Genesis 30:37
New International Version
Jacob, however, took fresh-cut branches from poplar, almond and plane trees and made white stripes on them by peeling the bark and exposing the white inner wood of the branches.

New Living Translation
Then Jacob took some fresh branches from poplar, almond, and plane trees and peeled off strips of bark, making white streaks on them.

English Standard Version
Then Jacob took fresh sticks of poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white streaks in them, exposing the white of the sticks.

Berean Study Bible
Jacob, however, took fresh branches of poplar, almond, and plane trees, and peeled the bark, exposing the white inner wood of the branches.

New American Standard Bible
Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white stripes in them, exposing the white which was in the rods.

King James Bible
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 rods.

Christian Standard Bible
Jacob then took branches of fresh poplar, almond, and plane wood, and peeled the bark, exposing white stripes on the branches.

Contemporary English Version
Jacob cut branches from some poplar trees and from some almond and evergreen trees. He peeled off part of the bark and made the branches look spotted and speckled.

Good News Translation
Jacob got green branches of poplar, almond, and plane trees and stripped off some of the bark so that the branches had white stripes on them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob then took branches of fresh poplar, almond, and plane wood, and peeled the bark, exposing white stripes on the branches.

International Standard Version
Jacob took branches from white poplar trees, freshly cut almond trees, and some other trees, stripped off their bark to make white streaks, and uncovered the white part inside the branches.

NET Bible
But Jacob took fresh-cut branches from poplar, almond, and plane trees. He made white streaks by peeling them, making the white inner wood in the branches visible.

New Heart English Bible
Jacob took to himself rods of fresh poplar, almond, plane tree, peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jacob took fresh-cut branches of poplar, almond, and plane trees and peeled the bark on them in strips of white, uncovering the white which was on the branches.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob took him rods of fresh poplar, and of the almond and of the plane-tree; and peeled white streaks in them, making the white appear which was in the rods.

New American Standard 1977
Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white stripes in them, exposing the white which was in the rods.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob took rods of green poplar and of the almond and chestnut tree and peeled white strakes in them and made the white appear which was in the rods.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob took rods of green poplar, and of the almond and plane tree; and peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

American King James Version
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 rods.

American Standard Version
And Jacob took him rods of fresh poplar, and of the almond and of the plane-tree. And peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob took to himself green rods of storax tree and walnut and plane-tree; and Jacob peeled in them white stripes; and as he drew off the green, the white stripe which he had made appeared alternate on the rods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jacob took green robs of poplar, and of almond, and of place trees, and pilled them in part: so when the bark was taken off, in the parts that were pilled, there appeared whiteness: but the parts that were whole remained green: and by this means the colour was divers.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob took fresh rods of white poplar, almond-tree, and maple; and peeled off white stripes in them, uncovering the white which was on the rods.

English Revised Version
And Jacob took him rods of fresh poplar, and of the almond and of the plane tree; and peeled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob took to him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut-tree; and peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

World English Bible
Jacob took to himself rods of fresh poplar, almond, plane tree, peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.

Young's Literal Translation
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,
Study Bible
Jacob Prospers
36Then he put a three-day journey between himself and Jacob, while Jacob was shepherding the rest of Laban’s flocks. 37Jacob, however, took fresh branches of poplar, almond, and plane trees, and peeled the bark, exposing the white inner wood of the branches. 38Then he set the peeled branches in the watering troughs in front of the flocks coming in to drink. So when the flocks were in heat and came to drink,…
Cross References
Genesis 30:36
Then he put a three-day journey between himself and Jacob, while Jacob was shepherding the rest of Laban's flocks.

Genesis 30:38
Then he set the peeled branches in the watering troughs in front of the flocks coming in to drink. So when the flocks were in heat and came to drink,

Ecclesiastes 12:5
when men fear the heights and dangers of the road, when the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper loses its spring, and the caper berry shrivels--for then man goes to his eternal home, and mourners walk the streets.

Jeremiah 1:11
And the word of the LORD came to me, asking, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" "I see a branch of an almond tree," I replied.

Treasury of Scripture

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 rods.

Jacob.

Genesis 31:9-13
Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me…

green poplar.

hasel.

chestnut tree.

Ezekiel 31:8
The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chesnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.







