Genesis 30


30:1 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel
 envied her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else
 I die.
30:2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel; and he said,
 [Am] I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of
 the womb?
30:3 And she said, Behold, my maid Bilhah, go in to her; and she
 shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.
30:4 And she gave him Bilhah, her handmaid, for a wife: and
 Jacob went in to her.
30:5 And Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.
30:6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my
 voice, and hath given me a son: therefore she called his name
 Dan.
30:7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived again, and bore Jacob
 a second son.
30:8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with
 my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name
 Naphtali.
30:9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah,
 her maid, and gave her Jacob for a wife.
30:10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bore Jacob a son.
30:11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name
 Gad.
30:12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bore Jacob a second son.
30:13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me
 blessed: and she called his name Asher.
30:14 And Reuben went, in the days of wheat-harvest, and found
 mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Leah.
 Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's
 mandrakes.
30:15 And she said to her, [Is it] a small matter that thou hast
 taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's
 mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with
 thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes.
30:16 And Jacob came from the field in the evening, and Leah
 went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in to me; for
 surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay
 with her that night.
30:17 And God hearkened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore
 Jacob the fifth son.
30:18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have
 given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name
 Issachar.
30:19 And Leah conceived again, and bore Jacob the sixth son.
30:20 And Leah said, God hath endowed me [with] a good dower;
 now will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six
 sons: and she called his name Zebulun.
30:21 And afterwards she bore a daughter, and called her name
 Dinah.
30:22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and
 rendered her fruitful.
30:23 And she conceived, and bore a son; and said, God hath
 taken away my reproach:
30:24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD will
 add to me another son.
30:25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that
 Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my own
 place, and to my country.
30:26 Give [me] my wives and my children, for whom I have served
 thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have
 done thee.
30:27 And Laban said to him, I pray thee, if I have found favor
 in thine eyes, [tarry: for] I have learned by experience, that
 the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.
30:28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give [it].
30:29 And he said to him, Thou knowest how I have served thee,
 and how thy cattle were with me.
30:30 For [it was] little which thou hadst before I [came], and
 it is [now] increased to a multitude; and the Lord hath blessed
 thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for my own
 house also?
30:31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou
 shalt not give me any thing; if thou wilt do this thing for me,
 I will again feed [and] keep thy flock:
30:32 I will pass through all thy flock to-day, removing from
 thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown
 cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the
 goats: and [of such] shall be my hire.
30:33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come,
 when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that
 [is] not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among
 the sheep, that shall be accounted stolen with me.
30:34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to
 thy word.
30:35 And he removed that day the he-goats that were
 ring-streaked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were
 speckled and spotted; every one that had [some] white in it,
 and all the brown among the sheep, and gave [them] into the
 hands of his sons.
30:36 And he set three days' journey between himself and Jacob:
 and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
30:37 And Jacob took to him rods of green poplar, and of the
 hazel and chesnut-tree; and peeled white streaks in them, and
 made the white appear which [was] in the rods.
30:38 And he set the rods, which he had peeled, before the
 flocks in the gutters in the watering-troughs, when the flocks
 came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to
 drink.
30:39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought
 forth cattle ring-streaked, speckled, and spotted.
30:40 And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the
 flocks towards the ring-streaked, and all the brown in the
 flock of Laban: and he put his own flocks by themselves, and
 put them not with Laban's cattle.
30:41 And it came to pass, whenever the stronger cattle
 conceived, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the
 cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.
30:42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put [them] not in: so
 the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
30:43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had many cattle,
 and maid-servants, and men-servants, and camels, and asses.
 
 

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