Genesis 30
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And Rakhyl saw that she was not child bearing to Yaquuv, and she envied her sister and she said to Yaquuv, “Give me children, otherwise I am dead!” 2And the anger of Yaquuv was provoked because of Rakhyl and he said to her, “Am I in the place of God, he who withholds from you the fruit of the womb?” 3And she said to him, “Here is my maid Balha; go in upon her and she shall bear on my knees and I shall be comforted, even I, by her.” 4And she gave to him Balha her Handmaid as a wife and he went in unto her. 5And Balha became pregnant and she bore to Yaquuv a son. 6And Rakhyl said, “God has judged me, also he has heard my voice and he gave to me a son”; because of this, she called his name Dan. 7And Balha the Handmaid of Rakhyl became pregnant again and she bore another son to Yaquuv. 8And Rakhyl said, “I begged of LORD JEHOVAH and I prayed with my sister and also I have found”, and she called his name Naphtali.

9And Leah saw that she ceased from child bearing and she brought Zelpha her Handmaid and she gave her as a wife to Yaquuv. 10And Zelpha the Handmaid of Leah bore to Yaquuv a son. 11And Leah said, “My fortune has come!”, and she called his name Gad. 12And Zelpha the Handmaid of Leah bore a second son to Yaquuv. 13And Leah said, “The daughters are singing my praise to me”, and she called his name Ashir.

14And Rubyl went on in the days of the harvest of wheat and he found mandrakes in a field and he brought them to Leah his mother, and Rakhyl said to Leah, “Give me some of your son’s mandrakes.” 15And Leah said to her, “Is it not enough for you that you have taken my husband, but also that you will take the mandrakes of my son?” And Rakhyl said, “Because of this he will sleep with you this night for the mandrakes of your son.” 16And Yaquuv came in from the field in the evening and Leah came out to meet him and she said, “Come into me because assuredly I have hired you with the mandrakes of my son”; and he lay with her that night.

17And God heard Leah and she became pregnant and she bore to Yaquuv a fifth son. 18And Leah said, “God gave my reward for I have given my Maid to my husband”, and she called his name, Issakar. 19And Leah became pregnant again and she bore a sixth son to Yaquuv. 20And Leah said “God has endowed me a good dowry; this time my husband will cleave to me, because I have given birth to six sons by him”, and she called his name Zabalaun. 21And after that, she gave birth to a daughter and she called her name, Dinah.

22And God remembered Rakhyl, and God heard her and opened her womb. 23And she was pregnant and she bore a son and she said, “God has taken away my reproach”: 24And she called his name Yoseph, and she said, “God will add to me another son.”

25And when Rakhyl gave birth to Yoseph, Yaquuv said to Laban, “Send me; I shall go to my place and to my land. 26Give to me my wives and the children of your service for them, and I shall go, because you know the work that I have done for you.” 27And Laban said to Yaquuv, “If I have found favor in your eyes, I have proven that LORD JEHOVAH blessed me because of you.” 28And he said, “Appoint your wages for me, and I shall give.” 29Yaquuv said to him, “You know the service with which I have served you and that your possessions are with me. 30Because you had little before me, and it has increased much, and LORD JEHOVAH has blessed you for my sake, and now what shall I do, even I, for my house?” 31Laban said to him, “What shall I give to you?” Yaquuv said to him, “You will give me nothing, if you make the response to me that I shall tell you. I shall return, I shall tend and I shall keep your sheep. 32I shall pass among all your sheep today and I shall separate for myself from there every white spotted forehead lamb and spotted, and every lamb that is speckled in white and spotted, and the white spotted forehead among the goats, and it will be my reward. 33And you will testify before me of my innocence, as today, then tomorrow, when you will bring on my reward before you; everyone that will not be white spotted forehead and spotted among the goats and speckled in white will have been stolen by me.” 34Laban said to him, “Yes, it shall be according to your word.” 35And he separated on that day the white spotted forehead he goats, and spotted and all white spotted forehead female goats, and spotted females and everything that was white among them, and everyone that was speckled in white, and he gave them into the hand of his children. 36And he made a three days’ journey between him and Laban, and Yaquuv fed the flock of Laban which remained.

37And Yaquuv took to him fresh white rods of almond and of the plane tree and he stripped them of the white bark and they became whiter, white in the rods. 38And he fastened the rods that he stripped while waters were running at the drinking place where the flocks came to drink next to the flock; and they conceived when they came to drink. 39And the flock conceived lambs before the rods and the flock gave birth to white spotted forehead and spotted. 40And Yaquuv separated and he put before the flock white spotted forehead and spotted lambs and every one speckled among the flock of Laban, and he made a flock for himself alone and he did mingle them in the flock of Laban. 41And every time that the flock conceived early, Yaquuv laid down a rod before the flock by the running water when they conceived among the rods. 42And among the late breeders of the flock he was not laying it down, and the late breeders were for Laban and the early for Yaquuv. 43And the man became very rich and he had many flocks and Servants, and Handmaids and female donkeys, and camels and male donkeys.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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3rd edition Copyright © 2019

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