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Genesis 30:37 Then Jacob took fresh rods of poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white stripes in them, exposing the white which [was] in the rods.

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      37. Jacob took rods, &c.--There are many varieties of the hazel, some of which are more erect than the common hazel, and it was probably one of these varieties Jacob employed. The styles are of a bright red color, when peeled; and along with them he took wands of other shrubs, which, when stripped of the bark, had white streaks. These, kept constantly before the eyes of the female at the time of gestation, his observation had taught him would have an influence, through the imagination, on the future offspring.

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Brief Summary: Jacob marries Rachel's servant Bilhah and she bears him Dan and Naphtali, Jacob also marries Leah's servant Zilpah and she bears him Gad and Asher, Leah bears Issachar and Zebulun and a daughter named Dinah, Rachel also conceives and bears Joseph, Jacob works for Laban his wages are cattle and sheep.

Outline
1 Rachel gives Bilhah her maid unto Jacob
5 She bears Dan and Naphtali
9 Leah gives Zilpah her maid, who bears Gad and Asher
17 Leah bears Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah.
22 Rachel bears Joseph
23 Jacob desires to depart
27 Laban keeps him there on a new covenant
37 God blesses Jacob whereby he became rich.

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