corner graphic   Hi,    
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to

Bible Commentaries

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
Genesis 29



Verses 1-35

CHAPTER 29 Jacob with Laban

1. Jacob’s arrival at Padan-aram (Genesis 29:1-14)

2. His service for Rachel (Genesis 29:15-20)

3. Laban’s deception (Genesis 29:21-25)

4. Jacob receives Rachel (Genesis 29:26-31)

5. Leah’s sons (Genesis 29:32-35)

The Lord brought him to Padan-aram, where he was to dwell as an exile for twenty years. During these twenty years Jehovah did not manifest Himself to him, even as Israel dispersed among the nations has no communications from the Lord. His sojourn in Padan-aram produced suffering, the disciplinary dealings of God with him. He reaps in a measure what he had sown. He deceived his father Isaac and now Laban deceives him in different ways, especially by substituting Leah for the beloved Rachel. A week after he received Leah, Rachel was given to him. But though he possessed her, he had to serve seven years for her.

Interesting are the names of the sons of Leah. Reuben (behold a Son!); Simeon (hearing); Levi (joined); Judah (praise). It is the order of the gospel.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Genesis 29:4". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". 1913-1922.

Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
the Week of Proper 13 / Ordinary 18
Commentary Navigator
Search This Commentary
Enter query in the box below
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology