Genesis 1, 2,
21, 22, 23,
Genesis 30:1 And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied
her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.
2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's
stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?
3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon
my knees, that I may also have children by her.
4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.
5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.
6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath
given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.
7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.
Bilhah conceived, and bare son Dan
8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I
have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.
9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave
her Jacob to wife.
Bilhah conceived, and bare son Naphtali.
10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.
11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.
12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.
Zilpah Leah's maid bare son Gad
13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she
called his name Asher.
14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the
field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me,
I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.
Zilpah Leah's maid bare son Asher
15 And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband?
and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore
he shall lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes.
16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet
him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my
son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.
17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.
18 And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to
my husband: and she called his name Issachar.
19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.
God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and
Issachar in Hebrew there is hire, or, he is
20 And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband
dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name
21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.
Leah conceived again, and bare son Zebulun
Zebulun in Hebrew = dwelling, or habitation.
22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
Leah conceived again, and bare daughter Dinah
23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:
Rachel OT:7353 = root meaning to journey; a ewe
(the females being the predominant element of a
flock] (as a good traveler) KJV - ewe, sheep.
Ewe a flock of sheep, a
sheepfold, a sheep, (Zoöl.)
The female of the sheep, and of sheep like
24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord shall add to me another
25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban,
Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.
Rachel conceived, and bare a son Joseph
Joseph in Hebrew = may He add. The LORD.
Note the occurrence of God here in connection
Shall add = Hebrew is addin
26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go:
for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.
27 And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes,
tarry: for I have learned by experience that the Lord hath blessed me for thy
28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.
29 And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle
was with me.
30 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased
unto a multitude; and the Lord hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when
shall I provide for mine own house also?
31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me
any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy
32 I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the
speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the
spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.
33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come
for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among
the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.
34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.
35 And he removed that day the he goats that were ring straked and spotted, and
all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some
white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of
36 And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the
rest of Laban's flocks.
37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree;
and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the
38 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in
the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive
when they came to drink.
Jacob builds a fence to separate the flocks
39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle
ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
40 And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the
ring straked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks
by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle.
41 And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob
laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might
conceive among the rods.
42 But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were
Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and
menservants, and camels, and asses.
• Exactly 2520 years from the exile
of Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
The first tribe to be
conquered by the Assyrians was Manasseh,
in 745 B.C. Exactly 2520 years later America became a nation on July 4, 1776.
(Leviticus. 26: 28-46) God warned Israel that if they persisted in continually
breaking His Laws, not only would curses come upon them.
He would punish them for seven times, (a time being 360 years, seven times would
be 2520 years) and would banish them from the land of Palestine and scatter them
among the heathens (like lost sheep)
• Study the book: Abrahamic Covenant,
(A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt
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