He set the peeled branches in the troughs in front of the sheep—in the water channels where the sheep came to drink. And the sheep bred when they came to drink.
The flocks bred in front of the branches and bore streaked, speckled, and spotted young.
Whenever the stronger of the flock were breeding, Jacob placed the branches in the troughs, in full view of the flocks, and they would breed in front of the branches.
“When the flocks were breeding, I saw in a dream that the streaked, spotted, and speckled males were mating with the females.
Their bulls breed without fail;
their cows calve and do not miscarry.