Genesis Chapter 29 – Chronological

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Genesis 29

Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.

And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well’s mouth.

And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well’s mouth in his place.

And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.

And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.

And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.

And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep.

And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep; for she kept them.

10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s brother, and that he was Rebekah’s son: and she ran and told her father.

13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister’s son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.

14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.

15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?

16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.

18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.

20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

31 And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the Lord hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the Lord hath heard I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.

34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.

35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

59 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 29 – Chronological

  1. Leah was ugly but Rachel was pretty .
    Jacob loved rachel more than he loved leah. Leah was misable and all she wanted was to feel loved. She tried 4 times before she had Judah (which means praise) you should always send up praise no matter what season you are in. You might feel down now but remember it is not forever. God will always come through.

    • Genesis 29
      8 “We can’t,” they said. “Not until all the shepherds get here. It takes all of us to roll the stone from the well. Not until then can we water the flocks.”

      9-13 While Jacob was in conversation with them, Rachel came up with her father’s sheep. She was the shepherd. The moment Jacob spotted Rachel, daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, saw her arriving with his uncle Laban’s sheep, he went and single-handedly rolled the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the sheep of his uncle Laban. Then he kissed Rachel and broke into tears.

      We Can’t
      I wonder if these men had even tried to move the stone. Had they always just stood around waiting for someone else . Jacob wanted to get the job done. He took the initiative to just do it. Was he trying to impress Rachel the men or prove a point. Whichever he accomplished the task at hand. Many times in the Kingdom of God there are so many things God wants accomplished. Are we too standing around waiting on someone else to do it. Time is running out there are so many excuses made why we do not serve in the Kingdom. I recently asked someone to help me just carrying a heavy bag to my car one evening the reply was I can’t I’m not dressed . It my days of growing up it would not have mattered we would have gotten dressed to assist someone. Just a simple example of I’m to comfortable I don’t have time I really can’t put my self out of the way .
      How does God feel when asks the same questions? Will you go out of your way to serve in the Kingdom or will we say I Can’t.
      Excuse have got to quit being made. Will we be willing to share our talents our ability. There are souls coming to the well will we make ourself available or stand around and wait . Try it just once you may find strength you didn’t know was there .

      Philippians 4:16
      I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  2. God favors Leah as the unloved wife by giving her many children (Genesis 29:31. Leah names her sons to express her unfulfilled desire of gaining her husband’s affection through childbearing (Genesis 29:32-24; 30:20). Only with her fourth son, Judah, whose name is based on a Hebrew root meaning “to praise” or ”to thank,” does Leah cease her striving to please her husband and give thanks to God instead (Genesis 30:35). Often seeking affection and approval from people is wrought with disappoint. Therefore our focus should be on a righteous evaluation from our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

  3. ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭29
    “And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.”

    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭29:20‬ ‭KJV
    “And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.”

    ‭‭‭‭Genesis‬ ‭29:27‬ ‭KJV‬
    ‭‭“Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.”
    ‭‭
    All for love and I will do it all over again .

    A.L.M.A.S.

  4. 31 And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

    32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the Lord hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

    33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the Lord hath heard I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.

    34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.

    35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

    God helped leah because she was hated by Jacob not for the fact of trying to get Jacob to love her., but for her to to Love God. God can do this for you not just with bearing kids, but also supporting you all you need to do is love God and give him praise.

  5. And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years. And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
    Genesis 29:30‭-‬31 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/gen.29.30-31.KJV

    The Scripture says that he loved Rachel MORE, so he did have a little love for Leah, I beleive that Laban wrong for what he did, but everything happens for a reason! , Jacob and Leah had the first three of the tribes of Isreal! That’s awesome how God is bringing his promise to pass through Leah, and Jacob, and he isnt done yet!

