

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

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

29:24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid [for] an handmaid.
29:24 And Laban gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid.

29:25 And 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?
29:25 So it came to pass in the morning, that behold, it was Leah. And he said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served you? Why then have you deceived me?"

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

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

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

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

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

29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah [was] hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel [was] barren.
29:31 When the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.

29:32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
29:32 So Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben; for she said, "The LORD has surely looked on my affliction. Now therefore, my husband will love me."

29:33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard that I [was] hated, he hath therefore given me this [son] also: and she called his name Simeon.
29:33 Then she conceived again and bore a son, and said, "Because the LORD has heard that I am unloved, He has therefore given me this son also." And she called his name Simeon.

29:34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.
29:34 She conceived again and bore a son, and said, "Now this time my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons." Therefore his name was called Levi.

29:35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.
29:35 And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, "Now I will praise the LORD." Therefore she called his name Judah. Then she stopped bearing.