Saturday, August 09, 2008

Jacob and Rachel

11 And having watered the flock, he kissed her: and lifting up his voice, wept. 12 And he told her that he was her father's brother, and the son of Rebecca: but she went in haste and told her father. 13 Who, when he heard that Jacob his sister's son was come, ran forth to meet him; and embracing him, and heartily kissing him, brought him into his house. And when he had heard the causes of his journey, 14 He answered: Thou art my bone and my flesh. And after the days of one month were expired, 15 He said to him: Because thou art my brother, shalt thou serve me without wages? Tell me what wages thou wilt have.

16 Now he had two daughters, the name of the elder was Lia: and the younger was called Rachel. 17 But Lia was blear eyed: Rachel was well favoured, and of a beautiful countenance. 18 And Jacob being in love with her, said: I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. 19 Laban answered: It is better that I give her to thee than to another man; stay with me. 20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel: and they seemed but a few days, because of the greatness of his love.
Genesis 29:11-20

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