    FIRST THE KINGDOM
    When life is sad…God is good

  6. When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, he enabled her to have children, but Rachel could not conceive. So Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, for she said, “The Lord has noticed my misery, and now my husband will love me.” She soon became pregnant again and gave birth to another son. She named him Simeon, for she said, “The Lord heard that I was unloved and has given me another son.” Then she became pregnant a third time and gave birth to another son. He was named Levi, for she said, “Surely this time my husband will feel affection for me, since I have given him three sons!” Once again Leah became pregnant and gave birth to another son. She named him Judah, for she said, “Now I will praise the Lord !” And then she stopped having children.
    Genesis 29:31‭-‬35 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/gen.29.31-35.NLT

    Leah was able to give Jacob what Rachel couldnt; that didn’t mean that Jacob would fall in love with her. In fact look at what he did. He served their father for 14 years to marry the younger sister, but God closed up Rachel due to Jacob’s attitude and the fact that he felt like he got jilted. Being the husband though: he went to Leah and she gave him 4 sons. God will make a way, but your attitude needs to be right; you can’t hate or be bitter over a situation. Give it to God. Thank you Jesus for giving me a mind for you and an attitude that is not despising to others.
    #firstthekingdom

  7. 32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the Lord hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

    33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the Lord hath heard I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.

    34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.

    35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

    Leah finally looked upto the Lord and gave him praise, she stopped naming her children after her hurt. Even though her husband didn’t love her he was still having relations with her but why he didn’t care for her.. It just shows you we can’t trust what our heart wants us to do. Leah thought after every son she would be loved but nope and she was miserable waiting on her husband to make her happy. I’m happy Leah found her truth and praised our Lord!

  8. 20. And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

    30. And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

    In order for your marriage to work, you have to work on your marriage…but he had to work 14 years just for he wedding!

  9. “And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the Lord hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.”
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭29:32‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/1/gen.29.32.kjv

    Another example to show the Lord will use anyone. God seen her affliction and He will use it for his glory. She knows she wasn’t loved like Rachel but God said “come here, I love you” and BAM! Here comes the boys
    1st. Reuben which means (behold a son)
    2nd. Simeon which means (heard)
    3rd. Levi which means (join to)
    4th. Judah and we all know means (praise)
    I think we’re missing 8 more you’ll have to read on to see the rest, but what I’m getting at is these are the 12 tribes of Israel and God uses someone with an affliction. So just because you have a thorn don’t think God won’t use you Paul even had one himself (the messenger of Satan) that was his thorn. David (a murderer and adulterer) but a mighty warrior and praiser before the Lord. So thank God for his grace because that’s where were made whole it’s because of his grace. Let’s go in Jesus name!

  10. 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
    19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
    20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

    Something about the power of love that compels us to do things we would not normally just fall into. For Jacob who was passionate about Rachel and wanting to marry her he was willing to work for 7 years just have her hand in marriage. The Bible says that it was unto him but a few days, The passion of love can drive us to be so focused that time is not even a matter. The more we fall into the love of God and into the things of God we can become so focused on to his kingdom at everything else falls away and becomes less important. Let us continue to fall for this love continually. That our hearts be melted at the site and presence of God and that the work of God always be on our hearts as Jacob loved Rachel.

  11. So Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, for she said, “The Lord has noticed my misery, and now my husband will love me.” She soon became pregnant again and gave birth to another son. She named him Simeon, for she said, “The Lord heard that I was unloved and has given me another son.”
    Genesis 29:32‭-‬33 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/gen.29.32-33.NLT

    We see the importance of a father’s investment in his children. Jacobs children born of Leah all had issues. They had problems with stealing, lying, cheating, women, or something like that, but Joseph got most of Jacobs positive attention. He grew up with morals, ethics, and knowledge to help him succeed in life. He never saw his other son’s for anything more than hired help. This is what ignited the hate they had for Joseph later. All they wanted was their fathers love, just like their mother. What a lonely, awful situation for Leah to be married off and have to spend her life with someone who will never love her. Our life here is about purpose and intention. Are we living on purpose? Do the people we love know that we love them or are they just told and expected to deal with it? God SHOWS His love to us each and every day. For that I’m thankful. Love is an ACTION word. Let’s go show the love of Christ to someone today. In Jesus name.

