THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Genesis (Author Moses)

30:1And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

30:2And 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?

30:3And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.

30:4And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

30:5And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.

30:6And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

30:7And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.

30:8And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

30:15And she said unto 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.

30:22And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

30:23And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:

30:24And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.

30:25And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.

30:26Give 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.

30:27And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.

30:28And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

30:29And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.

30:30For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?

30:31And 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:

30:32I 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.

30:33So 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 counted stolen with me.

30:34And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.



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