Jacob

Jacob

 
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  • At sundown he arrived at a good place to set up camp and stopped there for the night. Jacob found a stone for a pillow and lay down to sleep. - Genesis 28:11


  • Then Jacob woke up and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I wasn't even aware of it." - Genesis 28:16


  • Then Jacob made this vow: "If God will be with me and protect me on this journey and give me food and clothing, - Genesis 28:20


  • Jacob hurried on, finally arriving in the land of the east. - Genesis 29:1


  • Jacob went over to the shepherds and asked them, "Where do you live?" "At Haran," they said. - Genesis 29:4


  • "How is he?" Jacob asked. "He's well and prosperous. Look, here comes his daughter Rachel with the sheep." - Genesis 29:6


  • "Why don't you water the flocks so they can get back to grazing?" Jacob asked. "They'll be hungry if you stop so early in the day." - Genesis 29:7


  • And because she was his cousin, the daughter of his mother's brother, and because the sheep were his uncle's, Jacob went over to the well and rolled away the stone and watered his uncle's flock. - Genesis 29:10


  • Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and tears came to his eyes. - Genesis 29:11


  • As soon as Laban heard about Jacob's arrival, he rushed out to meet him and greeted him warmly. Laban then brought him home, and Jacob told him his story. - Genesis 29:13


  • "Just think, my very own flesh and blood!" Laban exclaimed. After Jacob had been there about a month, - Genesis 29:14


  • Since Jacob was in love with Rachel, he told her father, "I'll work for you seven years if you'll give me Rachel, your younger daughter, as my wife." - Genesis 29:18


  • So Jacob spent the next seven years working to pay for Rachel. But his love for her was so strong that it seemed to him but a few days. - Genesis 29:20


  • Finally, the time came for him to marry her. "I have fulfilled my contract," Jacob said to Laban. "Now give me my wife so we can be married." - Genesis 29:21


  • So Laban invited everyone in the neighborhood to celebrate with Jacob at a wedding feast. - Genesis 29:22


  • That night, when it was dark, Laban took Leah to Jacob, and he slept with her. - Genesis 29:23


  • But when Jacob woke up in the morning--it was Leah! "What sort of trick is this?" Jacob raged at Laban. "I worked seven years for Rachel. What do you mean by this trickery?" - Genesis 29:25
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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