  12. Genesis 29 -32-33 [Amp] And Leah became pregnant and bore a son and named him Reuben
    [ See, a son ! ] ; For she said, Because the Lord has seen my Because the Lord has seen my humiliation and affiction; now my husband will love me.
    [33] [ Leah] because pregnant again and bore a son and said, Because the Lord heard that I am despised, He has given me this son also; and she named him Simeon [ God hears]. Jacob went to his Uncle Laban’s daughter, Jacob desire Rachel for his wife, and this Laban promised. But the deceitful Laban tricked Jacob into marrying Leah first, as it was customary for the oldest daughter to marry first. It’s was a time of crushing endurance for Jacob . God help and favor Leah after all she went through. God will always be here not matter what we are going through. Lift up praise’s to him and give up glory and honer.

  13. 22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
    23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
    24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
    25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
    26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

    Some may say, by coincidence, but I say it was not coincidence that Jacob had deceived his father, Issac, and then he himself gets deceived by his uncle. He stole a birthright, but then seven years of his life were practically stolen from him. We always hear, you reap what you sow. It is very fitting for this passage.
    Galatians 6:7 (KJV)
    7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
    Don’t be deceived and don’t be the deceiver!!!!

  14. “Finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.””
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭29:27‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    In total Jacob worked fourteen years for somebody he loved, and in those years they seemed to go fast because the reward he was receiving was great in his eyes. He was willing to work without reaping the benefits of his labor right away. We should be the same, we should be willing to continue in our ministry that God has placed on our hearts even if we can’t immediately have the Rachel it will produce. If you truly have a burden for the ministry you are in, to labor in it will not be a burden but a privilege.

  15. Work for what you love

    18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

    19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.

    Was it better that Laban gave Rachel to Jacob rather than someone else because he knew that he was going to get 14 years of work out of him? The scripture doesn’t indicate that Jacob caused too much of a fuss about 14 years of work for the one he loved. But if we use this principle in the day that we live in I believe that our society falls way short. Men that come to work for me want to be promoted and making top wage within a few months or one year. The problem with that is they haven’t learned all they need to to be at the top. I would gladly pay them and promote them when they have the knowledge and skill they need to be in that position but they are rarely eager to invest that amount of time and effort to do it right.

    I see young men and woman coming up with aspirations, hopes and dreams and taking the easy road only to end up living a life that they are not fulfilled. It is pretty simple, the good things in life take patience and hard work, they don’t just fall in your lap.

    So I believe what we can learn from this story is to just keep with it, just keep working, hang on and have faith that God will reward your hard work with the desires of your heart when you are ready.

  16. 23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

    24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

    25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

    26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

    The trickster got tricked!!!! Jacob wasn’t happy about having Leah for a wife for he desires Rachel. Labán got 14 years of labor out of Jacob. It doesn’t say that Leah was ugly but it says she was kind hearted. She bared son after son that became the tribes of Israel. But that sibling competition continued with the sisters. I can only imagine Leah’s pain and resentment. Begging for whatever love and caresses she can get from Jacob. While Jacob only have love for Rachel.

  17. The deceiver being deceived.

    25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

    Simply put. What you sow, is what you will reap. So when we sow, but seek God’s Kingdom first, what then will you reap? Do not be deceived, because God knows all things. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God

  18. FIRST THE KINGDOM
    DECEIVERS GET DECEIVED

    22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
    23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

    Surely Jacobs anticipation had him focused on Rachel, but the surprise of Leah was no doubt devastating. Deception was nothing new to Jacob, but he was accustomed to being the initiator and not the recipient.

    We learn from Jacob that life eventually delver us what we sow. It is important that we choose our plan and paths wisely, honestly and faithfully.

    Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
    8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

    It is important to GOD how we treat others.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  19. iLove the Kingdom
    🤦‍♂️
    This is a love story of the ages…boy meets girl and they fall in love😍 … until Jacob wakes up in the morning…(Hey Romeo , that ain’t Juliet!)👽

    There is a lot to learn here as well. Jacob respected Rachel and her father. He worked 7 years and did not touch the girl. That says a lot about who Jacob is regardless of his name. If this was Esau, I’m sure He would have just “taken” him a wife out of Rachel before her father “gave” her away. Once again, this shows the character of Jacob patiently waiting seven years for Rachel… even though he woke up to the ugly duckling 😂

  20. 20 So Jacob worked seven years to pay for Rachel. But his love for her was so strong that it seemed to him but a few days.

    His love for her was so strong that it didn’t even seem like 7 years. This made me think of my walk with God I gave my life completely to Him 11 years ago and it seems like just yesterday I received the HG and got baptized. I remember completely the importance of that moment and the decision i was making. I knew in my heart that I wanted to serve Jesus for the rest of my life. So with that I can say that serving the Lord has been so worth it. Despite the trials and tribulations, I wouldn’t want to have gone through that without Jesus! Serving Him has been the best decision of my life and for that I’m grateful because my children are being raised in the gospel! 🙌🏽

  21. 31 And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

    It’s all about your attitude and your fruitfulness. God doesn’t care what the vessel looks like, He simple wants someone who is willing and able, He wants someone who is hungry.

  22. Genesis 29

    1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.

    2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well’s mouth.

  23. “Then Laban said to Jacob, “Just because you are my relative, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me, what should your wages be?” Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. Leah’s eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and appearance. Jacob loved Rachel, so he said, “I will serve you [as a hired workman] for seven years [in return] for [the privilege of marrying] Rachel your younger daughter.” Laban said, “It is better that I give her [in marriage] to you than give her to another man. Stay and work with me.” So Jacob served [Laban] for seven years for [the right to marry] Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.”
    ‭‭GENESIS‬ ‭29:15-20‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    This clearly demonstrates an important principle: true love waits. Jacob was willing to wait seven years for Rachel.

  24. 1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the eas

    We see Jacob here after his great encounter with the Lord at Bethel, going on his merry way. The notes in one place says “then Jacob lifted up his feet;”
    to show us that he had left his burdens of being sent away by his parents for his protection at the altar that he had built at Bethel. We find him not proceeding to his mother’s family in search of his wife.

    The altar that he built at Bethel after a wonderful encounter with the Lord, shows us the same way we should leave cares at our altar. Too many people take their burdens to the Lord, but instead of leaving them at the altar for God to handle, they pick them back up and carry them with them. Their expression and actions show everyone the heavy load they have.

    There is a line of old hymn that says “take your burdens to the Lord and leave them there.” How we must learn to do that. God can’t do anything about them, if we don’t give control to Him. He certainly will not ask to take them off our shoulders, if we enjoy the attention received while everyone knows what we care.

    Life can be as carefree as we will allow it, if we will learn to let Jesus handle every and be grateful for the outcome that comes from His choices.

  25. 35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

    This is one of my favorite parts of the story. It’s a tough situation but the reality of her becoming confident and begin living for praising God over trying to win the love of her husband is amazing.

    The three previous verse she is proclaiming; “now my husband will love”. When we realize there is no humanly love that can replace the void of God’s Love in our life, we will stop trying to gain the affection of others and begin praising God for the never-ending love He has for us!

    Be confident in who God has made you, like we learned Sunday Night, we are made in His Image. He loves us for who HE has created us to be! Go Love Yo’Self Today!

  26. Jacob chose Rachel by her looks, not character. Rachel took her fathers graven images when they left that country, and the curse Jacob put on the thief happened to Rachel during childbirth to Benjamin. It was Leah’s son who is in the direct bloodline of Christ and it was Leah who was buried with Jacob in the cave Abraham bought for a possession in Canaan, not Rachel. Proverbs 31:30 Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
    I am not putting Rachel down, I am trying to show the value of choosing a spouse based on godly character, not beauty! Leah had value in God’s eyes and she was blessed by him.

