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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."
30:4 She gave him Bilhah her handmaid as wife, and Jacob went in to her.
30:5 Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.
30:7 Bilhah, Rachel`s handmaid, conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son.
30:8 Rachel said, "With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed." She named him Naphtali.
30:9 When Leah saw that she had finished bearing, she took Zilpah, her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob as a wife.
30:10 Zilpah, Leah`s handmaid, bore Jacob a son.
30:11 Leah said, "How fortunate!" She named him Gad.
30:12 Zilpah, Leah`s handmaid, bore Jacob a second son.
30:13 Leah said, "Happy am I, for the daughters will call me happy." She named him Asher.
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 mandrakes, also?" Rachel said, "Therefore he will lie with you tonight for your son`s mandrakes."
30:19 Leah conceived again, and bore a sixth son to Jacob.
30:21 Afterwards, she bore a daughter, and named her Dinah.
30:23 She conceived, bore a son, and said, "God has taken away my reproach.
30:24 She named him Joseph, saying, "May Yahweh add another son to me."
30:28 He said, "Appoint me your wages, and I will give it."
30:29 He said to him, "You know how I have served you, and how your cattle have fared with me.
30:30 For it was little which you had before I came, and it has increased to a multitude. Yahweh has blessed you wherever I turned. Now when will I provide for my own house also?"
30:31 He said, "What shall I give you?" Jacob said, "You shall not give me anything. If you will do this thing for me, I will again feed your flock and keep it.
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.
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."
30:34 Laban said, "Behold, I desire it to be according to your word."
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.
30:36 He set three days` journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban`s flocks.
30:37 Jacob 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.
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.
30:39 The flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted.
30:40 Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the streaked and all the black in the flock of Laban: and he put his own droves apart, and didn`t put them into Laban`s flock.
30:41 It happened, whenever the stronger of the flock conceived, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods;
30:42 but when the flock were feeble, he didn`t put them in. So the feebler were Laban`s, and the stronger Jacob`s.
30:43 The man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, maid-servants and men-servants, and camels and donkeys.