Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

American

Easton

Fausets

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Jacob Deceived

19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to you than to another man. Stay and live with me. 20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her. 21 Finally, Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my time is completed, so that I may take her to me.



Cross References

Hosea 12:12

Jacob fled into the open country of Aram or Padan-aram, and [there] Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he herded sheep.

Genesis 24:67

And 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 go; for you know the work which I have done for you.

Song of Songs 8:6-7

Set me like a seal upon your heart, like a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy is as hard and cruel as Sheol (the place of the dead). Its flashes are flashes of fire, a most vehement flame [the very flame of the Lord]!

1 Corinthians 13:7

Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

2 Corinthians 5:14

For the love of Christ controls and urges and impels us, because we are of the opinion and conviction that [if] One died for all, then all died;

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.

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