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[1] When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister. She said to Jacob, “Give me children, or else I will die.”
[2] Jacob’s anger burned against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in God’s place, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?”
[3] She said, “Behold, my maid Bilhah. Go in to her, that she may bear on my knees, and I also may obtain children by her.”
[4] She gave him Bilhah her servant as wife, and Jacob went in to her.
[5] Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.
[6] 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] Bilhah, Rachel’s servant, conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son.
[8] Rachel said, “I have wrestled with my sister with mighty wrestlings, and have prevailed.” She named him Naphtali.
[9] When Leah saw that she had finished bearing, she took Zilpah, her servant, and gave her to Jacob as a wife.
[10] Zilpah, Leah’s servant, bore Jacob a son.
[11] Leah said, “How fortunate!” She named him Gad.
[12] Zilpah, Leah’s servant, bore Jacob a second son.
[13] Leah said, “Happy am I, for the daughters will call me happy.” She named him Asher.
[14] Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes 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] Leah said to her, “Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? Would you take away my son’s mandrakes, also?” Rachel said, “Therefore he will lie with you tonight for your son’s mandrakes.”
[16] Jacob came from the field in the evening, and 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.” He lay with her that night.
[17] God listened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.
[18] Leah said, “God has given me my hire, because I gave my servant to my husband.” She named him Issachar.
[19] Leah conceived again, and bore a sixth son to Jacob.
[20] Leah said, “God has endowed me with a good dowry. Now my husband will live with me, because I have borne him six sons.” She named him Zebulun.
[21] Afterwards, she bore a daughter, and named her Dinah.
[22] God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.
[23] She conceived, bore a son, and said, “God has taken away my reproach.”
[24] She named him Joseph,° saying, “May Yahweh add another son to me.”
[25] When Rachel had borne Joseph, 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; for you know my service with which I have served you.”
[27] Laban said to him, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, stay here, for I have divined that Yahweh has blessed me for your sake.”
[28] He said, “Appoint me your wages, and I will give it.”
[29] Jacob said to him, “You know how I have served you, and how your livestock have fared with me.
[30] For it was little which you had before I came, and it has increased to a multitude. Yahweh has blessed you wherever I turned. Now when will I provide for my own house also?”
[31] Laban said, “What shall I give you?” Jacob said, “You shall 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. This will be my hire.
[33] So my righteousness will answer for me hereafter, when you 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 might be with me, will be considered stolen.”
[34] Laban said, “Behold, let it be according to your word.”
[35] That day, he removed the male goats that were streaked 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] He set three days’ journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.
[37] Jacob took to himself rods of fresh poplar, almond, and plane tree, peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
[38] He set the rods which he had peeled opposite the flocks in the watering troughs where the flocks came to drink. They conceived when they came to drink.
[39] The flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks produced streaked, speckled, and spotted.
[40] Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the streaked and all the black in Laban’s flock. He put his own droves apart, and didn’t put them into Laban’s flock.
[41] Whenever the stronger of the flock conceived, Jacob laid the rods in front of the eyes of the flock in the watering troughs, that they might conceive among the rods;
[42] but when the flock were feeble, he didn’t put them in. So the feebler were Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s.
[43] The man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, female servants and male servants, and camels and donkeys.

Genesis 30:24 Joseph means “may he add”.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Genesis 30 (KJVS)

[1] And when Rachel H7354 saw H7200 (8799) that she bare H3205 (8804) Jacob H3290 no children, Rachel H7354 envied H7065 (8762) her sister H269; and said H559 (8799) unto Jacob H3290, Give H3051 (8798) me children H1121, or else H369 I die H4191 (8801).
[2] And Jacob’s H3290 anger H639 was kindled H2734 (8799) against Rachel H7354: and he said H559 (8799), [Am] I in God’s H430 stead, who hath withheld H4513 (8804) from thee the fruit H6529 of the womb H990?
