Genesis 30

MLV(i) 1 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no sons, Rachel envied her sister and she said to Jacob, Give me sons, or else I die.
2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel and he said, Am I in God's place, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?
3 And she said, Behold, my maid Bilhah, go in to her, that she may bear upon my knees and I also may obtain sons by her. 4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid as a wife and Jacob went in to her. 5 And Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son. 6 And Rachel said, God has judged me and has also heard my voice and has given me a son. Therefore she called his name Dan.
7 And Bilhah Rachel's handmaid conceived again and bore Jacob a second son. 8 And Rachel said, With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister and I have indeed prevailed. And she called his name Naphtali.
9 When Leah saw that she had left off bearing, she took Zilpah her handmaid and gave her to Jacob as a wife. 10 And Zilpah Leah's handmaid bore Jacob a son. 11 And Leah said, Good-fortune! And she called his name Gad.
12 And Zilpah Leah's handmaid bore Jacob a second son. 13 And Leah said, I am fortunate! For the daughters will call me fortunate. And she called his name Asher.
14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest and found love-apples in the field and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, I beseech you, give me from your son's love-apples.
15 And she said to her, Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? And would you take away my son's love-apples also?
And Rachel said, Therefore he may lie with you tonight for your son's love-apples.
16 And Jacob came from the field in the evening and Leah went out to meet him and said, You must come in to me, because I have surely hired you with my son's love-apples. And he lay with her that night.
17 And God listened to Leah and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son. 18 And Leah said, God has given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband. And she called his name Issachar.
19 And Leah conceived again and bore a sixth son to Jacob. 20 And Leah said, God has endowed me with a good endowment. Now my husband will dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons. And she called his name Zebulun.
21 And afterwards she bore a daughter and called her name Dinah.
22 And God remembered Rachel. And God listened to her and opened her womb. 23 And she conceived and bore a son and said, God has taken away my reproach. 24 And she called his name Joseph, saying, Jehovah adds another son to me.
25 And it happened, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my own place and to my country. 26 Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you and let me go, because you know my service with which I have served you.
27 And Laban said to him, If now I have found favor in your eyes, stay here, because I have learned by experience that Jehovah has blessed me for your sake.
28 And he said, Appoint for me your wages and I will give it.
29 And he said to him, You yourself know how I have served you and how your cattle have fared with me. 30 For it was little which you had before I came and it has increased to a multitude and Jehovah has blessed you wherever I turned. And now when shall I also provide for my own house?
31 And he said, What shall I give you? And Jacob said, You will not give me anything. If you will do this thing for me, I will again feed your flock and keep it. 32 I will pass through all your flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted one and every black one among the sheep and the spotted and speckled among the goats and these will be my hire.
33 So will my righteousness answer for me after this, when you will come concerning my hire that is before you. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and black among the sheep, that is with me, will be considered stolen.
34 And Laban said, Behold, O that it might be according to your word. 35 And he removed that day the male-goats that were striped and spotted and all the female-goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it and all the black ones among the sheep and gave them into the hand of his sons. 36 And he set three days' journey between himself and Jacob. And Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
37 And Jacob took for him rods of fresh poplar and of the almond and of the plane tree and peeled white streaks in them and made the white which was in the rods appear. 38 And he set the rods which he had peeled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs where the flocks came to drink. And they conceived when they came to drink.
39 And the flocks conceived before the rods and the flocks brought out striped, speckled and spotted. 40 And Jacob separated the lambs and set the faces of the flocks toward the striped and all the black in the flock of Laban. And he put his own herds apart and did not put them near Laban's flock. 41 And it happened, whenever the stronger of the flock conceived, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods, 42 but when the flock were weak, he did not put them in. So the weaker were Laban's and the stronger Jacob's.
43 And the man increased exceedingly and had large flocks and maid-servants and men-servants and camels and donkeys.