15Laban said to Jacob, ‘Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore
serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?’ 16Now Laban had two
daughters; the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was
Rachel. 17Leah’s eyes were lovely, and Rachel was graceful and beautiful.
18Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, ‘I will serve you seven years for your
younger daughter Rachel.’ 19Laban said, ‘It is better that I give her to you
than that I should give her to any other man; stay with me.’ 20So Jacob served
seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the
love he had for her. 21Then Jacob said to Laban, ‘Give me my wife that I may go
in to her, for my time is completed.’
22So Laban gathered together all the people of the place, and made a feast.
23But in the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob; and he
went in to her. 24(Laban gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah to be her
maid.) 25When morning came, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, ‘What is this
you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you
deceived me?’ 26Laban said, ‘This is not done in our country giving the younger
before the firstborn. 27Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the
other also in return for serving me another seven years.’ 28Jacob did so, and
completed her week; then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as a wife.