[3] And she said H559 (8799), Behold my maid H519 Bilhah H1090, go in H935 (8798) unto her; and she shall bear H3205 (8799) upon my knees H1290, that I may also have children H1129 (8735) by her.
[4] And she gave H5414 (8799) him Bilhah H1090 her handmaid H8198 to wife H802: and Jacob H3290 went in H935 (8799) unto her.
[5] And Bilhah H1090 conceived H2029 (8799), and bare H3205 (8799) Jacob H3290 a son H1121.
[6] And Rachel H7354 said H559 (8799), God H430 hath judged H1777 (8804) me, and hath also heard H8085 (8804) my voice H6963, and hath given H5414 (8799) me a son H1121: therefore called H7121 (8804) she his name H8034 Dan H1835.
[7] And Bilhah H1090 Rachel’s H7354 maid H8198 conceived H2029 (8799) again, and bare H3205 (8799) Jacob H3290 a second H8145 son H1121.
[8] And Rachel H7354 said H559 (8799), With great H430 wrestlings H5319 have I wrestled H6617 (8738) with my sister H269, and I have prevailed H3201 (8804): and she called H7121 (8799) his name H8034 Naphtali H5321.
[9] When Leah H3812 saw H7200 (8799) that she had left H5975 (8804) bearing H3205 (8800), she took H3947 (8799) Zilpah H2153 her maid H8198, and gave H5414 (8799) her Jacob H3290 to wife H802.
[10] And Zilpah H2153 Leah’s H3812 maid H8198 bare H3205 (8799) Jacob H3290 a son H1121.
[11] And Leah H3812 said H559 (8799), A troop H1409 cometh H935 (8804): and she called H7121 (8799) his name H8034 Gad H1410.
[12] And Zilpah H2153 Leah’s H3812 maid H8198 bare H3205 (8799) Jacob H3290 a second H8145 son H1121.
[13] And Leah H3812 said H559 (8799), Happy am I H837, for the daughters H1323 will call me blessed H833 (8765): and she called H7121 (8799) his name H8034 Asher H836.
[14] And Reuben H7205 went in H3212 (8799) the days H3117 of wheat H2406 harvest H7105, and found H4672 (8799) mandrakes H1736 in the field H7704, and brought H935 (8686) them unto his mother H517 Leah H3812. Then Rachel H7354 said H559 (8799) to Leah H3812, Give me H5414 (8798), I pray thee, of thy son’s H1121 mandrakes H1736.
[15] And she said H559 (8799) unto her, [Is it] a small matter H4592 that thou hast taken H3947 (8800) my husband H376? and wouldest thou take away H3947 (8800) my son’s H1121 mandrakes H1736 also? And Rachel H7354 said H559 (8799), Therefore he shall lie H7901 (8799) with thee to night H3915 for H8478 thy son’s H1121 mandrakes H1736.
[16] And Jacob H3290 came H935 (8799) out of the field H7704 in the evening H6153, and Leah H3812 went out H3318 (8799) to meet H7125 (8800) him, and said H559 (8799), Thou must come in H935 (8799) unto me; for surely H7936 (8800) I have hired H7936 (8804) thee with my son’s H1121 mandrakes H1736. And he lay H7901 (8799) with her that night H3915.
[17] And God H430 hearkened H8085 (8799) unto Leah H3812, and she conceived H2029 (8799), and bare H3205 (8799) Jacob H3290 the fifth H2549 son H1121.
[18] And Leah H3812 said H559 (8799), God H430 hath given H5414 (8804) me my hire H7939, because H834 I have given H5414 (8804) my maiden H8198 to my husband H376: and she called H7121 (8799) his name H8034 Issachar H3485.
[19] And Leah H3812 conceived H2029 (8799) again, and bare H3205 (8799) Jacob H3290 the sixth H8345 son H1121.
