Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sons

(Today's Daily Bible Read is Genesis 30:16-25)

16 And when Jacob returned at even from the field, Lia went out to meet him, and said: Thou shalt come in unto me, because I have hired thee for my son's mandrakes. And he slept with her that night. 17 And God heard her prayers: and she conceived and bore the fifth son, 18 And said: God hath given me a reward, because I gave my handmaid to my husband. And she called his name Issachar. 19 And Lia conceived again, and bore the sixth son, 20 And said: God hath endowed me with a good dowry: this turn also my husband will be with me, because I have borne him six sons: and therefore she called his name Zabulon.

21 After whom she bore a daughter, named Dina. 22 The Lord also remembering Rachel, heard her, and opened her womb. 23 And she conceived, and bore a son, saying: God hath taken away my reproach. 24 And she called his name Joseph, saying: The Lord give me also another son. 25 And when Joseph was born, Jacob said to his father in law: Send me away that I may return into my country, and to my land.

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