Lexicon
Jacob, however,
יַעֲקֹ֗ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

took
וַיִּֽקַּֽח־ (way·yiq·qaḥ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

fresh
לַ֖ח (laḥ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3892: Fresh, unused, undried

branches
מַקַּ֥ל (maq·qal)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4731: A shoot, stick

of poplar,
לִבְנֶ֛ה (liḇ·neh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3839: Some sort of whitish tree, the storax

almond,
וְל֣וּז (wə·lūz)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3869: Some kind of nuttree, the almond

and plane trees,
וְעֶרְמ֑וֹן‪‬ (wə·‘er·mō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6196: The plane tree

and peeled
וַיְפַצֵּ֤ל (way·p̄aṣ·ṣêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6478: To peel

[the bark],
בָּהֵן֙ (bā·hên)
Preposition | third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew

exposing
מַחְשֹׂף֙ (maḥ·śōp̄)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4286: A laying bare, stripping

the white
לְבָנ֔וֹת (lə·ḇā·nō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3836: White

inner wood
פְּצָל֣וֹת (pə·ṣā·lō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6479: A peeled spot or stripe

of
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the branches.
הַמַּקְלֽוֹת׃ (ham·maq·lō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4731: A shoot, stick
(37) And Jacob took him rods . . . --Jacob's plan was to place before the ewes and she-goats at breeding time objects of a speckled colour, and as he put them at their watering-place, where everything was familiar to them, they would, with the usual curiosity of these animals, gaze upon them intently, with the result, physically certain to follow, that many of them would bear speckled young.

Poplar.--Really, the storax-tree (styrax officinalis). "This," says Canon Tristram, "is a very beautiful perfumed shrub, which grows abundantly on the lower hills of Palestine." The word occurs elsewhere only in Hosea 4:13, and the idea that it was the poplar arises solely from the name signifying white; but this epithet is even more deserved by the storax, "which in March is covered with a sheet of white blossom, and is the predominant shrub through the dells of Carmel and Galilee" (Natural History of the Bible, pp. 395, 396).

Hazel.--Heb., luz (Genesis 28:19), the almond-tree (amygdalus communis). Dr. Tristram (Natural History of the Bible, p. 358) says that he never observed the true hazel wild in Southern or Central Pales�tine, nor was it likely to occur in Mesopotamia. The almond is one of the most common trees in Palestine.

Chesnut tree.--Heb., armon, the plane-tree (platanus orientalis). "We never," says Dr. Tristram (p. 345), "saw the chesnut in Palestine, excepting planted in orchards in Lebanon; while the plane-tree, though local, is frequent by the sides of streams and in plains." The tree is mentioned again in Ezekiel 31:8.

Verse 37. - And Jacob took him rods of green poplar - literally, a rod (the singular being used collectively for rods) of לִבְנֶה, (from לָבַן, to be white, meaning either the) poplar (LXX., in Hosea 4:13; Vulgate, Kalisch) or the storax (LXX. in loco, Keil; cf. Michaelis, 'Suppl.,' p. 1404) fresh green - and of the hazel - לוּז, the hazel tree (Raschi, Kimchi, Arabic, Luther, Furst, Kalisch) or the almond tree (Vulgate, Saadias, Calvin, Gesenius, 'Speaker s Commentary') - and chestnut tree; - עַרְמון, the plane tree (LXX., Vulgate, et alii), so called from its height - and pilled white strakes in them (literally, peeled off in them peeled places white), and made the white appear (literally, making naked the white) which was in the rods. 30:25-43 The fourteen years being gone, Jacob was willing to depart without any provision, except God's promise. But he had in many ways a just claim on Laban's substance, and it was the will of God that he should be provided for from it. He referred his cause to God, rather than agree for stated wages with Laban, whose selfishness was very great. And it would appear that he acted honestly, when none but those of the colours fixed upon should be found among his cattle. Laban selfishly thought that his cattle would produce few different in colour from their own. Jacob's course after this agreement has been considered an instance of his policy and management. But it was done by intimation from God, and as a token of his power. The Lord will one way or another plead the cause of the oppressed, and honour those who simply trust his providence. Neither could Laban complain of Jacob, for he had nothing more than was freely agreed that he should have; nor was he injured, but greatly benefitted by Jacob's services. May all our mercies be received with thanksgiving and prayer, that coming from his bounty, they may lead to his praise.
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