JACOB AND RACHEL EF B

Let Him Work for You…

“Now Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, “I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.” Genesis 29:18 NKJV

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“Now Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, “I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.”Genesis 29:18 NKJV

Jacob fell in love with Laban’s younger daughter, Rachel. Leah, being the older daughter, should have been the first to marry, but, unfortunately, she was homely, whereas Rachel was beautiful (Genesis 29:17). Because of his love for Rachel, Jacob made a deal with Laban to work seven years for Rachel’s hand in marriage.

When Jacob completed the seven years, he demanded Rachel as his wife (Genesis 29:21). Laban threw a feast, but, instead of giving Rachel to Jacob that night, he gave him Leah. The Bible does not say how the switch was accomplished, but, in any case, Jacob slept with Leah and was shocked the next morning to find Leah in bed with him (verses 23–25). Outraged, Jacob demanded to know why Laban had given him Leah in spite of the fact that he had worked seven years for Rachel’s hand. Laban, unapologetic for his trickery, simply told Jacob that it was tradition that the older daughter be married first (verse 26). He did, however, tell Jacob that he could still have Rachel—if he worked another seven years. 

WHICH HE DID. JACOB WORKED 14 YEARS; FREE LABOR FOR RACHAEL. 

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