Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 will say, Good for me to give her to thee rather than for me to give her to another man. Dwell with me. 20 And Jacob will serve for Rachel seven years, and they will be in his eyes as a few days in his loving her. 21 And Jacob will say to Laban, Give my wife, for the days were completed, and I will go in to her.



Cross References

Hosea 12:12

And Jacob will flee to the field of Aram, and Israel will serve for a wife, and for a wife he watched.

Genesis 24:67

And Isaak will come into Sarah's his mother's tent, and will take Rebekah and she will be to him for a wife; and he will love her: and Isaak will be comforted after that for his mother.

Genesis 30:26

Give my wives and my children, for whom I served thee, and I will go forth; for thou knewest ray work which I served thee.

Song of Songs 8:6-7

Set me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love was strong as death; jealousy hard as hades: its flames, flames of fire, flames of Jehovah.

1 Corinthians 13:7

Covers all things, believes all, hopes all things, endures all. '

2 Corinthians 5:14

For the love of Christ holds us together; having judged this, that if one died for all, then all dead:

Ephesians 5:2

And walk ye in love, as also Christ loved us, and gave himself for us a gift and sacrifice to God for a smell of sweet odor.

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