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Genesis 30:35

Context

30:35 So that day Laban 1  removed the male goats that were streaked or spotted, all the female goats that were speckled or spotted (all that had any white on them), and all the dark-colored lambs, and put them in the care 2  of his sons.

Genesis 30:39-40

Context
30:39 When the sheep mated 3  in front of the branches, they 4  gave birth to young that were streaked or speckled or spotted. 30:40 Jacob removed these lambs, but he made the rest of the flock face 5  the streaked and completely dark-colored animals in Laban’s flock. So he made separate flocks for himself and did not mix them with Laban’s flocks.

1 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Laban) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn Heb “and he gave [them] into the hand.”

3 tn The Hebrew verb used here can mean “to be in heat” (see v. 38) or “to mate; to conceive; to become pregnant.” The latter nuance makes better sense in this verse, for the next clause describes them giving birth.

4 tn Heb “the sheep.” The noun has been replaced by the pronoun (“they”) in the translation for stylistic reasons.

5 tn Heb “and he set the faces of.”



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