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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:1 - And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and she said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:3 - And she said, Behold, my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; that she may bear upon my knees, and I also may obtain children by her.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:4 - And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:5 - And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:6 - And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:7 - And Bilhah Rachel’s handmaid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:8 - And Rachel said, With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:9 - When Leah saw that she had left off bearing, she took Zilpah her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob to wife.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:10 - And Zilpah Leah’s handmaid bare Jacob a son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:11 - And Leah said, Fortunate! and she called his name Gad.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:12 - And Zilpah Leah’s handmaid bare Jacob a second son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:13 - And Leah said, Happy am I! for the daughters will call me happy: and she called his name Asher.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:14 - And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son’s mandrakes.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:15 - And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken away 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:16 - And Jacob came from the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for I have surely hired thee with my son’s mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:17 - And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob a fifth son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:18 - And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:19 - And Leah conceived again, and bare a sixth son to Jacob.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:20 - And Leah said, God hath endowed me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:21 - And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:22 - And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:23 - And she conceived, and bare a son: and said, God hath taken away my reproach:

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:24 - and she called his name Joseph, saying, Jehovah add to me another son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:25 - And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:26 - Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service wherewith I have served thee.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:27 - And Laban said unto him, If now I have found favor in thine eyes, tarry: for I have divined that Jehovah hath blessed me for thy sake.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:28 - And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:29 - And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle have fared with me.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:30 - For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it hath increased unto a multitude; and Jehovah hath blessed thee whithersoever I turned: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:31 - And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me aught: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed thy flock and keep it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:32 - I will pass through all thy flock to-day, removing from thence every speckled and spotted one, and every black one among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:33 - So shall my righteousness answer for me hereafter, when thou shalt come concerning my hire that is before thee: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and black among the sheep, that, if found with me, shall be counted stolen.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:34 - And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:35 - And he removed that day the he-goats that were ringstreaked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:36 - and he set three days’ journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:37 - And Jacob took him rods of fresh poplar, and of the almond and of the plane-tree; and peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:38 - And he set the rods which he had peeled over against the flocks in the gutters in the watering-troughs where the flocks came to drink; and they conceived when they came to drink.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:39 - And the flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth ringstreaked, speckled, and spotted.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:40 - And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstreaked and all the black in the flock of Laban: and he put his own droves apart, and put them not unto Laban’s flock.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:41 - And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger of the flock did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:42 - but when the flock were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - And the man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, and maid-servants and men-servants, and camels and asses.

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