When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children,1 she became jealous of her sister.2 So she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or I'll die!"
Jacob became angry with her and said, "Am I in the place of God,3 who has kept you from having children?"43
Then she said, "Here is Bilhah,5 my maidservant.6 Sleep with her so that she can bear children for me and that through her I too can build a family."74
So she gave him her servant Bilhah as a wife.8 Jacob slept with her,95
and she became pregnant and bore him a son.
Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me;10 he has listened to my plea and given me a son."11 Because of this she named him Dan.a127
Rachel's servant Bilhah13 conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.
Then Rachel said, "I have had a great struggle with my sister, and I have won."14 So she named him Naphtali.b159
When Leah16 saw that she had stopped having children,17 she took her maidservant Zilpah18 and gave her to Jacob as a wife.1910
Leah's servant Zilpah20 bore Jacob a son.
Then Leah said, "What good fortune!"c So she named him Gad.d21