Rachel, in grief for her barrenness, giveth Bilhah her maid unto Jacob.
Genesis 30:1 When Rahel sawe that she bare Iacob no childern she enuied hir sister and sayde vnto Iacob: geue me childern or ells I am but deed. Genesis 30:2 Than was Iacob wrooth with Rahel saynge: Am I in godes steade which kepeth fro the the frute of thi wobe? Genesis 30:3 The she sayde: here is my mayde Bilha: go in vnto her that she maye beare vpo my lappe that I maye be encreased by her. Genesis 30:4 And she gaue him Bilha hir hadmayde to wife. And Iacob wet in vnto her
She beareth Dan and Naphtali.
Genesis 30:5 And Bilha conceaued and bare Iacob a sonne. Genesis 30:6 Than sayde Rahel. God hath geuen sentece on my syde and hath also herde my voyce and hath geuen me a sonne. Therfore called she him Dan. Genesis 30:7 And Bilha Rahels mayde coceaued agayne and bare Iacob a nother sonne. Genesis 30:8 And Rahel sayde. God is turned and I haue made achaunge with my sister and haue gote ye vpper hade. And she called his name Nepthali
Leah giveth Zilpah her maid, who beareth Gad and Asher.
Genesis 30:9 Whe Lea sawe that she had left bearinge she toke Silpha hir mayde and gaue her Iacob to wiffe. Genesis 30:10 And Silpha Leas made bare Iacob a sonne. Genesis 30:11 Than sayde Lea: good lucke: and called his name Gad. Genesis 30:12 And Silpha Leas mayde bare Iacob another sonne. Genesis 30:13 Tha sayd Lea: happy am I for the doughters will call me blessed. And called his name Asser.
Reuben findeth mandrakes, with which Leah buyeth her husband of Rachel.
Genesis 30:14 And Rube wet out in the wheat haruest and foude mandragoras in the feldes and brought the vnto his mother Lea. Than sayde Rahel to Lea geue me of thy sonnes madragoras. Genesis 30:15 And Lea answered: is it not ynough yt thou hast take awaye my housbode but woldest take awaye my sonnes mandragoras also? Than sayde Rahel well let him slepe with the this nyghte for thy sonnes mandragoras. Genesis 30:16 And whe Iacob came from the feldes at euen Lea went out to mete him and sayde: come into me for I haue bought the with my sonnes mandragoras. And he slepte with her that nyghte.
Leah beareth Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah.
Genesis 30:17 And God herde Lea yt she coceaued and bare vnto Iacob yt .v. sonne. Genesis 30:18 Than sayde Lea. God hath geue me my rewarde because I gaue my mayde to my housbod and she called him Isachar. Genesis 30:19 And Lea coceaued yet agayne and bare Iacob the sexte sonne. Genesis 30:20 Than sayde she: God hath endewed me with a good dowry. Now will my housbond dwell with me because I haue borne him .vi. sonnes: and called his name Zabulo. Genesis 30:21 After that she bare a doughter and called her Dina.
Rachel beareth Joseph.
Genesis 30:22 And God remebred Rahel herde her and made her frutefull: Genesis 30:23 so that she coceaued and bare a sonne and sayde God hath take awaye my rebuke. Genesis 30:24 And she called his name Ioseph saynge The lorde geue me yet a nother sonne.
Jacob desireth to depart.
Genesis 30:25 As soone as Rahel had borne Ioseph Iacob sayde to Laban: Sede me awaye yt I maye goo vnto myne awne place and cutre Genesis 30:26 geue me my wives and my childern for whome I haue serued the and let me goo; for thou knowest what seruyce I haue done the.
Laban stayeth him on a new covenant.
Genesis 30:27 Than sayde Laban vnto hi: If I haue fownde fauoure in thy syghte (for I suppose yt the LORde hath blessed me for thy sake) Genesis 30:28 appoynte what thy rewarde shalbe and I will geue it ye. Genesis 30:29 But he sayde vnto hym thou knowest what seruyce I haue done ye and in what takynge thy catell haue bene vnder me: Genesis 30:30 for it was but litle that thou haddest before I came and now it is encreased in to a multitude and the LORDE hath blessed the for my sake. But now when shall I make provysion for myne awne house also? Genesis 30:31 And he sayde: what shall I geue the? And Iacob answerd: thou shalt geue me nothinge at all yf thou wilt do this one thinge for me: And then will I turne agayne and fede thy shepe and kepe them. Genesis 30:32 I will go aboute all thy shepe this daye and separate fro the all the shepe that are spotted and of dyverse coloures and all blacke shepe amonge the lambes and the partie and spotted amonge the kyddes: And then such shalbe my rewarde. Genesis 30:33 So shall my rightwesnes answere for me: when the tyme commeth that I shall receaue my rewarde of the: So that what soeuer is not speckeld and partie amonge the gootes and blacke amonge the lambes let that be theft with me. Genesis 30:34 Than sayde Laban: loo I am contete that it be acordinge as thou hast sayde. Genesis 30:35 And he toke out that same daye the he gootes that were partie and of dyuerse coloures and all the she gootes that were spotted and partie coloured and all that had whyte in the and all the blacke amonge the lambes: ad put the in the kepinge of his sonnes Genesis 30:36 and sett thre dayes ourney ibetwixte hiselfe and Iacob. And so Iacob kepte ye rest of Labas shepe.
Jacob's policy, whereby he became rich.
Genesis 30:37 Iacob toke roddes of grene popular hasell and of chestnottrees and pilled whyte strakes in the and made the white apere in the staues: Genesis 30:38 And he put the staues which he had pilled eue before ye shepe in the gutters and watrynge troughes whe the shepe came to drynke: yt they shulde coceaue whe they came to drynke. Genesis 30:39 And the shepe coceaued before the staues and brought forth straked spotted and partie. Genesis 30:40 The Iacob parted the labes and turned the faces of the shepe toward spotted thinges and toward all maner of blacke thinges thorow out the flockes of Laba. And he made him flockes of his owne by the selfe which he put not vnto the flockes of Laba. Genesis 30:41 And allwaye in the first buckinge tyme of the shepe Iacob put the staues before the shepe in the gutters yt they myghte conceaue before the staues Genesis 30:42 But in the latter buckynge tyme he put them not there: so the last brode was Labas and the first Iacobs. Genesis 30:43 And the man became excedynge ryche and had many shepe maydeseruauntes menseruauntes camels and asses.