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Genesis 30 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else 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 was kindled against Rachel; and he said, [Am] I in God's stead, 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 said, Behold, my maid Bilhah, go in to her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by 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 gave him Bilhah, her handmaid, for a wife: and Jacob went in to her. 4 So she gave him her servant Bilhah as a wife. Jacob slept with her,
5 And Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son. 5 and she became pregnant and bore him a son.
6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore 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, conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son. 7 Rachel's servant Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.
8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali. 8 Then Rachel said, "I have had a great struggle with my sister, and I have won." So she named him Naphtali.
9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah, her maid, and gave her 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, bore Jacob a son. 10 Leah's servant Zilpah bore Jacob a son.
11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad. 11 Then Leah said, "What good fortune!" So she named him Gad.
12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bore Jacob a second son. 12 Leah's servant Zilpah bore Jacob a second son.
13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called 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 went, in the days of wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. 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 said to her, [Is it] a small matter that thou hast taken 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. 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 came from the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in to me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her 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 hearkened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob the fifth son. 17 God listened to Leah, and she became pregnant and bore Jacob a fifth son.
18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called 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 Leah conceived again, and bore Jacob the sixth son. 19 Leah conceived again and bore Jacob a sixth son.
20 And Leah said, God hath endowed me [with] a good dower; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons: and she called 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 she bore a daughter, and called her name Dinah. 21 Some time later she gave birth to a daughter and named her Dinah.
22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and rendered her fruitful. 22 Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and opened her womb.
23 And she conceived, and bore a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: 23 She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, "God has taken away my disgrace."
24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD will add to me another son. 24 She named him Joseph, and said, "May the LORD add to me another son."
25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country. 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 [me] my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done 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 said to him, I pray thee, if I have found favor in thine eyes, [tarry: for] I have learned by experience, that the LORD hath blessed 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 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give [it]. 28 He added, "Name your wages, and I will pay them."
29 And he said to him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle were 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 was] little which thou hadst before I [came], and it is [now] increased to a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for my own house also? 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 said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing; if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed [and] keep thy flock: 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 will pass through all thy flock to-day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and [of such] shall be 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 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that [is] not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be accounted 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 said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word. 34 "Agreed," said Laban. "Let it be as you have said."
35 And he removed that day the he-goats that were ring-streaked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted; every one that had [some] white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave [them] into the hands 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 he set three days' journey between himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. 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 took to him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut-tree; and peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which [was] in 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 he set the rods, which he had peeled, before the flocks in the gutters in the watering-troughs, when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came 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 conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ring-streaked, speckled, and spotted. 39 they mated in front of the branches. And they bore young that were streaked or speckled or spotted.
40 And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks towards the ring-streaked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban: and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not with Laban's cattle. 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 came to pass, whenever the stronger cattle conceived, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among 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 But when the cattle were feeble, he put [them] not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger 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 increased exceedingly, and had many cattle, 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.