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29:1 icapshen Iacob went on his iourney, and came into the land of the people of the East. Margin Note
29:2 And he looked, and behold, a well in the field, and loe, there were three flocks of sheepe lying by it: for out of that wel they watered the flocks: and a great stone was vpon the welles mouth.  
29:3 And thither were all the flockes gathered, and they rolled the stone from the wels mouth, & watered the sheepe, and put the stone againe vpon the wels mouth in his place.  
29:4 And Iacob said vnto them, My brethren, whence be ye? and they saide, Of Haran are we.  
29:5 And he said vnto them, Know ye Laban the sonne of Nahor? And they sayde, We knowe him.  
29:6 And he said vnto them, Is hee well? and they said, He is well: and behold, Rachel his daughter commeth with the sheepe. Margin Note
29:7 And hee said, Loe, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattell should be gathered together: water yee the sheepe, and goe and feed them. Margin Note
29:8 And they said, We cannot, vntill all the flockes bee gathered together, and till they rolle the stone from the welles mouth: then wee water the sheepe.  
29:9 And while hee yet spake with them, Rachel came with her fathers sheepe: for she kept them.  
29:10 And it came to passe, when Iacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mothers brother, and the sheepe of Laban his mothers brother; that Iacob went neere, and rolled the stone from the wels mouth, and watered the flocke of Laban his mothers brother.  
29:11 And Iacob kissed Rachel, and lifted vp his voyce, and wept.  
29:12 And Iacob told Rachel, that hee was her fathers brother, and that hee was Rebekahs sonne: and she ranne, and told her father.  
29:13 And it came to passe, when Laban heard the tidings of Iacob his sisters sonne, that he ranne to meete him, and imbraced him, and kissed him, & brought him to his house: and hee tolde Laban all these things. Margin Note
29:14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh: and he abode with him the space of a moneth. Margin Note
29:15 And Laban said vnto Iacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serue me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?  
29:16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the yonger was Rachel.  
29:17 Leah was tender eyed: but Rachel was beautiful and well fauoured.  
29:18 And Iacob loued Rachel, and said, I will serue thee seuen yeeres for Rachel thy yonger daughter.  
29:19 And Laban said, It is better that I giue her to thee, then that I should giue her to another man: abide with mee.  
29:20 And Iacob serued seuen yeeres for Rachel: and they seemed vnto him but a few dayes, for the loue hee had to her.  
29:21 And Iacob said vnto Laban, Giue me my wife (for my dayes are fulfilled) that I may goe in vnto her.  
29:22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.  
29:23 And it came to passe in the euening, that he tooke Leah his daughter, and brought her to him, and he went in vnto her.  
29:24 And Laban gaue vnto his daughter Leah, Zilpah his mayde, for a handmayd.  
29:25 And it came to passe, that in the morning, behold it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done vnto mee? did not I serue with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?  
29:26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our countrey, to giue the yonger, before the first borne. Margin Note
29:27 Fulfill her weeke, and wee will giue thee this also, for the seruice which thou shalt serue with mee, yet seuen other yeeres.  
29:28 And Iacob did so, and fulfilled her weeke: and he gaue him Rachel his daughter to wife also.  
29:29 And Laban gaue to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah his handmayd, to be her mayd.  
29:30 And hee went in also vnto Rachel, and he loued also Rachel more then Leah, and serued with him yet seuen other yeeres.  
29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, hee opened her wombe: but Rachel was barren.  
29:32 And Leah conceiued and bare a sonne, and shee called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely, the LORD hath looked vpon my affliction; now therefore my husband will loue me. Margin Note
29:33 And shee conceiued againe, and bare a sonne, and saide, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, hee hath therefore giuen mee this sonne also, and she called his name Simeon. Margin Note
29:34 And shee conceiued againe, and bare a sonne, and said, Now this time will my husband be ioyned vnto me, because I haue borne him three sonnes: therefore was his name called Leui. Margin Note
29:35 And shee conceiued againe, and bare a sonne: and she said, Now wil I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Iudah, and left bearing. Margin Note