Genesis 30

Gen 30:1 And Rachel saw that she did not bear to Jacob, and Rachel was jealous of her sister. And she said to Jacob, Give me sons; and if there is none, I shall die.
Gen 30:2 And Jacob’s anger glowed against Rachel, and he said, Am I in God’s place, who has kept back from you the fruit of the womb?
Gen 30:3 And she said, Behold my servant Bilhah! Go in to her and let her bear on my knees; yea, let me be built up from her, me also.
Gen 30:4 And she gave her slave-girl Bilhah to him for a wife. And Jacob went in to her.
Gen 30:5 And Bilhah conceived and bore a son to Jacob.
Gen 30:6 And Rachel said, God has judged and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son. So she called his name Dan.
Gen 30:7 And Bilhah, Rachel’s slave-girl, conceived again, and bore a second son to Jacob.
Gen 30:8 And Rachel said, With struggles of God I have wrestled with my sister; yea, I have been able. And she called his name Naphtali.
Gen 30:9 And Leah saw that she had ceased from bearing. And she took Zilpah, her slave-girl, and gave her to Jacob for a wife.
Gen 30:10 And Leah’s slave-girl Zilpah bore a son to Jacob.
Gen 30:11 And Leah said, With fortune. And she called his name Gad.
Gen 30:12 And Zilpah, Leah’s slave-girl, bore a second son to Jacob.
Gen 30:13 And Leah said, In my happiness; for the daughters shall call me happy. And she called his name Asher.
Gen 30:14 And in the days of wheat harvest Reuben went out and found love-apples in the field. And he brought them to his mother Leah. And Rachel said to Leah, Please give to me from the love-apples of your son.
Gen 30:15 And she said to her, is your taking my husband a little thing? Will you also take my son’s love-apples? And Rachel said, So he shall be with you tonight, for your son’s love apples.
Gen 30:16 And Jacob came in from the field at evening. And Leah went out to meet him. And she said, You must come in to me, for hiring I have hired you with my son’s love-apples. And he lay with her during that night.
Gen 30:17 And God listened to Leah, and she conceived and bore a fifth son to Jacob.
Gen 30:18 And Leah said, God has given my hire; I gave my slave-girl to my husband. And she called his name Issachar.
Gen 30:19 And Leah conceived again and bore a sixth son to Jacob.
Gen 30:20 And Leah said, God has given me a good present. This time my husband will live with me, because I have borne six sons to him. And she called his name Zebulun.
Gen 30:21 And afterwards she bore a daughter and called her name Dinah.
Gen 30:22 And God remembered Rachel; and God listened to her and opened her womb.
Gen 30:23 And she conceived and bore a son. And she said, God has taken away my reproach.
Gen 30:24 And she called his name Joseph, saying, May Jehovah add to me another son.
Gen 30:25 And it happened when Rachel had borne Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, Send me away so I may go to my own place and to my land.
Gen 30:26 Give my wives and my children, for whom I have served you, and let me go. For you know my service with which I have served you.
Gen 30:27 And Laban said to him, Please, if I have found favor in your eyes, stay. I have seen omens, also Jehovah has blessed me because of you.
Gen 30:28 And he said, Set your wages on me and I will give.
Gen 30:29 And he said to him, You know how I have served you and what your livestock has become with me.
Gen 30:30 For little was yours before my presence, and it has spread out into a host. And Jehovah has blessed you at my foot. And now when shall I work for my house, I also?
Gen 30:31 And he said, What shall I give you? And Jacob said, You shall not give me anything. If you will do this thing for me, I will remain. I will feed your flock and keep it.
Gen 30:32 I will pass among all your flock today, taking from there every speckled and spotted sheep, and every black sheep among the lambs, also the spotted and speckled goats; these shall be my wages.
Gen 30:33 And my righteousness shall testify for me in the day to come. When you come in about my wages, before your face everyone that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and black among the lambs, it is stolen with me.
Gen 30:34 And Laban said, Yes, if it be so let it be as you speak.
Gen 30:35 And he turned out in that day all the striped and spotted lambs, and all the speckled and spotted goats, every one which had white, and every black one among the lambs. And he gave them into the hands of his sons.
Gen 30:36 And he put three days journey between himself and Jacob. And Jacob was feeding the remaining flocks of Laban.
Gen 30:37 And Jacob took for himself white rods of a fresh tree, and the almond and plane tree. And he peeled white stripes in them, laying bare the white on the rods.
Gen 30:38 And he set the rods which he had peeled by the troughs, by the water troughs where the flocks came to drink, across from the flocks. And they were in heat when they came to drink.
Gen 30:39 And the flocks were in heat before the rods and bore striped, speckled and spotted offspring.
Gen 30:40 And Jacob separated the lambs, and he set the faces of the flock toward the striped, and every black one in the flocks of Laban. And he put his own droves by themselves, and did not put them with the flock of Laban.
Gen 30:41 And it happened that whenever the strong flocks conceived, Jacob placed the rods before the eyes of the flocks, before the troughs, that they might conceive by the rods.
Gen 30:42 And the flocks being feeble, he did not set them. And usually it happened that the weak were for Laban, and the strong for Jacob.
Gen 30:43 And the man increased very much, and many flocks were his, and slave-girls, and male slaves, and camels and asses.

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