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Commentaries for Genesis Chapter 30

A further account of Jacob's family.

Rachel envied her sister: envy is grieving at the good of another, than which no sin is more hateful to God, or more hurtful to our neighbours and ourselves...
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Rachel beareth Joseph.

The desire, good in itself, but often too great and irregular, of being the mother of the promised Seed, with the honour of having many children, and the reproach of being barren, were causes of this unbecoming contest between the sisters...
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Jacob's new agreement with Laban to serve him for cattle.

The fourteen years being gone, Jacob was willing to depart without any provision, except God's promise...
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