Genesis

Rachel is jealous of Leah and competes to have Jacob’s children (Genesis 29:31 – 30:24)

God saw that Leah was not loved as much as Rachel so he enabled her to conceive children while Rachel remained childless. As a result, Leah gave birth to a son she christened Reuben saying “It is because the Lord has seen my misery. Surely my husband will love me…
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Genesis

Laban’s trickery – Jacob marries Leah… and Rachel (Genesis 29:14 – 29:30)

After Jacob had lived with Laban for a month, Laban offered to pay him for his work telling Jacob, “Just because you are a relative of mine does not mean you should have to work for no pay.” Laban asked Jacob what he thought a fair wage would be. Laban…
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Matthew

Divorce and adultery (from the Sermon on the Mount) (Matthew 5:31-5:32)

Continuing his Sermon on the Mount lesson, Jesus told his disciples and followers: “It has been said that anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce (an ancient legal custom referred to as a “writing of divorcement”). But I say that anyone who divorces his wife…
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