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Rachel bears Joseph.

CHAP. XXX. Jacob's covenant wrth Laban. lings have I wrestled with my sister, and thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, I have prevailed: and she called his name tarry: for I have learned by experience Naphtali.

that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake. 9 When Leah saw that she had left 28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, bearing, she took Zilpah, her maid, and and I will give it. gave her Jacob to wife.

29 And he said unto him, Thou know10 And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Ja-est how I have served thee, and how thy cob a son.

cattle was with me. 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh : 30 For it was little which thou hadst beand she called his name Gad.

fore I came, and it is now increased unto a 12 And Zilpah, Leah's maid,bare Jacob multitude; and the Lordhath blessed thee a second son

since my coming : and now,when shall I 13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for provide for mine own house also ? the daughters will call me blessed : and 31 And he said, What shall I give thee? she called his name Asher.

And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me 14 | And Reuben went in the days of any thing. If thou wilt do this thing for me, wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in I will again feed and keep thy flock: the field, and brought them unto his mo 32 I will pass through all thy flock tother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give day, removing from thence all the speckme, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. led and spotted cattle, and all the brown

15 And she said unto her, Is it a small cattle among the sheep, and the spotted
matter that thou hast taken my busband? and speckled among the goats: and of
and wouldest thou take away my son's such shall be my hire.
mandrakes also ? And Rachel said, There- 33 So shall my righteousness answer for
sore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy me in time to come, when it shall come
son's mandrakes.

for my bire before thy face: every one that
16 And Jacob came out of the field in is not speckled and spotted among the
the evening, and Leah went out to meet goats, and brown among the sheep, that
bim, and said, Thou must come in unto shall be counted stolen with ine.
me; for surely I have hired thee with my 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would
son's mandrakes. And he lay with her it might be according to thy word.
that night.

35 And he removed that day the he. 17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and goats that were ring-streaked and spotted, she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. and all the she-goats that were speckled

18 And Leah said, God bath given me and spotted, and every one that had some my bire, because I have given my white in it, and all the brown among the maiden to my husband : and she called sheep, and gave them into the hands of his his name Issachar.

19 And Leah conceived again, and 36 And he set three days' journey be. bare Jacob the sixth son.

twixt himself and Jacob : and Jacob fed 20 And Leah said, God hath endowed the rest of Laban's flocks. me with a good dowry; now will my hus 37 | And Jacob took him rods of green band dwell with me, because I have borne poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut-tree; him șix sons: and she called his name and pilled white streaks in them, and made Zebulun.

the white appear which was in the rods. 21 And afterwards she bare a daugh 38 And he set the rods which he had ter, and called her name Dinab. pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the

22 T AndGod remembered Rachel, and watering-troughs when the flocks came to God hearkened to her, and opened her drink; that they should conceive when womb.

they came to drink. 23 And she conceived, and bare a son; 39 And the flocks conceived before tlie and said, God hath taken away my re- rods, and brought forth cattle ring-streakproach:

cd, speckled, and spotted. 24 And she called his name Joseph ; 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and said, The LORD shall add to me and set the faces of the docks toward the another son.

ring-streaked, and all the brown in the
25 And it came to pass, when Rachel Alock of Laban: and he put his own Rocks
had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto by themselves, and put them not unto La-
Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto ban's cattle.
mine own place, and to my country: 41 And it came to pass whensoever the

26 Give me my wives and my children, stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob
for whom I have served thee, and let me laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle
go: for thou knowest my service which I in the gutters, that they might conceive
have done thee.
27 And Laban said unto him, I pray

42 But when the cattle were feeble, he


among the rods.


Jacob departs from Laban. GENESIS.

He is pursued by him. put them not in: so the feebler were La-and all his goods which he had gotten, the ban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

cattle of his getting, which he had gotten 43 And the man increased exceedingly, in Padan-aram; for to go to Isaac bis father and had much cattle, and maid-servants, in the land of Canaan. and men-servants, and camels, and asses. 19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: CHAP. XXXI.

and Rachel had stolen the images that were NDhe heard the words of Laban's sons, her father's.

20 And Jacob stole away unawares to was our father's; and of that which was our Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not father's hath he gotten all this glory. that be fled.

2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of 21 So he fled with all that he had; and Laban, and behold, it was not toward him he rose up, and passed over the river, and as before.

set his face toward the mount Gilead. 3 And the Lord said unto Jacob, Re 22 And it was told Laban on the third turn unto the land of thy fathers, and today,that Jacob was fled. thy kindred ; and I will be with thee. 23 And he took his brethren with him,

4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and pursued after himseven days' journey: and Leah to the field unto his flock, and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

5 And said unto them, I see your fa 24 And God came to Laban the Syrian ther's countenance, that it is not toward in a dream by night, and said unto him, me as before : but the God of my father Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob bath been with me.

either good or bad. 6 And ye know that with all my power 25 | Then Laban overiook Jacob I have served your father.

Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the 17 And your father hath deceived me, mount: and Laban with his brethren and changed my wages ten times: but pitched in the mount of Gilead. God suffered him not to hurt me.

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast 8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thou done, that thou hast stolen away unthy wages; then all the cattle bare speck- awares to me, and carried away my daughled: and if he said thus, The ring-streaked ters, as captives taken with the sword? shall be thy hire; then bare all the cat 27 Wherefore didst thou flee away setle ring-streaked.

cretly, and steal away from me, and didst 9 Tbus God hath taken away the cattle not tell me, that I might have sent thee of your father, and given them to me. away with mirth, and with songs, with

10 And it came to pass at the time that tabret, and with harp ? the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine 28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my eyes, and saw in a dreain, and behold, the sons, and my daughters ? thou hast now rams which leaped upon the cattle were done foolishly in so doing: ring-streaked, speckled, and grizzled. 29 It is in the power of my hand to do

il And the angel of God spake unto you burt: but the God of your father spake me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou said, Here ain I.

heed that thou speak not to Jacob either 12 And he said, List up now thine eyes good or bad. and see, all the rams which leap upon the 30 And now, though thou wouldest cattle are ring-streaked, speckled, and needs be gone, because thou sore longedst grizzled: for I have seen all that Laban after thy father's house; yet wherefore hast doeth unto thee.

thou stolen my gods? 13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou 31 And Jacob answered and said to anointedst the pillar, and where thou vow- Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, edst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee Peradventure thou wouldest take by force cut from this land, and return unto the land thy daughters from ine. of thy kindred.

32 With whomsoever thou findest thy 14° And Rachel and Leah answered, and gods, let hun not live: before our brethren said unto him, Is there yet any portion or discern thou what is thine with me, and inheritance for us in our father's house? take it to thee: for Jacob knew not that

15 Are we not counted of him strangers ? Rachel had stolen them. for he hath sold us, and hath quite devour 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, ed also our money.

and into Leah's tent, and into the two 16 For all the riches which God hath maid-servants' tents; but he found them taken from our father, that is ours, and our not. Then went he out of Leah's tent children's: now then,whatsoever God hath and entered into Rachel's tent. said unto thee, do.

34 Now Rachel had taken the images, 17 T Then 'Jacob rose up, and set his and put them in the camel's furniture, and sons and his wives upon camels;

sat upon them. And Laban searched all 18 And he carried away all his cattle, Ithe tent, but found them not.

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