Genesis 30 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Rachel seeth that she hath not borne to Jacob, and Rachel is envious of her sister, and saith unto Jacob, `Give me sons, and if there is none -- I die.' 1 When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or I'll die!"
2 And Jacob's anger burneth against Rachel, and he saith, `Am I in stead of God who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?' 2 Jacob became angry with her and said, "Am I in the place of God, who has kept you from having children?"
3 And she saith, `Lo, my handmaid Bilhah, go in unto her, and she doth bear on my knees, and I am built up, even I, from her;' 3 Then she said, "Here is Bilhah, my maidservant. Sleep with her so that she can bear children for me and that through her I too can build a family."
4 and she giveth to him Bilhah her maid-servant for a wife, and Jacob goeth in unto her; 4 So she gave him her servant Bilhah as a wife. Jacob slept with her,
5 and Bilhah conceiveth, and beareth to Jacob a son, 5 and she became pregnant and bore him a son.
6 and Rachel saith, `God hath decided for me, and also hath hearkened to my voice, and giveth to me a son;' therefore hath she called his name Dan. 6 Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me; he has listened to my plea and given me a son." Because of this she named him Dan.
7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid-servant, conceiveth again, and beareth a second son to Jacob, 7 Rachel's servant Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.
8 and Rachel saith, `With wrestlings of God I have wrestled with my sister, yea, I have prevailed;' and she calleth his name Napthali. 8 Then Rachel said, "I have had a great struggle with my sister, and I have won." So she named him Naphtali.
9 And Leah seeth that she hath ceased from bearing, and she taketh Zilpah her maid-servant, and giveth her to Jacob for a wife; 9 When Leah saw that she had stopped having children, she took her maidservant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife.
10 and Zilpah, Leah's maid-servant, beareth to Jacob a son, 10 Leah's servant Zilpah bore Jacob a son.
11 and Leah saith, `A troop is coming;' and she calleth his name Gad. 11 Then Leah said, "What good fortune!" So she named him Gad.
12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid-servant, beareth a second son to Jacob, 12 Leah's servant Zilpah bore Jacob a second son.
13 and Leah saith, `Because of my happiness, for daughters have pronounced me happy;' and she calleth his name Asher. 13 Then Leah said, "How happy I am! The women will call me happy." So she named him Asher.
14 And Reuben goeth in the days of wheat-harvest, and findeth love-apples in the field, and bringeth them in unto Leah, his mother, and Rachel saith unto Leah, `Give to me, I pray thee, of the love-apples of thy son.' 14 During wheat harvest, Reuben went out into the fields and found some mandrake plants, which he brought to his mother Leah. Rachel said to Leah, "Please give me some of your son's mandrakes."
15 And she saith to her, `Is thy taking my husband a little thing, that thou hast taken also the love-apples of my son?' and Rachel saith, `Therefore doth he lie with thee to-night, for thy son's love-apples.' 15 But she said to her, "Wasn't it enough that you took away my husband? Will you take my son's mandrakes too?" "Very well," Rachel said, "he can sleep with you tonight in return for your son's mandrakes."
16 And Jacob cometh in from the field at evening; and Leah goeth to meet him, and saith, `Unto me dost thou come in, for hiring I have hired thee with my son's love-apples;' and he lieth with her during that night. 16 So when Jacob came in from the fields that evening, Leah went out to meet him. "You must sleep with me," she said. "I have hired you with my son's mandrakes." So he slept with her that night.
17 And God hearkeneth unto Leah, and she conceiveth, and beareth to Jacob a son, a fifth, 17 God listened to Leah, and she became pregnant and bore Jacob a fifth son.
18 and Leah saith, `God hath given my hire, because I have given my maid-servant to my husband;' and she calleth his name Issachar. 18 Then Leah said, "God has rewarded me for giving my maidservant to my husband." So she named him Issachar.
19 And conceive again doth Leah, and she beareth a sixth son to Jacob, 19 Leah conceived again and bore Jacob a sixth son.
20 and Leah saith, `God hath endowed me -- a good dowry; this time doth my husband dwell with me, for I have borne to him six sons;' and she calleth his name Zebulun; 20 Then Leah said, "God has presented me with a precious gift. This time my husband will treat me with honor, because I have borne him six sons." So she named him Zebulun.
21 and afterwards hath she born a daughter, and calleth her name Dinah. 21 Some time later she gave birth to a daughter and named her Dinah.
22 And God remembereth Rachel, and God hearkeneth unto her, and openeth her womb, 22 Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and opened her womb.
23 and she conceiveth and beareth a son, and saith, `God hath gathered up my reproach;' 23 She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, "God has taken away my disgrace."
24 and she calleth his name Joseph, saying, `Jehovah is adding to me another son.' 24 She named him Joseph, and said, "May the LORD add to me another son."
