Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
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Jerusalem Fragments

 

Genesis
Chapter 30

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Genesis 29 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Genesis 31
GENESIS 30:1
JPS 30:1 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and she said unto Jacob: 'Give me children, or else I die.'
ONK 30:1 And Rahel saw that she did not bear unto Jakob; and Rahel envied her sister, and she said to Jakob, Give me children; and if not, I die.
PAL 30:1 And Rahel saw that she bare not to Jakob, and Rahel was envious of her sister, and said to Jakob, Pray before the Lord that He give me children; and if not, my life I shall reckon as the dead.
 
GENESIS 30:2
JPS 30:2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel; and he said: 'Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?'
ONK 30:2 And the anger of Jakob was incensed against Rahel, and he said, Why ask of me? Is it not before the Lord that thou shouldest ask, who hath denied thee the generation of the womb?
PAL 30:2 And the anger of Jakob was strong against Rahel, and he said, Why do you ask of me? Ask before the Lord, from before whom are children, and who hath restrained from thee the fruit of the womb.
 
GENESIS 30:3
JPS 30:3 And she said: 'Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; that she may bear upon my knees, and I also may be builded up through her.'
ONK 30:3 And she said, Behold my handmaid Bilhah, go in unto her, and she shall bear, and I also shall nourish (children), and be builded up from her.
PAL 30:3 And she said, Behold my handmaid Bilhah, enter with her, that she may bear, and I may increase and may be builded up from her.
 
GENESIS 30:4
JPS 30:4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife; and Jacob went in unto her.
ONK 30:4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife; and Jakob went in unto her,
PAL 30:4 And she made her handmaid Bilhah free, and delivered her to him, and Jakob entered with her.
 
GENESIS 30:5
JPS 30:5 And Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.
ONK 30:5 and Bilhah conceived, and bare to Jakob a son.
PAL 30:5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare a son to Jakob.
 
GENESIS 30:6
JPS 30:6 And Rachel said: 'God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son.' Therefore called she his name Dan.
ONK 30:6 And Rahel said, The Lord hath judged me, and hath also received my prayer, and given me a son: therefore she called his name Dan.(127)
PAL 30:6 And Rahel said, The Lord hath judged me in His good mercies; He hath also heard the voice of my prayer, and given me a son; and so it is to be that He shall judge by the hand of Shimshon bar Manovach, who shall be of his seed; and hath he not delivered into his hand the people of the Philistaee? Therefore she called his name Dan.
 
GENESIS 30:7
JPS 30:7 And Bilhah Rachel's handmaid conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son.
ONK 30:7 And Bilhah the handmaid of Rahel conceived again, and bare a second son to Jakob.
PAL 30:7 And Bilhah the handmaid of Leah conceived again, and bare a second son to Jakob.
 
GENESIS 30:8
JPS 30:8 And Rachel said: 'With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed.' And she called his name Naphtali.
ONK 30:8 And Rahel said, The Lord hath received my request: when I entreated in my prayer, I desired that I might have offspring as my sister, and also it is given me. And she called his name Naphtali.(128)
PAL 30:8 And Rahel said, With affliction afflicted was I before the Lord in prayer; therefore He hath received my request that I might have a son as my sister, and hath given me two. Even so are my children to be redeemed from the hand of their enemies when they shall afflict themselves in prayer before the Lord; and she called his name Naphtali.
 
GENESIS 30:9
JPS 30:9 When Leah saw that she had left off bearing, she took Zilpah her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob to wife.
ONK 30:9 And Leah saw that she had ceased from bearing, and she took Zilpha her handmaid, and gave her to Jakob to wife.
PAL 30:9 And Leah saw that she had ceased from bearing, and she made Zilpha her handmaid free, and gave her unto Jakob to wife.
 
GENESIS 30:10
JPS 30:10 And Zilpah Leah's handmaid bore Jacob a son.
ONK 30:10 And Zilpha the handmaid of Leah bare a son to Jakob,
PAL 30:10 And Zilpha the handmaid of Leah conceived, and bare Jakob a son;
 
GENESIS 30:11
JPS 30:11 And Leah said: 'Fortune is come!' And she called his name Gad.
ONK 30:11 and Leah said, There cometh prosperity; and she called his name Gad.(129)
PAL 30:11 and Leah said, Good fortune cometh; his children shall surely inherit their habitation on the east side of Jardena: and she called his name Gad.
JER 30:11 And Leah said, Good success cometh; for the feastings of the Gentiles are to be cut off: and she called.
 
GENESIS 30:12
JPS 30:12 And Zilpah Leah's handmaid bore Jacob a second son.
ONK 30:12 And Zilpha the handmaid of Leah bare a second son to Jakob;
PAL 30:12 And Zilpha the handmaid of Leah bare a second son to Jakob.
 