  27. 31 And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

    32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the Lord hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

    33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the Lord hath heard I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.

    34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.

    35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

    I’m sure Leah felt defeated, unloved and left out. But instead of throwing in the towel, she CHOSE to give God praise! Lord, may I never forget to give you praise through every situation.

  28. 30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
    31 And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
    32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the Lord hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

    Hate is a very strong word. We must show love to other people. The greatest fruit of the Spirit is love.

  29. 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

    30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

    31 And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

    32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the Lord hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

    God saw Leah’s situation in all this, that she didnt feel loved and he helped her to feel loved, even though through all this God loved her more than any man ever could, but he wanted her to feel loved in that as well.

    In all this, we dont know if she even wanted to be with Jacob in the first place, maybe she was jealous of her sister or maybe her father threw into a marriage that she didnt want. How it must have felt if she was thrown into a marriage she didnt want only for the guy not to love her because he wanted her sister. Its wasn’t like she could bail out and get married to another man, so she was stuck in that situation. But in that situation God worked it out for her and eventually she praised God for the life she had.

  30. 31 When the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, he enabled her to have children, but Rachel could not conceive. 32 So Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben,b for she said, “The LORD has noticed my misery, and now my husband will love me.”

    You can never try to force someone to love you. No matter what you do, if the other person has no interest, it will not work. Im sure Leah did other things to try to get Jacob to love, but nothing worked. Jacob love was Rachel. If someone loves you, it will definitively show.

  31. Genesis 29:18, 20, & 30
    18) And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
    20) And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few years, for the love he had to her.
    30) And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

    Jacob Loved Rachel so much that the WORK he did was a “Labor of Love” for Rachel.
    Same holds true in the Kingdom of God. We Love God so much that the WORK we do is a “Labor of Love” for Him. “For God is not unrighteous to forget your WORK and “Labour of Love,” which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” (Heb. 6:10).

  32. 25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

    One of the great messages I’ve heard preached came from this particular scripture- “In the morning it was Leah”:

    This was a story with a moral of conniving and misrepresentation and manipulation. I find that in this chapter we see that Jacob was instantly awe struck by Rachael’s beauty and Jacob was willing to sow what he had to to get her. Then there was Laban using the love for Rachael to get work out of Jacob for the seven years. When the time came to pay for work rendered, Laban manipulated Jacob for another seven years after he was paid with Leah. Again Jacob did exactly what Laban had planned but in the end Jacob got what he wanted, it just took him 14 years to reap the reward.

    I find that God will reward you for what you have sown. Jacob reaped this manipulation and deception because he had sowed deception to his father for the blessing. I have found when you are honest with God, others, and most of all with your selves, God will reward you for the actions sown. We have to be real with ourselves. We have seek first the kingdom of God and let him guide our footsteps, our thoughts and most of all our tongues.

    Jacob couldn’t hate the player he had to ultimately hate the game. He got played by a better player!

  33. 29:23 And it came to pass in the evening, that. He took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her
    ——
    It seems to me , there was a misunderstood , with all the asking ,giving and receiving.
    But he kept on, he did what he had to do to receive what he wanted.

  34. Génesis 29

    •Jacob, engañado, se casó con Lea. v. 23 al 26;
    “Y sucedió que al anochecer tomó a su hija Lea y se la trajo, y Jacob se llegó a ella. Y Labán dio su sierva Zilpa a su hija Lea como sierva. Cuando fue de mañana, he aquí que era Lea.
    Jacob dijo a Labán: ¿Qué es esto que me has hecho? ¿No fue por Raquel que te serví? ¿Por qué, pués, me has engañado? Y Labán respondió: No se acostumbra en nuestro lugar dar a la menor antes que a la mayor.”
    En aquellos tiempos, la mujer permanecía completamente cubierta con un velo durante las ceremonias nupciales, por lo que resultaba imposible reconocerla en un ambiente de luz escasa. Además, tenemos que añadir otros factores que ayudaron a que Jacob no advirtiese el engaño, como la alegría de la fiesta y la exaltación producida por la comida y las bebidas del banquete. Fue así que, hasta la mañana siguiente, Jacob no descubrió que no se había casado con Raquel, sino con Lea.

