Genesis 30:42
New International Version
but if the animals were weak, he would not place them there. So the weak animals went to Laban and the strong ones to Jacob.

New Living Translation
But he didn’t do this with the weaker ones, so the weaker lambs belonged to Laban, and the stronger ones were Jacob’s.

English Standard Version
but for the feebler of the flock he would not lay them there. So the feebler would be Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s.

Berean Study Bible
But if the animals were weak, he did not set out the branches. So the weaker animals went to Laban and the stronger ones to Jacob.

King James Bible
But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

New King James Version
But when the flocks were feeble, he did not put them in; so the feebler were Laban’s and the stronger Jacob’s.

New American Standard Bible
but when the flock was sickly, he did not put them in; so the sickly were Laban’s, and the stronger were Jacob’s.

NASB 1995
but when the flock was feeble, he did not put them in; so the feebler were Laban’s and the stronger Jacob’s.

NASB 1977
but when the flock was feeble, he did not put them in; so the feebler were Laban’s and the stronger Jacob’s.

Amplified Bible
but when the flock was sickly, he did not put the branches there; so the sicker [animals] were Laban’s and the stronger Jacob’s.

Christian Standard Bible
As for the weaklings of the flocks, he did not put out the branches. So it turned out that the weak sheep belonged to Laban and the stronger ones to Jacob.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for the weaklings of the flocks, he did not put out the branches. So it turned out that the weak sheep belonged to Laban and the stronger ones to Jacob.

American Standard Version
but when the flock were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And among the late breeders of the flock he was not laying it down, and the late breeders were for Laban and the early for Yaquuv.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But he did not put them in indiscriminately whenever the cattle happened to bring forth, but the unmarked ones were Laban's, and the marked ones were Jacob's.

Contemporary English Version
But he would not put out the branches when the weaker animals were mating. So Jacob got all of the healthy animals, and Laban got what was left.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But when the latter coming was, and the last conceiving, he did not put them. And those that were late ward, become Laban's: and they of the first time, Jacob's.

English Revised Version
but when the flock were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

Good News Translation
But he did not put the branches in front of the weak animals. Soon Laban had all the weak animals, and Jacob all the healthy ones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But when the flocks in heat were weak, he didn't lay down the branches. So the weaker ones belonged to Laban and the stronger ones to Jacob.

International Standard Version
But he didn't put the branches in front of any of the feeble members of the flock. As a result, the feeble ones belonged to Laban, but the stronger ones belonged to Jacob.

JPS Tanakh 1917
but when the flock were feeble, he put them not in; so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

Literal Standard Version
and when the flock is feeble, he does not set [them]; and the feeble ones have been Laban’s, and the strong ones Jacob’s.

NET Bible
But if the animals were weaker, he did not set the branches there. So the weaker animals ended up belonging to Laban and the stronger animals to Jacob.

New Heart English Bible
but for the weaker of the flock, he did not put them there. So the weaker would be Laban?s, and the stronger Jacob?s.

World English Bible
but when the flock were feeble, he didn't put them in. So the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

Young's Literal Translation
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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Prospers
41Whenever the stronger females of the flock were in heat, Jacob would place the branches in the troughs, in full view of the animals, so that they would breed in front of the branches. 42But if the animals were weak, he did not set out the branches. So the weaker animals went to Laban and the stronger ones to Jacob. 43Thus Jacob became exceedingly prosperous. He owned large flocks, maidservants and menservants, and camels and donkeys.…

Cross References
Genesis 30:41
Whenever the stronger females of the flock were in heat, Jacob would place the branches in the troughs, in full view of the animals, so that they would breed in front of the branches.

Genesis 30:43
Thus Jacob became exceedingly prosperous. He owned large flocks, maidservants and menservants, and camels and donkeys.


Treasury of Scripture

But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.









Verse 42. - But when the cattle were feeble, - literally, in the covering (sc. with wool; hence weakening) of the flock, which took place in autumn - he put them not in (partly to prevent the introduction of feeble animals amongst his parti-colored flocks, but partly also, it is thought, to avoid prematurely exciting Laban's suspicion): so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

were weak,
וּבְהַעֲטִ֥יף (ū·ḇə·ha·‘ă·ṭîp̄)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5848: To shroud, clothe, to languish

he did not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

set out the branches.
יָשִׂ֑ים (yā·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

So the weaker animals
הָעֲטֻפִים֙ (hā·‘ă·ṭu·p̄îm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5848: To shroud, clothe, to languish

went to
וְהָיָ֤ה (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

Laban
לְלָבָ֔ן (lə·lā·ḇān)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3837: Laban -- father-in-law of Jacob

and the stronger ones
וְהַקְּשֻׁרִ֖ים (wə·haq·qə·šu·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's 7194: To tie, gird, confine, compact, in love, league

to Jacob.
לְיַעֲקֹֽב׃ (lə·ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc


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