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.

New American Standard Bible
but when the flock was feeble, he did not put them 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 when the flock were feeble, he did not put them in. So the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

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.

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.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
But when the sheep were feeble, he did not put them in; so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

King James 2000 Bible
But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.

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

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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
but when the sheep were feeble, he put [them] not in; so the feeble were Laban's, and the strong 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were 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.
Study Bible
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.







Lexicon
But if the animals
הַצֹּ֖אן (haṣ·ṣōn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 5848: To shroud, clothe, to languish

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

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

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

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

Laban
לְלָבָ֔ן (lə·lā·ḇān)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 7194: To tie, gird, confine, compact, in love, league

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