[20] And Leah H3812 said H559 (8799), God H430 hath endued H2064 (8804) me [with] a good H2896 dowry H2065; now H6471 will my husband H376 dwell H2082 (8799) with me, because I have born H3205 (8804) him six H8337 sons H1121: and she called H7121 (8799) his name H8034 Zebulun H2074.
[21] And afterwards H310 she bare H3205 (8804) a daughter H1323, and called H7121 (8799) her name H8034 Dinah H1783.
[22] And God H430 remembered H2142 (8799) Rachel H7354, and God H430 hearkened H8085 (8799) to her, and opened H6605 (8799) her womb H7358.
[23] And she conceived H2029 (8799), and bare H3205 (8799) a son H1121; and said H559 (8799), God H430 hath taken away H622 (8804) my reproach H2781:
[24] And she called H7121 (8799) his name H8034 Joseph H3130; and said H559 (8800), The LORD H3068 shall add H3254 (8686) to me another H312 son H1121.
[25] And it came to pass, when Rachel H7354 had born H3205 (8804) Joseph H3130, that Jacob H3290 said H559 (8799) unto Laban H3837, Send me away H7971 (8761), that I may go H3212 (8799) unto mine own place H4725, and to my country H776.
[26] Give H5414 (8798) [me] my wives H802 and my children H3206, for H2004 whom I have served H5647 (8804) thee, and let me go H3212 (8799): for thou knowest H3045 (8804) my service H5656 which I have done H5647 (8804) thee.
[27] And Laban H3837 said H559 (8799) unto him, I pray thee, if I have found H4672 (8804) favour H2580 in thine eyes H5869, [tarry: for] I have learned by experience H5172 (8765) that the LORD H3068 hath blessed H1288 (8762) me for thy sake H1558.
[28] And he said H559 (8799), Appoint H5344 (8798) me thy wages H7939, and I will give H5414 (8799) [it].
[29] And he said H559 (8799) unto him, Thou knowest H3045 (8804) how H834 I have served H5647 (8804) thee, and how H834 thy cattle H4735 was with me.
[30] For [it was] little H4592 which thou hadst before I H6440 [came], and it is [now] increased H6555 (8799) unto a multitude H7230; and the LORD H3068 hath blessed H1288 (8762) thee since my coming H7272: and now when H4970 shall I provide H6213 (8799) for mine own house H1004 also?
[31] And he said H559 (8799), What shall I give thee H5414 (8799)? And Jacob H3290 said H559 (8799), Thou shalt not give H5414 (8799) me any thing H3972: if thou wilt do H6213 (8799) this thing H1697 for me, I will again H7725 (8799) feed H7462 (8799) [and] keep H8104 (8799) thy flock H6629:
[32] I will pass H5674 (8799) through all thy flock H6629 to day H3117, removing H5493 (8687) from thence all the speckled H5348 and spotted H2921 (8803) cattle H7716, and all the brown H2345 cattle H7716 among the sheep H3775, and the spotted H2921 (8803) and speckled H5348 among the goats H5795: and [of such] shall be my hire H7939.
[33] So shall my righteousness H6666 answer H6030 (8804) for me in time H3117 to come H4279, when it shall come H935 (8799) for my hire H7939 before thy face H6440: every one H3605 that [is] not speckled H5348 and spotted H2921 (8803) among the goats H5795, and brown H2345 among the sheep H3775, that shall be counted stolen H1589 (8803) with me.
[34] And Laban H3837 said H559 (8799), Behold, I would it might be H3863 according to thy word H1697.
[35] And he removed H5493 (8686) that day H3117 the he goats H8495 that were ringstraked H6124 and spotted H2921 (8803), and all the she goats H5795 that were speckled H5348 and spotted H2921 (8803), [and] every one that had [some] white H3836 in it, and all the brown H2345 among the sheep H3775, and gave H5414 (8799) [them] into the hand H3027 of his sons H1121.
