Genesis 30


Bilhah Bears Dan and Naphtali

1[3saw 1And 2Rachel] that she has not borne to Jacob. And Rachel envied her sister. And she said to Jacob, Give to me a child! and if not, I will come to an end. 2[3being enraged 1And 2Jacob] with Rachel, said to her, [3not 4in place 5of God 1I 2am] who deprived you of the fruit of the belly? 3[3said 1And 2Rachel] to Jacob, Behold, my maidservant Bilhah. Enter to her! and she will bear upon my knees, and [2will produce children 1even I] from her. 4And she gave Bilhah to him -- her maidservant to him as wife. And [2entered 3to 4her 1Jacob]. 5And [5conceived 1Bilhah 2the 3maidservant 4of Rachel]. And she bore to Jacob a son. 6And Rachel said, [2judged 3me 1God], and he heeded my voice, and he gave to me a son through this one. On account of this she called his name, Dan. 7And [5conceived 6again 1Bilhah 2the 3maidservant 4of Rachel]. And she bore [2son 1a second] to Jacob. 8And Rachel said, [2aided 3me 1God], and I was twisted by my sister, and I was able. And she called his name, Naphtali.

Zilpah Bears Gad and Asher

9[3saw 1And 2Leah] that she stopped bearing. And she took Zilpah her maidservant, and gave her to Jacob as wife. 10And [5conceived 1Zilpah 2the 3maidservant 4of Leah]. And she bore to Jacob a son. 11And Leah said, I am in good luck. And she named his name, Gad. 12And [5conceived 6again 1Zilpah 2the 3maidservant 4of Leah]. And she bore to Jacob [2son 1a second]. 13And Leah said, Blessed am I, for [3declare me happy 1the 2women]. And she called his name, Asher.

Leah Bears Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah

14[3went 1And 2Reuben] in the day [2harvest 1of the wheat], and he found apples of mandrakes in the field. And he brought them to Leah his mother. [3said 1And 2Rachel] to Leah her sister, Give to me of the mandrakes of your son! 15[3said 1And 2Leah], Is it not fit to you that you took my man, shall also [2of the 3mandrakes 4of my son 1you take]? [3said 1And 2Rachel], Not so, let him go to bed with you this night in return for the mandrakes of your son. 16[3entered 1And 2Jacob] from out of the field at evening. And came forth Leah to meet him. And she said, [2to 3me 1You shall enter] today, for I have hired you in return for the mandrakes of my son. And he went to bed with her that night. 17And God heeded Leah. And conceiving, she bore [2son 1a fifth] to Jacob. 18And Leah said, [2gave 3to me 1God] my wage because I gave my maidservant to my husband. And she called his name, Issachar, which is, Wage. 19And [2conceived 3again 1Leah]. And she bore [2son 1a sixth] to Jacob. 20And Leah said, God has presented to me [2gift 1a good] in the present time, [2will select me 1my man] for having borne to him six sons. And she called his name, Zebulun. 21And after this she bore a daughter, and she called her name, Dinah.

Rachel Bears Joseph

22[3remembered 1And 2God] Rachel. And [2heeded 3her 1God], and he opened her womb. 23And conceiving, she bore to Jacob a son. [3said 1And 2Rachel], God removed from me the scorn. 24And she called his name Joseph, saying, God added to me [2son 1another]! 25And it came to pass when Rachel bore Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, Send me that I may go forth into my place, and unto my land! 26Give to me my wives, and my children! for whom I have served to you, that I might go forth. For you know the servitude which I have served you. 27[3said 1And 4to him 2Laban], If I found favor before you, could I foretell even -- [2blessed 3me 1God] in your entrance. 28You draw your wage from me! and I will give it. 29[3said 1And 2Jacob] to him, You know in what I served you, and how much [3was 2cattle 1of your] with me. 30[3little 1For 2there was] as much as was to you before me, and it was grown into a multitude; and [2blessed 3you 1the  lord] by my foot. Now then, when shall [2produce 1I also] for myself a house? 31And Laban said to him, What shall I give to you? [3said 1And 4to him 2Jacob], You shall not give to me anything. If you should do for me this word, again I will tend your flocks, and guard them.

Jacob's Wage

32Let [3go by 1all 2your flocks] today, and you part from there every [2sheep 1gray] among the rams, and all white-mixed and speckled among the goats! It will be to me a wage. 33And [2will take heed 3to me 1my righteousness] in the [2day 1next]; for [2is 1my wage] before you -- all which might not be speckled and white-mixed among the goats, and gray among the rams, [2stolen 1will be as] by me. 34[3said 1And 4to him 2Laban], Let it be according to your word! 35And he drew apart in that day the [2he-goats 1speckled], and the white-mixed, and all the goats, the speckled and the white-mixed, and all gray, the one which was among the rams. And he gave by the hand of his sons. 36And he left a journey of three days between them and between Jacob. And Jacob tended the flocks of Laban -- the ones left behind. 37[3took 1And 4to himself 2Jacob] a rod [2poplar 1of green], and of walnut, and of the plane tree. And [2peeled 3them 1Jacob 5peels 4into white], tearing away the green. And there appeared upon the rods the white which he peeled -- varying. 38And he placed the rods which he peeled at the watering troughs of the channels of the water. That whenever [3came 1the 2flocks] to drink in front of the rods of those having come to drink, the rods should stimulate the flocks at the rods. 39And [3bore 1the 2flocks] white-mixed, and colored, and ashen speckled. 40[4the 1And 5lambs 3drew apart 2Jacob]. And he set [3before 4the 5sheep 1a ram 2white-mixed], and every colored one among the lambs. And he parted to himself flocks for himself, and did not mix them into the flocks of Laban. 41And it came to pass in the time [3which 4he stimulated 1the 2flocks] in the womb, [2taking them 3put 1Jacob] the rods before the flocks at the watering troughs for the purpose of stimulating them by the rods. 42But whenever [3bore 1the 2flocks] he did not place them. [4became 1And 2the 3unmarked] Laban's, and the marked Jacob's. 43And [3became rich 1the 2man] exceedingly, exceedingly. And there was to him [2cattle 1much], and oxen, and manservants, and maidservants, and camels, and donkeys.
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