Genesis 14 – Jacob Leaves Laban
August 3, 2013
After Jacob has Joseph, he prepares to leave Laban. He offers to take as his wages all speckled and spotted lambs. Laban sent all speckled and spotted lambs away so that they could not breed, but Jacob places spotted rods in front of the lambs, and they all produce speckled and spotted offspring.
When Jacob leaves Laban, Rachel steals Laban’s household gods, and when confronted, places them under a saddle claiming that she was having her period and avoids being searched. Jacob agrees not to mistreat Laban’s daughters and they both agree not to return to the other’s territory.