GENESIS 30:13
JPS 30:13 And Leah said: 'Happy am I! for the daughters will call me happy.' And she called his name Asher.
ONK 30:13 and Leah said, Praise shall be mine; now will women praise me; and she called his name Asher.(130)
PAL 30:13 And Leah said, Praise shall be mine: for the daughters of Israel will praise me, as his children will be praised before the Lord for the goodness of the fruit of his land; and she called his name Asher.
 
GENESIS 30:14
JPS 30:14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah: 'Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.'
ONK 30:14 And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes(131) field, and he brought them to Leah his mother. And Rahel said to Leah, Give me now of thy son's mandrakes.
PAL 30:14 And Reuben went in the days of Sivan, in the time of wheat harvest, and found (yavruchin) mandrakes in the field; and he brought them to Leah his mother. And Rahel said to Leah, Give me now of thy son's mandrakes.
 
GENESIS 30:15
JPS 30:15 And she said unto her: 'Is it a small matter that thou hast taken away my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also?' And Rachel said: 'Therefore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes.'
ONK 30:15 And she said to her, Is it a little that thou hast taken my husband, and thou wilt take also my son's mandrakes? And Rahel said, Therefore shall he lie with thee at night for thy son's mandrakes.
PAL 30:15 And she said to her, Is it a little thing that thou hast taken my husband, and tbou seekest to take also my son's mandrakes? And Rahel said, Therefore shall he lie with thee this night for thy son's mandrakes.
JER 30:15 For a week he shall consort with thee.
 
GENESIS 30:16
JPS 30:16 And Jacob came from the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said: 'Thou must come in unto me; for I have surely hired thee with my son's mandrakes.' And he lay with her that night.
ONK 30:16 And Jakob came in from the field at evening, and Leah went out to anticipate him, and said, With me thou wilt go in, because with hire have I hired thee, with the mandrakes of my son; and he lay with her that night
PAL 30:16 And Jakob came from the field at evening. And Leah heard the voice of the braying of the ass, and knew that Jakob had come, and Leah went forth to meet him, and said, Thou wilt enter with me, because hiring I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes from Rahel my sister. And he lay with her that night.
 
GENESIS 30:17
JPS 30:17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.
ONK 30:17 And the Lord received the prayer of Leah, and she conceived, and bare to Jakob a fifth son.
PAL 30:17 And the Lord heard the prayer of Leah, and she conceived, and bare to Jakob a fifth son.
 
GENESIS 30:18
JPS 30:18 And Leah said: 'God hath given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband. And she called his name Issachar.
ONK 30:18 And Leah said, The Lord hath given me my reward, because I gave my handmaid to my husband. And she called his name Issakar.(132)
PAL 30:18 And Leah said, The Lord hath given me my reward, for that I gave my handmaid to my husband; even so shall his children receive a good reward, because they will occupy themselves with the law. And she called his name Issakar.
 
GENESIS 30:19
JPS 30:19 And Leah conceived again, and bore a sixth son to Jacob.
ONK 30:19 And Leah conceived again, and bare a sixth son to Jakob.
PAL 30:19 And Leah conceived again, and bare a sixth son to Jakob;
 
GENESIS 30:20
JPS 30:20 And Leah said: 'God hath endowed me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons.' And she called his name Zebulun.
ONK 30:20 And Leah said, The Lord hath given me a good portion.(133) This time will the habitation of my husband be with me, because I have born him six sons: therefore she called his name Zebulon.(134)
PAL 30:20 and said, The Lord hath endowed me with a good dowry by children. This time will the habitation of my husband be with me, because I have borne him six sons: and thus shall his children receive a good portion. And she called his name Zebulun.
 
GENESIS 30:21
JPS 30:21 And afterwards she bore a daughter, and called her name Dinah.
ONK 30:21 And afterward she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.(135)
PAL 30:21 And afterward she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah; for she said, Judgment is from before the Lord, that there shall be from me a half of the tribes; but from Rahel my sister shall go forth two tribes, even as they shall proceed (in like manner) from each of the handmaids. And the prayer of Leah was heard before the Lord; and the infants were changed in their wombs; and Joseph was given to the womb of Rahel, and Dinah to the womb of Leah.
 
