Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white stripes in them, exposing the white which was in the rods. (Genesis 30:37)

He set the rods which he had peeled in front of the flocks in the gutters, even in the watering troughs, where the flocks came to drink; and they mated when they came to drink. (Genesis 30:38)

So the flocks mated by the rods, and the flocks brought forth striped, speckled, and spotted. (Genesis 30:39)

Jacob separated the lambs, and made the flocks face toward the striped and all the black in the flock of Laban; and he put his own herds apart, and did not put them with Laban's flock. (Genesis 30:40)

Moreover, whenever the stronger of the flock were mating, Jacob would place the rods in the sight of the flock in the gutters, so that they might mate by the rods; (Genesis 30:41)

but when the flock was feeble, he did not put them in; so the feebler were Laban's and the stronger Jacob's. (Genesis 30:42)

So the man became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks and female and male servants and camels and donkeys. (Genesis 30:43)


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