And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
Treasury of Scripture
Genesis 30:26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served you, and let me go: for you know my service which I have done you.
Hosea 12:12 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.
for the love.
Genesis 24:67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her...
Songs 8:6,7 Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave...
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 constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us...
ContextJacob Marries Leah and Rachel
14And Laban said to him, Surely you are my bone and my flesh. And he stayed with him the space of a month. 15And Laban said to Jacob, Because you are my brother, should you therefore serve me for nothing? tell me, what shall your wages be? 16And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favored. 18And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter. 19And Laban said, It is better that I give her to you, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me. 20And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had to her. 21And Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her. 22And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. 23And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in to her. 24And Laban gave to his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid. 25And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this you have done to me? did not I serve with you for Rachel? why then have you beguiled me? 26And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn. 27Fulfill her week, and we will give you this also for the service which you shall serve with me yet seven other years. 28And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also. 29And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. 30And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
Parallel VersesAmerican 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.
So Jacob served seven years for Rachel: and they seemed but a few days, because of the greatness of his love.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they were in his eyes as single days, because he loved her.
King James Bible
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob serveth for Rachel seven years; and they are in his eyes as some days, because of his loving her.