GENESIS 30:22
JPS 30:22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
ONK 30:22 And the remembrance of Rahel came before the Lord, and the Lord received her prayer, and gave her to conceive.
PAL 30:22 And the remembrance of Rahel came before the Lord, and the voice of her prayer was heard before Him; and He said in his Word that He would give her sons.
JER 30:22 Four keys are held in the hand of the Lord of all the world, even the Lord, and He will not deliver them either to angel or to saraph; the key of the rain, the key of the provender, the key of the sepulchre, the key of barrenness. The key of rain: for thus the Scripture expoundeth, The Lord shall open unto thee His good treasure, &c. The key of provender: for thus the Scripture expoundeth, Thou openest thine hand, &c. The key of the sepulchre: for thus the Scripture expoundeth, When I shall open your sepulchre, &c. The key of barrenness: for thus the Scripture expoundeth, And Elohim remembered Rahel, &c. And the Word of the Lord remembered Rahel in His good compassions, and the Word of the Lord heard the voice of her prayer, and He said in His Word that He would give her children.
 
GENESIS 30:23
JPS 30:23 And she conceived, and bore a son, and said: 'God hath taken away my reproach.'
ONK 30:23 And she conceived and bare a son, and she said, The Lord hath taken up(136) my reproach.
PAL 30:23 And she conceived and bare a son, and said, The Lord hath gathered off my reproach, even as Jehoshua the son of Joseph will gather off the reproach of Mizraim from the sons of Israel, and will circumcise them beyond Jardena.
 
GENESIS 30:24
JPS 30:24 And she called his name Joseph, saying: 'The LORD add to me another son.'
ONK 30:24 And she called his name Joseph,(137) saying, The Lord shall add to me another son.
PAL 30:24 And she called his name Joseph, saying, The Lord will add me yet another son to this one.
 
GENESIS 30:25
JPS 30:25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban: 'Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.
ONK 30:25 And it was when Rahel had born Joseph, that Jakob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my place, and to my land.
PAL 30:25 And it was when Rahel had borne Joseph, Jakob said by the Holy Spirit concerning the house of Joseph, They are to be as a flame to consume the house of Esau; and he said, Therefore will I not be afraid of Esau and his legions.
 
GENESIS 30:26
JPS 30:26 Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go; for thou knowest my service wherewith I have served thee.'
ONK 30:26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, that I may go: for thou knowest the service with which I have served thee.
PAL 30:26 And he said unto Laban, Send me away, and I will go to my place and to my country. Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and I will go; for thou knowest my service with which I have served thee.
 
GENESIS 30:27
JPS 30:27 And Laban said unto him: 'If now I have found favour in thine eyes—I have observed the signs, and the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.'
ONK 30:27 And Laban said to him, If now I have found grace in thine eyes, I have proved that the Lord hath blessed me for thy sake.
PAL 30:27 But Laban said to him, If now I have found grace in thy eyes, I have observed by divination that the Lord hath blessed me for thy sake.
JER 30:27 I have observed,
 
GENESIS 30:28
JPS 30:28 And he said: 'Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.'
ONK 30:28 And he said, Certify(138) thy wages with me, and I will give.
PAL 30:28 And he said, Appoint(75) thy wages with me, and I will give thee.
 
GENESIS 30:29
JPS 30:29 And he said unto him: 'Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle have fared with me.
ONK 30:29 And he said to him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and what thy flocks have been with me;
PAL 30:29 And he said to him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle have been kept by me:
 
GENESIS 30:30
JPS 30:30 For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it hath increased abundantly; and the LORD hath blessed thee whithersoever I turned. And now when shall I provide for mine own house also?'
ONK 30:30 for thou hadst few before me, and they have increased into a multitude: and the Lord hath blessed thee for my sake.(139) But now, what shall I do also for my (own) house?
PAL 30:30 for the little flock which thou hadst before me hath increased greatly, and the Lord hath blessed thee at my foot, that I have been profitable to thee from (the time of) my coming into thy house. And now when shall I do the work for which I am bound, to nourish the men of my house?
 
GENESIS 30:31
JPS 30:31 And he said: 'What shall I give thee?' And Jacob said: 'Thou shalt not give me aught; if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed thy flock and keep it.
ONK 30:31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me anything; but if thou wilt do with me this matter, I will return, and, pasturing thy flocks, will keep (them).
PAL 30:31 And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jakob said, Thou shalt not give me anything else, (but) do me this thing, and I will return and pasture thy flock, and keep them.
 
GENESIS 30:32
JPS 30:32 I will pass through all thy flock to-day, removing from thence every speckled and spotted one, and every dark one among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and of such shall be my hire.
ONK 30:32 I will pass through all thy flocks to-day, and set apart from them every lamb streaked and speckled, and every black lamb among the lambs, and the streaked and speckled among the goats, and they shall be my wages.
PAL 30:32 I will pass through thy whole flock to-day, and will set apart every lamb streaked and spotted, and every black lamb among the lambs, and spotted and streaked among the goats, and they shall be my wages.
JER 30:32 Every lamb spotted and streaked, and every black lamb among the lambs, and the spotted and streaked among the goats.
 
