2 Then Jacob’s anger burned against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God, who has awithheld from you the fruit of the womb?”
4 So ashe gave him her maid Bilhah as a wife, and Jacob went in to her.
14 Now in the days of wheat harvest Reuben went and found amandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, “Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.”
15 But she said to her, “Is it a small matter for you to take my husband? And would you take my son’s mandrakes also?” So Rachel said, “Therefore he may lie with you tonight in return for your son’s mandrakes.”
16 When Jacob came in from the field in the evening, then Leah went out to meet him and said, “You must come in to me, for I have surely hired you with my son’s mandrakes.” So he lay with her that night.
18 Then Leah said, “God has given me my 1wages because I gave my maid to my husband.” So she named him Issachar.
20 Then Leah said, “God has endowed me with a good gift; now my husband 1will dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons.” So she named him Zebulun.
23 So she conceived and bore a son and said, “God has ataken away my reproach.”
25 Now it came about when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, “aSend me away, that I may go to my own place and to my own country.
32 let me pass through your entire flock today, removing from there every aspeckled and spotted sheep and every black 1one among the lambs and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and such shall be my wages.
33 “So my 1honesty will answer for me later, when you come concerning my 2wages. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and black among the lambs, if found with me, will be considered stolen.”
34 Laban said, “1Good, let it be according to your word.”
35 So he removed on that day the striped and spotted male goats and all the speckled and spotted female goats, every one with white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them into the 1care of his sons.
38 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 1mated when they came to drink.
39 So the flocks 1mated by the rods, and the flocks brought forth striped, speckled, and spotted.
40 Jacob separated the lambs, and 1made 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.
42 but when the flock was feeble, he did not put them in; so the feebler were Laban’s and the 1stronger Jacob’s.
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