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Genesis 30

CEB 1 When Rachel realized that she could bear Jacob no children, Rachel became jealous of her sister and said to Jacob, "Give me children! If you don't, I may as well be dead." NIV 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!" CEB 2 Jacob was angry at Rachel and said, "Do you think I'm God? God alone has kept you from giving birth!" NIV 2 Jacob became angry with her and said, "Am I in the place of God, who has kept you from having children?" CEB 3 She said, "Here's my servant Bilhah. Sleep with her, and she will give birth for me. Because of her, I will also have children." NIV 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." CEB 4 So Rachel gave her servant Bilhah to Jacob as his wife, and he slept with her. NIV 4 So she gave him her servant Bilhah as a wife. Jacob slept with her, CEB 5 Bilhah became pregnant and gave birth to a son for Jacob. NIV 5 and she became pregnant and bore him a son. CEB 6 Rachel said, "God has judged in my favor, heard my voice, and given me a son." So she named him Dan. NIV 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. CEB 7 Rachel's servant Bilhah became pregnant again and gave birth to a second son for Jacob. NIV 7 Rachel's servant Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son. CEB 8 Rachel said, "I've competed fiercely with my sister, and now I've won." So she named him Naphtali. NIV 8 Then Rachel said, "I have had a great struggle with my sister, and I have won." So she named him Naphtali. CEB 9 When Leah realized that she had stopped bearing children, she took her servant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as his wife. NIV 9 When Leah saw that she had stopped having children, she took her maidservant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife. CEB 10 Leah's servant Zilpah gave birth to a son for Jacob, NIV 10 Leah's servant Zilpah bore Jacob a son. CEB 11 and Leah said, "What good luck!" So she named him Gad. NIV 11 Then Leah said, "What good fortune!" So she named him Gad. CEB 12 Leah's servant Zilpah gave birth to a second son for Jacob, NIV 12 Leah's servant Zilpah bore Jacob a second son. CEB 13 and Leah said, "I'm happy now because women call me happy." So she named him Asher. NIV 13 Then Leah said, "How happy I am! The women will call me happy." So she named him Asher. CEB 14 During the wheat harvest, Reuben found some erotic herbs in the field and brought them to his mother Leah. Rachel said to Leah, "Give me your son's erotic herbs." NIV 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." CEB 15 Leah replied, "Isn't it enough that you've taken my husband? Now you want to take my son's erotic herbs too?" Rachel said, "For your son's erotic herbs, Jacob may sleep with you tonight." NIV 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." CEB 16 When Jacob came back from the field in the evening, Leah went out to meet him and said, "You must sleep with me because I've paid for you with my son's erotic herbs." So he slept with her that night. NIV 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. CEB 17 God responded to Leah. She became pregnant and gave birth to a fifth son for Jacob. NIV 17 God listened to Leah, and she became pregnant and bore Jacob a fifth son. CEB 18 Leah said, "God gave me what I paid for, what I deserved for giving my servant to my husband." So she named him Issachar. NIV 18 Then Leah said, "God has rewarded me for giving my maidservant to my husband." So she named him Issachar. CEB 19 Leah became pregnant again and gave birth to a sixth son for Jacob, NIV 19 Leah conceived again and bore Jacob a sixth son. CEB 20 and she said, "God has given me a wonderful gift. Now my husband will honor me since I've borne him six sons." So she named him Zebulun. NIV 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. CEB 21 After this, she gave birth to a daughter and named her Dinah. NIV 21 Some time later she gave birth to a daughter and named her Dinah. CEB 22 Then God remembered Rachel, responded to her, and let her conceive. NIV 22 Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and opened her womb. CEB 23 She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, "God has taken away my shame." NIV 23 She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, "God has taken away my disgrace." CEB 24 She named him Joseph, saying to herself, May the LORD give me another son. NIV 24 She named him Joseph, and said, "May the LORD add to me another son." CEB 25 After Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, "Send me off so that I can go to my own place and my own country. NIV 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. CEB 26 Give me my wives and children whom I've worked for, and I will go. You know the work I've done for you." NIV 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." CEB 27 Laban said to him, "Do me this favor. I've discovered by a divine sign that the LORD has blessed me because of you, NIV 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." CEB 28 so name your price and I will pay it." NIV 28 He added, "Name your wages, and I will pay them." CEB 29 Jacob said to him, "You know how I've worked for you, and how well your livestock have done with me. NIV 29 Jacob said to him, "You know how I have worked for you and how your livestock has fared under my care. CEB 30 While in my care, what little you had has multiplied a great deal. The LORD blessed you wherever I took your livestock. Now, when will I be able to work for my own household too?" NIV 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?" CEB 31 Laban said, "What will I pay you?" Jacob said, "Don't pay me anything. If you will do this for me, I will take care of your flock again, and keep a portion. NIV 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: CEB 32 I will go through the entire flock today, taking out all of the speckled and spotted sheep, all of the black male lambs, and all of the spotted and speckled female goats. That will be my price. NIV 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. CEB 33 I will be completely honest with you: when you come to check on our agreement, every female goat with me that isn't speckled or spotted and every male lamb with me that isn't black will be considered stolen." NIV 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." CEB 34 Laban said, "All right; let's do it." NIV 34 "Agreed," said Laban. "Let it be as you have said." CEB 35 However, on that very day Laban took out the striped and spotted male goats and all of the speckled and spotted female goats—any with some white in it—and all of the black male lambs, and gave them to his sons. NIV 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. CEB 36 He put a three-day trip between himself and Jacob, while Jacob was watching the rest of Laban's flock. NIV 36 Then he put a three-day journey between himself and Jacob, while Jacob continued to tend the rest of Laban's flocks. CEB 37 Then Jacob took new branches from poplar, almond, and plane trees; and he peeled white stripes on them, exposing the branches' white color. NIV 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. CEB 38 He set the branches that he had peeled near the watering troughs so that they were in front of the flock when they drank, because they often mated when they came to drink. NIV 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, CEB 39 When the flock mated in front of the branches, they gave birth to striped, speckled, and spotted young. NIV 39 they mated in front of the branches. And they bore young that were streaked or speckled or spotted. CEB 40 Jacob sorted out the lambs, turning the flock to face the striped and black ones in Laban's flock but keeping his flock separate, setting them apart from Laban's flock. NIV 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. CEB 41 Whenever the strongest of the flock mated, Jacob put the branches in front of them near the watering troughs so that they mated near the branches. NIV 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, CEB 42 But he didn't put branches up for the weakest of the flock. So the weakest became Laban's and the strongest Jacob's. NIV 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. CEB 43 The man Jacob became very, very rich: he owned large flocks, female and male servants, camels, and donkeys. NIV 43 In this way the man grew exceedingly prosperous and came to own large flocks, and maidservants and menservants, and camels and donkeys.