GENESIS 30:33
JPS 30:33 So shall my righteousness witness against me hereafter, when thou shalt come to look over my hire that is before thee: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and dark among the sheep, that if found with me shall be counted stolen.'
ONK 30:33 And my righteousness shall be testified in the day following, when thou wilt come upon my reward that shall be before thee: every one which is not streaked or speckled among the goats, and black among the lambs, that shall be (as if) stolen by me.
PAL 30:33 And my righteousness shall testify for me to-morrow,(76) when my wages shall be brought before thee. Every one which is not streaked or spotted among the goats, or black among the lambs, shall be as if it had been a theft of mine.
 
GENESIS 30:34
JPS 30:34 And Laban said: 'Behold, would it might be according to thy word.'
ONK 30:34 And Laban said, Let it be according to thy word.
PAL 30:34 And Laban said to him, Well, let it be according to thy word.
 
GENESIS 30:35
JPS 30:35 And he removed that day the he-goats that were streaked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the dark ones among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.
ONK 30:35 And he set apart that day the he-goats of various colour, and all the goats which were speckled or spotted, every one which had (some) white in him, and all that were black among the lambs: and he gave them into the hand of his sons.
PAL 30:35 And he separated that day the goats which were marked in their feet, and the spotted, and all the goats streaked or spotted, every one which had a white place in him, and every black one among the lambs, and gave them into the hand of his sons.
 
GENESIS 30:36
JPS 30:36 And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob. And Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
ONK 30:36 And he set a walk of three days between them and Jakob; and Jakob pastured the flock of Laban which remained.
PAL 30:36 And he set a journey of three days between his flocks and (those of) Jakob. And Jakob tended the flock of Laban, the old and the feeble which were left.
 
GENESIS 30:37
JPS 30:37 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.
ONK 30:37 And Jakob took to him rods of white poplars, and of almond, (or hazel,) and of plane tree, and peeled in them white peelings, (so that, where) peeled, the white which was in the rods appeared.
PAL 30:37 And Jakob took to him a rod of flowering poplar, and of almond, and of the plane tree, and peeled in them white peelings to disclose the white which was in the rods.
 
GENESIS 30:38
JPS 30:38 And he set the rods which he had peeled over against the flocks in the gutters in the watering-troughs where the flocks came to drink; and they conceived when they came to drink.
ONK 30:38 And he fixed the rods that he had peeled in the canals, in the place of the watering of waters, the place to which they brought the flocks to drink, to be over against the flocks, that they might be incited when they came to drink.
PAL 30:38 And the rods which he had peeled, he fixed in the canals, in the troughs of water; at the place to which they brought the flocks to water, there placed he them over against the flock, that they might conceive when they came to drink.
JER 30:38 In the canals.
 
GENESIS 30:39
JPS 30:39 And the flocks conceived at the sight of the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted.
ONK 30:39 And the sheep were incited before the rods, and the sheep brought forth with chequered feet and streaked.
PAL 30:39 And the sheep conceived over against the rods, and the sheep produced such as were marked in their feet, and spotted and white in their backs.
 
GENESIS 30:40
JPS 30:40 And Jacob separated the lambs—he also set the faces of the flocks toward the streaked and all the dark in the flock of Laban—and put his own droves apart, and put them not unto Laban's flock.
ONK 30:40 And Jakob separated the lambs, and set before the sheep all which were various-coloured and all that were black among the sheep of Laban; and placed them for himself a flock apart, not mixing them with the sheep of Laban.
PAL 30:40 And the lambs did Jakob set apart, and place in front of the flocks; all the various-coloured and the black among Laban's sheep he set for himself a flock apart, and did not mix them with the sheep of Laban.
 
GENESIS 30:41
JPS 30:41 And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger of the flock did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods;
ONK 30:41 And it was that whenever the early (prime) sheep conceived, Jakob placed the rods before the eyes of the sheep in the canals, that they might conceive before the rods:
PAL 30:41 And it was that whenever the early (prime) sheep conceived, Jakob set the rods in the canals before the eyes of the sheep, that they might conceive before the rods.
 
GENESIS 30:42
JPS 30:42 but when the flock were feeble, he put them not in; so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
ONK 30:42 but before the late sheep he did not place them. And (so) the late ones were Laban's, and the prime ones Jacob's.
PAL 30:42 But with the late sheep he did not set them; and the late sheep were Laban's and the early ones Jakob's.
 
GENESIS 30:43
JPS 30:43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, and maid-servants and men-servants, and camels and asses.
ONK 30:43 And the man increased very greatly, and had a multitude of flocks, and handmaids, and servants, and camels, and asses.
PAL 30:43 And the man increased greatly, and had a multitude of flocks, and handmaids, and servants, and camels, and asses.
 
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