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Jacob's Increase at Laban's Expense (4-7-24)

Apr 7, 2024    Dr. Jim Glass

When Jacob tried to leave Laban's house after fourteen years and eleven of his sons had been born, Laban urged him to stay, allowing Jacob to set his own wages. Jacob offered to take all the spotted and striped animals that would be born, and Laban accepted the plan. Through the Providence of God that we read about in the next chapter, Jacob's share increases significantly, in spite of Laban's expectations to the contrary, and causing him to become "exceedingly prosperous."