Jacob, Leah and Rachel

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Jacob, Leah and Rachel
Bible Stories


The love story of Jacob, Leah and Rachel is one of the most amazing love stories in the Old Testament. The biblical matriarch Leah was the wife of Jacob and the mother of six of the twelve tribes: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun. The biblical matriarch Rachel was also the wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.


Leah was the oldest daughter of Laban. The only physical description of her is that she had "weak eyes". Jacob married Leah because of a trick of Laban. Jacob ran to Haran to escape from his brother Esau. In Haran, Jacob fell in love with Rachel, Leah’s younger sister. He reached a deal with Laban that he would work for Laban seven years to marry Rachel. Jacob worked seven years and, at the end of that time, Laban made a feast at which he was to give his daughter to Jacob. Instead of giving him Rachel, Laban tricked Jacob and gave him Leah.

Jacob and Rachel at the Well

Jacob confronted Laban about the trickery and Laban agreed to give him Rachel seven years later, provided Jacob would work for him additional seven years. Jacob agreed, married Rachel, and loved Rachel more than Leah. This hurt Leah and God consoled her with children.

According to Bible Scriptures, after Leah had given birth to four sons, Rachel remained unable to conceive. She became jealous of Leah and gave Jacob her maidservant, Bilhah, to be a surrogate mother for her. Bilhah gave birth to two sons: Dan and Naphtali. After Leah conceived again, Rachel was finally blessed with a son, Joseph, who would become Jacob's favorite child, according to the Torah.


In the end, Leah was rested

In the end, Leah was rested next to her husband, Jacob in the land of their fathers. Rachel was buried on the side of the road. It shows how we need to heed to the Lord's calling, even til the end.

A Bible Story

If I was Leah. I would have been jealous to have to shear my husband with my sister. I want my own husband. Than again I'd rather be single because a man is going to be a man.

Their dad should not have have tricked Jacob like that. I found the cause of AID's in that story. Then, their for, the cure for AID's should be one wife married to one husband.

Then their is a side of me that can see why Jacob would have such a dilemma. Jacob happens to be a twin brother. The biggest fear for a twin to have. Is that the woman he love. Ends-up falling in love with his twin brother. Getting even would be one of the thoughts a man would have in a case like this. In the back of Jacobs' mind. He would childishly plot "I'll cheat on you before you cheat on me." # The things we do for love.

Did Jacob stay in Haran 6 years before marring Leah.

Jacob spent a total of 14 (fourteen) years working to marry Leah and then Rachael. What did he do the other six (6) to make it a total of twenty years that he lived with Laban's family as stated in Genesis 31: 38? I thought it was only fourteen years.

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