[36] And he set H7760 (8799) three H7969 days H3117’ journey H1870 betwixt himself and Jacob H3290: and Jacob H3290 fed H7462 (8802) the rest H3498 (8737) of Laban’s H3837 flocks H6629.
[37] And Jacob H3290 took H3947 (8799) him rods H4731 of green H3892 poplar H3839, and of the hazel H3869 and chesnut tree H6196; and pilled H6478 (8762) white H3836 strakes H6479 in them, and made the white H3836 appear H4286 which [was] in the rods H4731.
[38] And he set H3322 (8686) the rods H4731 which he had pilled H6478 (8765) before H5227 the flocks H6629 in the gutters H7298 in the watering H4325 troughs H8268 when the flocks H6629 came H935 (8799) to drink H8354 (8800), that they should conceive H3179 (8799) when they came H935 (8800) to drink H8354 (8800).
[39] And the flocks H6629 conceived H3179 (8799) before the rods H4731, and brought forth H3205 (8799) cattle H6629 ringstraked H6124, speckled H5348, and spotted H2921 (8803).
[40] And Jacob H3290 did separate H6504 (8689) the lambs H3775, and set H5414 (8799) the faces H6440 of the flocks H6629 toward H413 the ringstraked H6124, and all the brown H2345 in the flock H6629 of Laban H3837; and he put H7896 (8799) his own flocks H5739 by themselves, and put H7896 (8804) them not unto Laban’s H3837 cattle H6629.
[41] And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger H7194 (8794) cattle H6629 did conceive H3179 (8763), that Jacob H3290 laid H7760 (8804) the rods H4731 before the eyes H5869 of the cattle H6629 in the gutters H7298, that they might conceive H3179 (8763) among the rods H4731.
[42] But when the cattle H6629 were feeble H5848 (8687), he put [them] not in H7760 (8799): so the feebler H5848 (8803) were Laban’s H3837, and the stronger H7194 (8803) Jacob’s H3290.
[43] And the man H376 increased H6555 (8799) exceedingly H3966 H3966, and had much H7227 cattle H6629, and maidservants H8198, and menservants H5650, and camels H1581, and asses H2543.

Young’s Literal Translation

Genesis 30 (YLT)

[1] And Rachel seeth that she hath not borne to Jacob, and Rachel is envious of her sister, and saith unto Jacob, ‘Give me sons, and if there is none-I die.’
[2] And Jacob’s anger burneth against Rachel, and he saith, ‘Am I in stead of God who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?’
[3] And she saith, ‘Lo, my handmaid Bilhah, go in unto her, and she doth bear on my knees, and I am built up, even I, from her;’
[4] and she giveth to him Bilhah her maid-servant for a wife, and Jacob goeth in unto her;
[5] and Bilhah conceiveth, and beareth to Jacob a son,
[6] and Rachel saith, ‘God hath decided for me, and also hath hearkened to my voice, and giveth to me a son;’ therefore hath she called his name Dan.
[7] And Bilhah, Rachel’s maid-servant, conceiveth again, and beareth a second son to Jacob,
[8] and Rachel saith, ‘With wrestlings of God I have wrestled with my sister, yea, I have prevailed;’ and she calleth his name Napthali.
[9] And Leah seeth that she hath ceased from bearing, and she taketh Zilpah her maid-servant, and giveth her to Jacob for a wife;
[10] and Zilpah, Leah’s maid-servant, beareth to Jacob a son,
[11] and Leah saith, ‘A troop is coming;’ and she calleth his name Gad.
[12] And Zilpah, Leah’s maid-servant, beareth a second son to Jacob,
[13] and Leah saith, ‘Because of my happiness, for daughters have pronounced me happy;’ and she calleth his name Asher.
[14] And Reuben goeth in the days of wheat-harvest, and findeth love-apples in the field, and bringeth them in unto Leah, his mother, and Rachel saith unto Leah, ‘Give to me, I pray thee, of the love-apples of thy son.’
