Then Jacob rose and set his sons and his wives on camels. And he carried away all his livestock and all his possessions which he had gained, his acquired livestock which he had gained in Padan Aram, to go to his father Isaac in the land of Canaan.
-Jacob labored for Laban many years where he became be came prosperous in family & livestock, despite the oppression of his father in law.
-Using the green poplar tree (styrax officinalis) & chestnut tree (platanus orientalis), Jacob was able to produce speckled livestock & strong by them looking at the peeled white rods & drinking from the same troughs.
Protect us Father, from those who use oppressive measures in business & work. Guide us & instill in us the gift of wisdom so that we may be prosperous as You please. Amen