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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Genesis 30:25 - 43
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 30
30:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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After Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, "Send me on my way so I can go back to my own homeland.
 
30:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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."
 
30:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Laban said to him, "If I have found favor in your eyes, please stay. I have learned by divination that F153 the LORD has blessed me because of you."
 
30:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He added, "Name your wages, and I will pay them."
 
30:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jacob said to him, "You know how I have worked for you and how your livestock has fared under my care.
 
30:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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?"
 
30:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"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:
 
30:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
30:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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."
 
30:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Agreed," said Laban. "Let it be as you have said."
 
30:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
30:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then he put a three-day journey between himself and Jacob, while Jacob continued to tend the rest of Laban's flocks.
 
30:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
30:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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,
 
30:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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they mated in front of the branches. And they bore young that were streaked or speckled or spotted.
 
30:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
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.
 
30:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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,
 
30:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
30:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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In this way the man grew exceedingly prosperous and came to own large flocks, and maidservants and menservants, and camels and donkeys.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F153 Or possibly have become rich and

 
 

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