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Matthew's Bible 1537



30:1When Rahel sawe that she bare Iacab no chyldren, she enuied hyr sister, and sayd vnto Iacob Geue me children, or els I am but dead.
30:2Then was Iacob wroth wyth Rahel saying. Am I in Godds stede whyche kepeth from the, the fruite of thy wombe?
30:3Then she said: here is my maid Bylha: go in vnto hyr, that she maye beare vpon my lappe, that I may be encreased by hyr.
30:4And she gaue hym Bilha hyr handmaid to wyfe. And Iacob wente in vnto hyr:
30:5and Bylha conceaued and bare Iacob a sonne.
30:6Then said Rahel. God hath gyuen sentence on my syde, & hath also heard my voyce, and hath geuen me a sonne. Therefore called she him Dan.
30:7And Bylha Rahels mayd conceaued agayne, and bare Iacob an other sonne.
30:8And Rahel sayd: God is turned, and I haue made a chaunge wyth my syster, and haue gotten the vpper hande. And she called hys name: Nepthaly.
30:9When Lea sawe that she had left bearing she toke Silpha hyr mayd, and gaue hyr Iacob to wyfe.
30:10And Silpha Leas mayed bare Iacob a sonne.
30:11Then sayed Lea: Good luck: & called his name Gad.
30:12And Silpha Leas mayd bare Iacob an other sonne.
30:13Then sayd Lea: happy am I, for the doughters wil call me blessed. And called his name Asser.
30:14And Ruben wente out in the wheate haruest, and founde mandragoras in the fyldes, and brought them vnto his mother Lea Then sayd Rahel to Lea giue me of thy sonnes mandragoras.
30:15And Lea answered. Is it not inoughe that thou haste taken away my husband, but wouldest take away my sons mandragoras also. Then sayed Rahel: wel, let hym slepe wyth the thys nyghte, for thy sonnes mandragoras.
30:16And when Iacob came from the fyeldes at euen, Lea wente oute to mete hym, and sayed: come in to me, for I haue bought the wyth my sonnes mandragoras. And he slept wyth hyr that nyght.
30:17And God hearde Lea, that shee conceaued and bare vnto Iacob the fyft sonne.
30:18Then sayed Lea. God hath geuen me my rewarde, bycause I gaue my mayden to my husbande, and she called hym Isachar.
30:19And Lea conceaued yet agayne, and bare Iacob the syxt sonne.
30:20Then sayed she. God hath endewed me wyth a good dowrye. Nowe wyll my husbande dwell wyth me, bycause I haue borne him syxe sonnes: and called hys name Zabulon.
30:21After that she bare a daughter, & called hyr Dina.
30:22And God remembred Rahel, heard hir, & made hyr fruitefull:
30:23so that she conceaued & bare a sonne & said: God hath taken away my rebuke.
30:24And she called hys name Ioseph, saying. The Lord giue me yet an other sonne.
30:25As sone as Rahel had borne Ioseph, Iacob said to Laban. Send me awaye that I may go vnto myne own place & contrey,
30:26gyue me my wiues & my children for whom I haue serued the, and let me goo: for thou knowest what seruice I haue done the.
30:27Then sayd Laban vnto hym: If I haue founde fauoure in thy syght (for I suppose that the Lorde hath blessed me for thy sake)
30:28apoint what thy rewarde shall be, and I will geue it the.
30:29But he sayde vnto hym: thou knoweste what seruyce I haue done the, and in what takyng the catell haue bene vnder me:
30:30For it was but lytle that thou haddest before I came, & now it is increased into a multytude, & the Lord hath blessed the for my sake. But now when shal I make prouision for myne owne house also.
30:31And he sayd: what shall I then geue the? And Iacob answered: thou shalt geue me nothyng at al, if thou wylt do thys one thynge for me: and then wyll I turne agayne, and fede thy shepe and kepe them.
30:32I will go aboute all thy shepe thys day, & seperate from them all the shepe that are spotted & of diuers colours, & all blacke sheepe among the lambes, & the party, and the spotted among the kyddes: & the same shall be my reward.
30:33So shall my ryghtuousnes answere for me: when the tyme cometh that I shal receiue mi reward of the: so that whatsoeuer is not speckled & party amonge the gotes & blacke among the lambes, let that be theft with me.
30:34Then sayd Laban: Loo, I am content, that it be accordyng as thou hast sayed.
30:35And he toke out that same daye the he gootes that were party & of diuers colours, and all the she gootes that were spotted, & party coloured, & all that had whyte in them, & all the blacke amonge the Lambes: & put theim in the kepynge of hys Sonnes,
30:36and sette three dayes iourney betwyxte hym selfe and Iacob. Ind so Iacob kepte the reste of Labans shepe.
30:37Iacob toke roddes of grene popular, hasel & of chestnottrees, & pylled white strakes in them, & made the white apeare in the staues:
30:38And he put the staues whiche he had pilled, euen before the shepe in the gutters & watring troughes, when the shepe came to dryncke: that they shold conceyue when they came to drynke.
30:39And the shepe conceyued before the staues, & brought forth straked, spotted, and party.
30:40Then Iacob parted the lambes and turned the faces of the shepe toward the spotted things, & toward al maner of blake thinges thorow out the flockes of Laban. And he made him flockes of his own by them selfe, whiche he put not vnto the flockes of Laban.
30:41And alwaye in firste buckinge tyme of the shepe, Iacob put the staues before the shepe in the gutters, that they might conceyue before the staues:
30:42but in the later bucking time he put them not ther: so the laste brode was Labans, & the fyrst Iacobs.
30:43And the manne became exceading rich and had many shepe, mayedseruauntes, menseruauntes, camels and asses.
Matthew's Bible 1537

Matthew's Bible 1537

The Matthew Bible, also known as Matthew's Version, was first published in 1537 by John Rogers, under the pseudonym "Thomas Matthew". It combined the New Testament of William Tyndale, and as much of the Old Testament as he had been able to translate before being captured and put to death, with the translations of Myles Coverdale as to the balance of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, except the Apocryphal Prayer of Manasses. It is thus a vital link in the main sequence of English Bible translations.