The Meaning of Genesis 30:35 Explained

Genesis 30:35

KJV: And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.

YLT: and he turneth aside during that day the ring-streaked and the spotted he-goats, and all the speckled and the spotted she-goats, every one that hath white in it, and every brown one among the lambs, and he giveth into the hand of his sons,

Darby: And he removed that day the he-goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the brown among the lambs, and gave them into the hand of his sons.

ASV: And he removed that day the he-goats that were ringstreaked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons;

What does Genesis 30:35 Mean?

Context Summary

Genesis 30:25-43 - Jacob's Flocks Increase
There is little in this story to the credit of Jacob, and nothing to choose between him and Laban. They are well matched one against another; and if anything, Jacob excelled in cunning. The heir of the promises deals with the child of this world on the principles of which men of honor would refuse to make use. We feel inclined to pity Laban, who had never seen the angel-ladder, or shared the great promises which had surrounded the path of his relative. He trusted this man of the chosen tribe, but was to be woefully deceived. But are there not many professing Christians who are playing Jacob's part today? While holding high positions in the religious world, they stoop to practices to which men of the world would be no parties. We hear but little more of Laban, but Jacob is destined to pass through the fire of trouble, by which the dross will be consumed and his soul made white and purified. [source]

Chapter Summary: Genesis 30

1  Rachel, in grief for her barrenness, gives Bilhah her maid unto Jacob
5  Bilhah bears Dan and Naphtali
9  Leah gives Zilpah her maid, who bears Gad and Asher
14  Reuben finds mandrakes,
15  with which Leah buys her husband's company of Rachel
17  Leah bears Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah
22  Rachel bears Joseph
25  Jacob desires to depart
27  Laban detains him on a new agreement
37  Jacob's policy, whereby he becomes rich

What do the individual words in Genesis 30:35 mean?

So he removed day that - the male goats that were speckled and spotted and all the female goats that were speckled and spotted every one that had [some] white in it and all the dark-colored among the lambs and gave [them] into the hand of his sons
וַיָּ֣סַר בַּיּוֹם֩ הַה֨וּא אֶת־ הַתְּיָשִׁ֜ים הָֽעֲקֻדִּ֣ים וְהַטְּלֻאִ֗ים וְאֵ֤ת כָּל־ הָֽעִזִּים֙ הַנְּקֻדּ֣וֹת וְהַטְּלֻאֹ֔ת כֹּ֤ל אֲשֶׁר־ לָבָן֙ בּ֔וֹ וְכָל־ ח֖וּם בַּכְּשָׂבִ֑ים וַיִּתֵּ֖ן בְּיַד־ בָּנָֽיו

וַיָּ֣סַר  So  he  removed 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Hifil, Consecutive imperfect, third person masculine singular
Root: סוּר 
Sense: to turn aside, depart.
בַּיּוֹם֩  day 
Parse: Preposition-b, Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: יׄום 
Sense: day, time, year.
הַה֨וּא  that 
Parse: Article, Pronoun, third person masculine singular
Root: הוּא 
Sense: he, she, it.
אֶת־  - 
Parse: Direct object marker
Root: אֹות 
Sense: sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative.
הַתְּיָשִׁ֜ים  the  male  goats 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine plural
Root: תַּיִשׁ  
Sense: he-goat.
הָֽעֲקֻדִּ֣ים  that  were  speckled 
Parse: Article, Adjective, masculine plural
Root: עָקֹד  
Sense: streaked, striped.
וְהַטְּלֻאִ֗ים  and  spotted 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Article, Verb, Qal, QalPassParticiple, masculine plural
Root: טָלָא  
Sense: to patch, spot, be spotted, be coloured.
הָֽעִזִּים֙  the  female  goats 
Parse: Article, Noun, feminine plural
Root: עֵז  
Sense: female goat, she-goat, goat, kid.
הַנְּקֻדּ֣וֹת  that  were  speckled 
Parse: Article, Adjective, feminine plural
Root: נָקֹד  
Sense: speckled, marked with points.
וְהַטְּלֻאֹ֔ת  and  spotted 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Article, Verb, Qal, QalPassParticiple, feminine plural
Root: טָלָא  
Sense: to patch, spot, be spotted, be coloured.
כֹּ֤ל  every  one 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: כֹּל  
Sense: all, the whole.
אֲשֶׁר־  that  had  [some] 
Parse: Pronoun, relative
Root: אֲשֶׁר 
Sense: (relative part.).
לָבָן֙  white 
Parse: Adjective, masculine singular
Root: לָבָן  
Sense: white.
בּ֔וֹ  in  it 
Parse: Preposition, third person masculine singular
וְכָל־  and  all 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: כֹּל  
Sense: all, the whole.
ח֖וּם  the  dark-colored 
Parse: Adjective, masculine singular
Root: חוּם  
Sense: dark colour, darkened, dark brown or black.
בַּכְּשָׂבִ֑ים  among  the  lambs 
Parse: Preposition-b, Article, Noun, masculine plural
Root: כֶּשֶׂב  
Sense: lamb, young ram, sheep.
וַיִּתֵּ֖ן  and  gave  [them] 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Consecutive imperfect, third person masculine singular
Root: יָתַן 
Sense: to give, put, set.
בְּיַד־  into  the  hand 
Parse: Preposition-b, Noun, feminine singular construct
Root: יָד  
Sense: hand.
בָּנָֽיו  of  his  sons 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural construct, third person masculine singular
Root: בֵּן 
Sense: son, grandson, child, member of a group.

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