    •No sabemos si, al ver que había sido engañado habrá recordado cómo había él engañado a su propio padre, simulando ser su hijo mayor; engaño por el que había tenido que salir de su hogar. Y, como Dios no aprueba ese tipo de proceder, ahora Jacob tiene que cosechar lo que había sembrado. Había fingido ser el hijo mayor, cuando en realidad era el menor. Ahora, pensando que se estaba casando con la hija menor, Raquel, se estaba uniendo a la mayor, Lea. Y semejante engaño fue pasado por alto por su tío Labán, experto en estas cuestiones, quien se justificó como quien aludiría hoy a la letra pequeña de un contrato que no se ha leído. Labán simuló haber olvidado informar a Jacob que la costumbre de aquel país requería que la hija mayor se casase primero; la hija menor no debía casarse hasta que la mayor ya se hubiese casado. Pero, en un alarde de generosidad, Labán le presentó a Jacob una oferta.

    •”TODO LO QUE EL HOMBRE SEMBRARE ,ESTO TAMBIEN SEGARA”
    Esto es una Ley Bíblica . Que algunas veces no tomamos en cuenta , y hacemos cosas que no son agradables a Dios , y que con el tiempo se regresarán a nosotros.
    Esto le pasó a Jacob que engañó a su Padre haciéndose pasar por su hermano . Y con el tiempo también a él lo engañaron , pensando el que se casaba con la mujer que el amaba , y le dieron como esposa a la hermana de ella.

  35. 20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

    It’s amazing how our concept of time changes when our passion (or lack of passion) is involved. Fall in love with the work of the Lord and it won’t seem much like work.

  36. 25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

    The deceiver had now been deceived. This is an example of Jacob reaping what he had sown.

    Even in Jacobs sin, God did not take away his promise. However, it may have had an effect in the way that promise came to pass.

    This shows that our disobedience may not derail God’s plan for our life, but it will greatly affect how we end up experiencing it.

    So what can we take away from this?
    1. Don’t be a deceiver.
    2. You reap what you sow.
    3. Your disobedience may affect your promise.

  37. 35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

    Most of us would sit here and judge Leah for trying to please Jacob and get his attention. Such are we. It may not be a man who we may be focused on but could be our jobs, children, our current situation. We as Christians need to focus on God in the midst of it all. Once we change our focus God will bless us. As soon as Leah changed her focus when she conceived her last child she praised God . Change your focus!!

  38. “Again she conceived and gave birth to a [fourth] son, and she said, “Now I will praise the LORD.” So she named him Judah; then [for a time] she stopped bearing [children].”
    ‭‭GENESIS‬ ‭29:35‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Wow Jesus is from the tribe of Judah and that means He was from Leah’s linage. It doesn’t really matter what Man thinks of you. I can hear Bishop Pastor saying , “The opinion of others does not constitute your future.” And that is so true. The opinion and judgment of others doesn’t have to be my future. Leah was not loved, she was not the favorite but God chose her over the one that was loved and favored by man. It also reminds me of Rahab. The opinion of others was she’d been used up there was nothing left for her to offer but yet she is in the lineage of Jesus. Oh thank God for His mercy and His grace.

  39. In this chapter we see how hard Jacob worked in order to receive his chosen one. It makes me think of how hard are we willing to work in the kingdom of God. As Jacob waited and worked, he felt like the years flew by because he knew that he was that much closer to receiving his reward. It should be an honor and privilege working in the kingdom of God as the Lord tarries. God’s love is so much greater and we need to show that love by doing his kingdom’s work.

  40. Genesis 29
    vs 27,28 When I was growing up, as I remember it, I was taught that Jacob worked another seven years to get Rachel. But that is not strictly true.

