Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

So Jacob worked seven years for Rachel, and they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.

International Standard Version

Jacob served seven years for Rachel, but it seemed like only a few days because of his love for her.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

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.

Bible in Basic English

And Jacob did seven years' work for Rachel; and because of his love for her it seemed to him only a very little time.

Darby Translation

And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they were in his eyes as single days, because he loved her.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jacob will serve for Rachel seven years, and they will be in his eyes as a few days in his loving her.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Jacob worked for Rachel seven years, but they were as a few days in his eyes because he loved her.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

NET Bible

So Jacob worked for seven years to acquire Rachel. But they seemed like only a few days to him because his love for her was so great.

New Heart English Bible

Jacob served seven years for Rachel. They seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had for her.

The Emphasized Bible

So Jacob served for Rachel - seven years, - and they became, in his eyes, as single days, for his love to her.

Webster

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

World English Bible

Jacob served seven years for Rachel. They seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had for her.

Youngs Literal Translation

and Jacob serveth for Rachel seven years; and they are in his eyes as some days, because of his loving her.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

עבד 
`abad 
Usage: 288

שׁבעה שׁבע 
Sheba` 
Usage: 395

שׁנה שׁנה 
Shaneh (in pl. only), 
year, not translated, yearly, yearly + , year , live , old ,
Usage: 811

רחל 
Rachel 
Usage: 47

and they seemed
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

unto him but a few
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

for the love he had
אהבה 
'ahabah 
Usage: 36

References

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Easton

Fausets

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Jacob Deceived

19 Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than to give her to another man; stay with me.” 20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her. 21 Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my time is completed, that I may go in to her.”



Cross References

Hosea 12:12

Now Jacob fled to the land of Aram,
And Israel worked for a wife,
And for a wife he kept sheep.

Genesis 24:67

Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Genesis 30:26

Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me depart; for you yourself know my service which I have rendered you.”

Song of Songs 8:6-7

“Put me like a seal over your heart,
Like a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death,
Jealousy is as severe as Sheol;
Its flashes are flashes of fire,
The very flame of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 13:7

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

2 Corinthians 5:14

For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;

Ephesians 5:2

and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

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