Genesis 30:39
New International Version
they mated in front of the branches. And they bore young that were streaked or speckled or spotted.

New Living Translation
And when they mated in front of the white-streaked branches, they gave birth to young that were streaked, speckled, and spotted.

English Standard Version
the flocks bred in front of the sticks and so the flocks brought forth striped, speckled, and spotted.

Berean Study Bible
they mated in front of the branches. And they bore young that were streaked or speckled or spotted.

King James Bible
And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

New King James Version
So the flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted.

New American Standard Bible
So the flocks mated by the rods, and the flocks delivered striped, speckled, and spotted offspring.

NASB 1995
So the flocks mated by the rods, and the flocks brought forth striped, speckled, and spotted.

NASB 1977
So the flocks mated by the rods, and the flocks brought forth striped, speckled, and spotted.

Amplified Bible
So the flocks mated and conceived by the branches, and the flocks gave birth to streaked, speckled, and spotted offspring.

Christian Standard Bible
The flocks bred in front of the branches and bore streaked, speckled, and spotted young.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The flocks bred in front of the branches and bore streaked, speckled, and spotted young.

American Standard Version
And the flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth ringstreaked, speckled, and spotted.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the flock conceived lambs before the rods and the flock gave birth to white spotted forehead and spotted.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So the cattle conceived at the rods, and the cattle brought forth young speckled, and streaked and spotted with ash-coloured spots.

Contemporary English Version
in front of the branches, and their young were spotted and speckled.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass that in the very heat of coition, the sheep beheld the rods, and brought forth spotted, and of divers colours, and speckled.

English Revised Version
And the flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

Good News Translation
So when the goats bred in front of the branches, they produced young that were streaked, speckled, and spotted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
they mated in front of the branches. Then they gave birth to young that were striped, speckled, or spotted.

International Standard Version
When the flocks mated in front of the branches, they would bear offspring that were striped, speckled, or spotted.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the flocks conceived at the sight of the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted.

Literal Standard Version
and the flocks conceive at the rods, and the flock bears striped, speckled, and spotted ones.

NET Bible
When the sheep mated in front of the branches, they gave birth to young that were streaked or speckled or spotted.

New Heart English Bible
the flocks bred in front of the branches, and the flocks brought bore streaked, speckled, and spotted.

World English Bible
The flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted.

Young's Literal Translation
and the flocks conceive at the rods, and the flock beareth ring-streaked, speckled, and spotted ones.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Prospers
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, 39they mated in front of the branches. And they bore young that were streaked or speckled or spotted. 40Jacob set apart the young, but made the rest face the streaked dark-colored sheep in Laban’s flocks. Then he set his own stock apart and did not put them with Laban’s animals.…

Cross References
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,

Genesis 30:40
Jacob set apart the young, but made the rest face the streaked dark-colored sheep in Laban's flocks. Then he set his own stock apart and did not put them with Laban's animals.

Genesis 31:8
If he said, 'The speckled will be your wages,' then the whole flock bore speckled offspring. If he said, 'The streaked will be your wages,' then the whole flock bore streaked offspring.

Genesis 31:10
When the flocks were breeding, I saw in a dream that the streaked, spotted, and speckled males were mating with the females.

Genesis 31:12
Look up,' he said, 'and see that all the males that are mating with the flock are streaked, spotted, or speckled; for I have seen all that Laban has done to you.


Treasury of Scripture

And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

brought forth.

Genesis 31:9-12,38,40,42
Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me…

Exodus 12:35,36
And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: …









Verse 39. - And the flocks conceived (ut supra) before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted. The fact is said to have been frequently observed that, particularly in the case of sheep, whatever fixes their attention in copulation is marked upon the young. That Jacob believed in the efficacy of the artifice he adopted is apparent; but the multiplication of Parti-colored animals it will be safer to ascribe to Divine blessing than to human craft.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
they
הַצֹּ֖אן (haṣ·ṣōn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

mated
וַיֶּחֱמ֥וּ (way·ye·ḥĕ·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3179: To be hot, to conceive

in front of
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the branches.
הַמַּקְל֑וֹת (ham·maq·lō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4731: A shoot, stick

And they bore
וַתֵּלַ֣דְןָ (wat·tê·laḏ·nā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

young [that were]
הַצֹּ֔אן (haṣ·ṣōn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

streaked
עֲקֻדִּ֥ים (‘ă·qud·dîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 6124: Striped, streaked

or speckled
נְקֻדִּ֖ים (nə·qud·dîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 5348: Speckled

or spotted.
וּטְלֻאִֽים׃ (ū·ṭə·lu·’îm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's 2921: To cover with pieces, to spot, variegate


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