(13) On hearing the news of his sister’s son Jacob, Lavan ran to greet him; he embraced him and kissed him, and took him into his house. He told Lavan all that had happened, (14) and Lavan said to him, “You are truly my bone and flesh.” And he stayed with him for a month.
(15) Then Lavan said to Jacob, “Just because you are my brother, should you serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?”
(16) Now Lavan had two daughters; the name of the older one was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. (17) Leah had soft eyes; Rachel was shapely and beautiful. (18) Jacob loved Rachel; so he answered, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.”
(19) Lavan said, “Better that I give her to you than that I should give her to an outsider. 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 Lavan, “Give me my wife, for my time is fulfilled, that I may cohabit with her.”
(22) And Lavan gathered all the people of the place and made a feast. (23) When evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to him; and he cohabited with her.— (24) Lavan had given his maidservant Zilpah to his daughter Leah as her maid.—
(25) When morning came, there was Leah! So he said to Lavan, “What is this you have done to me? I was in your service for Rachel! Why did you deceive me?”
(26) Lavan said, “It is not the practice in our place to marry off the younger before the older. (27) Wait until the bridal week of this one is over and we will give you that one too - provided you serve me another seven years.”