[15] And she saith to her, ‘Is thy taking my husband a little thing, that thou hast taken also the love-apples of my son?’ and Rachel saith, ‘Therefore doth he lie with thee to-night, for thy son’s love-apples.’
[16] And Jacob cometh in from the field at evening; and Leah goeth to meet him, and saith, ‘Unto me dost thou come in, for hiring I have hired thee with my son’s love-apples;’ and he lieth with her during that night.
[17] And God hearkeneth unto Leah, and she conceiveth, and beareth to Jacob a son, a fifth,
[18] and Leah saith, ‘God hath given my hire, because I have given my maid-servant to my husband;’ and she calleth his name Issachar.
[19] And conceive again doth Leah, and she beareth a sixth son to Jacob,
[20] and Leah saith, ‘God hath endowed me-a good dowry; this time doth my husband dwell with me, for I have borne to him six sons;’ and she calleth his name Zebulun;
[21] and afterwards hath she born a daughter, and calleth her name Dinah.
[22] And God remembereth Rachel, and God hearkeneth unto her, and openeth her womb,
[23] and she conceiveth and beareth a son, and saith, ‘God hath gathered up my reproach;’
[24] and she calleth his name Joseph, saying, ‘Jehovah is adding to me another son.’
[25] And it cometh to pass, when Rachel hath borne Joseph, that Jacob saith unto Laban, ‘Send me away, and I go unto my place, and to my land;
[26] give up my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and I go; for thou-thou hast known my service which I have served thee.’
[27] And Laban saith unto him, ‘If, I pray thee, I have found grace in thine eyes-I have observed diligently that Jehovah doth bless me for thy sake.’
[28] He saith also, ‘Define thy hire to me, and I give.’
[29] And he saith unto him, ‘Thou-thou hast known that which I have served thee in, and that which thy substance was with me;
[30] for it is little which thou hast had at my appearance, and it breaketh forth into a multitude, and Jehovah blesseth thee at my coming; and now, when do I make, I also, for mine own house?’
[31] And he saith, ‘What do I give to thee?’ And Jacob saith, ‘Thou dost not give me anything; if thou do for me this thing, I turn back; I have delight; thy flock I watch;
[32] I pass through all thy flock to-day to turn aside from thence every sheep speckled and spotted, and every brown sheep among the lambs, and speckled and spotted among the goats-and it hath been my hire;
[33] and my righteousness hath answered for me in the day to come, when it cometh in for my hire before thy face;-every one which is not speckled and spotted among my goats, and brown among my lambs-it is stolen with me.’
[34] And Laban saith, ‘Lo, O that it were according to thy word;’
[35] and he turneth aside during that day the ring-streaked and the spotted he-goats, and all the speckled and the spotted she-goats, every one that hath white in it, and every brown one among the lambs, and he giveth into the hand of his sons,
[36] and setteth a journey of three days between himself and Jacob; and Jacob is feeding the rest of the flock of Laban.
[37] And Jacob taketh to himself a rod of fresh poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut, and doth peel in them white peelings, making bare the white that is on the rods,
[38] and setteth up the rods which he hath peeled in the gutters in the watering troughs (when the flock cometh in to drink), over-against the flock, that they may conceive in their coming in to drink;
[39] and the flocks conceive at the rods, and the flock beareth ring-streaked, speckled, and spotted ones.
[40] And the lambs hath Jacob parted, and he putteth the face of the flock towards the ring-streaked, also all the brown in the flock of Laban, and he setteth his own droves by themselves, and hath not set them near Laban’s flock.
[41] And it hath come to pass whenever the strong ones of the flock conceive, that Jacob set the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, to cause them to conceive by the rods,
[42] and when the flock is feeble, he doth not set them; and the feeble ones have been Laban’s, and the strong ones Jacob’s.
[43] And the man increaseth very exceedingly, and hath many flocks, and maid-servants, and men-servants, and camels, and asses.