When the LORD saw that Leah was 1hated, 2he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.
And Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben,a for she said, "Because the LORD3has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me."
She conceived again and bore a son, and said, "Because the LORD has heard that I am hated, he has given me this son also." And she called his name Simeon.b34
Again she conceived and bore a son, and said, "Now this time my husband will be 4attached to me, because I have borne him three sons." Therefore his name was called Levi.c35
And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, "This time I will praise the LORD." Therefore she called his name 5Judah.d Then she ceased bearing.