25 And it cometh to pass, when Rachel hath borne Joseph, that Jacob saith unto Laban, `Send me away, and I go unto my place, and to my land; 25 After Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, "Send me on my way so I can go back to my own homeland.
26 give up my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and I go; for thou -- thou hast known my service which I have served thee.' 26 Give me my wives and children, for whom I have served you, and I will be on my way. You know how much work I've done for you."
27 And Laban saith unto him, `If, I pray thee, I have found grace in thine eyes -- I have observed diligently that Jehovah doth bless me for thy sake.' 27 But Laban said to him, "If I have found favor in your eyes, please stay. I have learned by divination that the LORD has blessed me because of you."
28 He saith also, `Define thy hire to me, and I give.' 28 He added, "Name your wages, and I will pay them."
29 And he saith unto him, `Thou -- thou hast known that which I have served thee [in], and that which thy substance was with me; 29 Jacob said to him, "You know how I have worked for you and how your livestock has fared under my care.
30 for [it is] little which thou hast had at my appearance, and it breaketh forth into a multitude, and Jehovah blesseth thee at my coming; and now, when do I make, I also, for mine own house?' 30 The little you had before I came has increased greatly, and the LORD has blessed you wherever I have been. But now, when may I do something for my own household?"
31 And he saith, `What do I give to thee?' And Jacob saith, `Thou dost not give me anything; if thou do for me this thing, I turn back; I have delight; thy flock I watch; 31 "What shall I give you?" he asked. "Don't give me anything," Jacob replied. "But if you will do this one thing for me, I will go on tending your flocks and watching over them:
32 I pass through all thy flock to-day to turn aside from thence every sheep speckled and spotted, and every brown sheep among the lambs, and speckled and spotted among the goats -- and it hath been my hire; 32 Let me go through all your flocks today and remove from them every speckled or spotted sheep, every dark-colored lamb and every spotted or speckled goat. They will be my wages.
33 and my righteousness hath answered for me in the day to come, when it cometh in for my hire before thy face; -- every one which is not speckled and spotted among [my] goats, and brown among [my] lambs -- it is stolen with me.' 33 And my honesty will testify for me in the future, whenever you check on the wages you have paid me. Any goat in my possession that is not speckled or spotted, or any lamb that is not dark-colored, will be considered stolen."
34 And Laban saith, `Lo, O that it were according to thy word;' 34 "Agreed," said Laban. "Let it be as you have said."
35 and he turneth aside during that day the ring-straked and the spotted he-goats, and all the speckled and the spotted she-goats, every one that [hath] white in it, and every brown one among the lambs, and he giveth into the hand of his sons, 35 That same day he removed all the male goats that were streaked or spotted, and all the speckled or spotted female goats (all that had white on them) and all the dark-colored lambs, and he placed them in the care of his sons.
36 and setteth a journey of three days between himself and Jacob; and Jacob is feeding the rest of the flock of Laban. 36 Then he put a three-day journey between himself and Jacob, while Jacob continued to tend the rest of Laban's flocks.
37 And Jacob taketh to himself a rod of fresh poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut, and doth peel in them white peelings, making bare the white that [is] on the rods, 37 Jacob, however, took fresh-cut branches from poplar, almond and plane trees and made white stripes on them by peeling the bark and exposing the white inner wood of the branches.
38 and setteth up the rods which he hath peeled in the gutters in the watering troughs (when the flock cometh in to drink), over-against the flock, that they may conceive in their coming in to drink; 38 Then he placed the peeled branches in all the watering troughs, so that they would be directly in front of the flocks when they came to drink. When the flocks were in heat and came to drink,
39 and the flocks conceive at the rods, and the flock beareth ring-straked, speckled, and spotted ones. 39 they mated in front of the branches. And they bore young that were streaked or speckled or spotted.
40 And the lambs hath Jacob parted, and he putteth the face of the flock towards the ring-straked, also all the brown in the flock of Laban, and he setteth his own droves by themselves, and hath not set them near Laban's flock. 40 Jacob set apart the young of the flock by themselves, but made the rest face the streaked and dark-colored animals that belonged to Laban. Thus he made separate flocks for himself and did not put them with Laban's animals.
41 And it hath come to pass whenever the strong ones of the flock conceive, that Jacob set the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, to cause them to conceive by the rods, 41 Whenever the stronger females were in heat, Jacob would place the branches in the troughs in front of the animals so they would mate near the branches,
42 and when the flock is feeble, he doth not set [them]; and the feeble ones have been Laban's, and the strong ones Jacob's. 42 but if the animals were weak, he would not place them there. So the weak animals went to Laban and the strong ones to Jacob.
43 And the man increaseth very exceedingly, and hath many flocks, and maid-servants, and men-servants, and camels, and asses. 43 In this way the man grew exceedingly prosperous and came to own large flocks, and maidservants and menservants, and camels and donkeys.