    Jacob received Rachel as his wife one week after he had married Leah. And then he worked the seven years, as originally pledged, to serve Laban.

    Jacob wanted no strife or question with Laban, that Rachel was legally his.

  41. 1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.

    Leah was ugly but Rachel was pretty .

  42. 11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “But my brother Esau is a hairy man while I have smooth skin. 12 What if my father touches me? I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse on myself rather than a blessing.”

    13 His mother said to him, “My son, let the curse fall on me. Just do what I say; go and get them for me.”

  43. We must not react on what we’re actually felling but we must stop and ask god for wisdom and for him to show us his love to cure what is in our mind heart and spirit. If you think someone other than god can cure all your problems it is only temporarily. God can cure all and there is nothing he cant do he is forever.

  44. When have love for things of this world we will be deceived, hurt and let down. We need to keep our focus on the loving, caring, healer, kindness, forgiving father, Jesus. Lord are worthy of all the praise. Thank you for all the blessings. Thank you
    God is good all the time

  45. “And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?“

    When deception catches up with you it will likely be on the most important part of life. When deception caught up to Jacob it cause him to be joined to a unsightly situation and still hungry for what he originally set his eyes and heart on. The road of deception is not one any of us would like to live on. Let us learn from Jacobs life and live a life of integrity.

  46. Genesis 29:31 KJV
    [31] And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

  47. 31 And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren

    Every time Jacob gets close to something he wants it’s just out of his grasp. So close yet so far. Right off the bat he chose Rachel, way before he met her family or knew of their supposed “custom” to marry off the first born daughter first. Really it was Jacob who offered to labor for 7 years to earn the opportunity to marry his daughter. This would haunt him when he has to sever yet another 7 years for his true love. Poor Leah had to get caught in the middle of this love triangle. Well, at least she could conceive and that was her greatest blessing. Rachel had to watch as her sister bore children and shared the same husband. How sad it must have been. Thank God the church recognizes only monogamous marriages now. Jacobs love for Rachel never changed but his respect for Leah did.

  48. 25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

    26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

    The deserver became the desev-ee.

  49. 35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

    I’m the Times when life gets ugly if we get kingdom minded and lift up a praise unto God watch things began to change.when things get hard left up a praise when your faith gets low lift up a praise.

  50. And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
    Genesis 29:25 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/gen.29.25.KJV

    Jacob deceived and now he gets done to him. The Word of God is true. What you sow, that you will also reap.

  51. God spoke to me in Genesis 29 like this, amazes me the Jacob’s love for Rachel, whom he loved from the first moment he saw her in Haran.

    His was a great love. So despite the difficulties of all those years, theirs was a great love story. Actually, this is the first true love story in the Bible.

    There are others – like that of Ruth and Boaz, and that of Solomon and the bride of the Song of Songs – but none of the first stories of Genesis is presented, really, as a love story.

    We don’t have any romantic details about Adam and Eve, or Abraham and Sara, or even Isaac and Rebekah. Although I must admit, that Abraham’s servant’s journey, to find Rebekah, has all the romance of an adventure.

    With Jacob, the story was different. Jacob loved Rachel from the beginning, and worked hard to earn her as a wife, and continued to love her for the rest of his life.

  52. 25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

    26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

    Clearly Laban tricked Jacob, but Jacob didn’t give up! Like him, we should keep going forward even when we feel we’ve done enough or more than enough!

  53. 20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

    It’s true that love makes you dumb. He had no problem serving whatever time he had for love. He was so blinded by this love, it was easy for his father in law to deceive him.

    It looked to me he was more in LUST than in LOVE, because he didn’t bother talking to or seeing his bride on there wedding night.

  54. And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her. And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid. And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
    Genesis 29:23‭-‬25 KJV

    Jacob deceived his brother and was encouraged to decieve his brother by his mother. And when he went to his mother’s brother he was surprised that he too was a deceiver.

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