Genesis 30 NIV

Genesis 30
Bible Reading
Jacob’s Sons and Daughter with Leah, Rachel, Bilhah and Zilpah
Rachel was upset she could not bear Jacob children.
Rachel was jealous of her sister Leah and said to Jacob, “Give me children or I will die!”
Rachel gave Bilhah her servant for Jacob as a wife to bear children through her.
Bilhah became pregnant and bore a son for Jacob.
Rachel called her son, Dan.
Rachel’s servant Bilhah again conceived another son and she named him Naphtali.
Leah saw she stopped having children.
Leah gave Zilpah to Jacob as wife who bore Jacob a son named Gad.
Leah’s servant bore another son named Asher.
Reuben went out into the fields and found some mandrake plants.
Rachel asked Leah for some of her son’s mandrakes.
Rachel arranged Leah would sleep with Jacob for her son’s mandrakes.
Leah bore Jacob a fifth son named Issachar.
Leah bore Jacob a sixth son named Zebulun.
Leah bore Jacob a daughter named Dinah.
God remembered Rachel and let her conceive a son named Joseph.
Jacob’s Flocks Increase
Jacob asked Laban to release his wives and children to him to return to his homeland.
Jacob and Laban agreed to separate the flock according to speckled, spotted, dark-colored
as part of his wages. Laban agreed.
Laban removed all the male goats and female goats.
Laban put a three day journey between them.
Jacob took fresh-cut branches in the watering troughs for the flock to drink.
Jacob did this so the flocks in heat would mate in heat in front of the branches.
Jacob separated the young and the strong ones for himself; he gave the weak to Laban.
Jacob prospered and came to own large flocks, and female and male servants, and camels and donkeys.

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