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Rachel and Leah

Tags:  destiny, goals, Leah, providence, Rachel, trust

Thought for the Week:

A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven. (John 3:27)

Commentary:

And Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of form and face. (Genesis 29:17)

Laban had two daughters: Rachel and Leah. Leah was older, but the Torah says that she had weak eyes. Rachel, on the other hand, was beautiful. What does it mean that Leah had weak eyes? The Hebrew word translated here as "weak" can also mean delicate, tender or soft. Some translations understand it in the sense of "beautiful eyes." In that case, the Torah would be saying, "Leah had beautiful eyes, but Rachel had a beautiful figure and face." Leah had beautiful eyes, but was not as…

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