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Genesis 30 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:1 - When Rachel saw that she bore Ya`akov no children, Rachel envied her sister. She said to Ya`akov, "Give me children, or else I will die."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:2 - Ya`akov's anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, "Am I in God's place, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:3 - She said, "Behold, my maid Bilhah. Go in to her, that she may bear on my knees, and I also may obtain children by her."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:4 - She gave him Bilhah her handmaid as wife, and Ya`akov went in to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:5 - Bilhah conceived, and bore Ya`akov a son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:6 - Rachel said, "God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son." Therefore called she his name Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:7 - Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid, conceived again, and bore Ya`akov a second son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:8 - Rachel said, "With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed." She named him Naftali.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:9 - When Le'ah saw that she had finished bearing, she took Zilpah, her handmaid, and gave her to Ya`akov as a wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:10 - Zilpah, Le'ah's handmaid, bore Ya`akov a son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:11 - Le'ah said, "How fortunate!" She named him Gad.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:12 - Zilpah, Le'ah's handmaid, bore Ya`akov a second son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:13 - Le'ah said, "Happy am I, for the daughters will call me happy." She named him Asher.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:14 - Re'uven went in the days of wheat harvest, and found dudaim in the field, and brought them to his mother, Le'ah. Then Rachel said to Le'ah, "Please give me some of your son's dudaim."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:15 - She said to her, "Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? Would you take away my son's dudaim, also?" Rachel said, "Therefore he will lie with you tonight for your son's dudaim."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:16 - Ya`akov came from the field in the evening, and Le'ah went out to meet him, and said, "You must come in to me; for I have surely hired you with my son's dudaim." He lay with her that night.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:17 - God listened to Le'ah, and she conceived, and bore Ya`akov a fifth son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:18 - Le'ah said, "God has given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband." She named him Yissakhar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:19 - Le'ah conceived again, and bore a sixth son to Ya`akov.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:20 - Le'ah said, "God has endowed me with a good dowry. Now my husband will live with me, because I have borne him six sons." She named him Zevulun.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:21 - Afterwards, she bore a daughter, and named her Dinah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:22 - God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:23 - She conceived, bore a son, and said, "God has taken away my reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:24 - She named him Yosef, saying, "May the LORD add another son to me."

Jacob Prospers

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:25 - It happened, when Rachel had borne Yosef, that Ya`akov said to Lavan, "Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:26 - Give me 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."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:27 - Lavan said to him, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, stay here, for I have divined that the LORD has blessed me for your sake."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:28 - He said, "Appoint me your wages, and I will give it."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:29 - He said to him, "You know how I have served you, and how your cattle have fared with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:30 - For it was little which you had before I came, and it has increased to a multitude. The LORD has blessed you wherever I turned. Now when will I provide for my own house also?"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:31 - He said, "What shall I give you?" Ya`akov said, "You shall not give me anything. If you will do this thing for me, I will again feed your flock and keep it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:32 - I will pass through all your flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted one, and every black one among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats. This will be my hire.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:33 - So my righteousness will answer for me hereafter, when you come concerning my hire that is before you. Everyone that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and black among the sheep, that might be with me, will be counted stolen."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:34 - Lavan said, "Behold, I desire it to be according to your word."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:35 - That day, he removed the male goats that were streaked and spotted, and all the female 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 - He set three days' journey between himself and Ya`akov, and Ya`akov fed the rest of Lavan's flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:37 - Ya`akov took to himself rods of fresh poplar, almond, plane tree, peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:38 - He set the rods which he had peeled opposite the flocks in the gutters in the watering-troughs where the flocks came to drink. They conceived when they came to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:39 - The flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:40 - Ya`akov separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the streaked and all the black in the flock of Lavan: and he put his own droves apart, and didn't put them into Lavan's flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:41 - It happened, whenever the stronger of the flock conceived, that Ya`akov 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 didn't put them in. So the feebler were Lavan's, and the stronger Ya`akov's.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - The man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, maid-servants and men-servants, and camels and donkeys.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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