Genesis 29:30-35 NIV

30 Jacob lay with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah.1 And he worked for Laban another seven years.2

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      Jacob's Children

      31 When the LORD saw that Leah was not loved,3 he opened her womb,4 but Rachel was barren.

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      32 Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son.5 She named him Reuben,a6 for she said, "It is because the LORD has seen my misery.7 Surely my husband will love me now."

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        • b 29:32 - "Reuben" sounds like the Hebrew for "he has seen my misery"; the name means "see, a son".
          33 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, "Because the LORD heard that I am not loved,8 he gave me this one too." So she named him Simeon.b9

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            • c 29:33 - "Simeon" probably means "one who hears."
              34 Again she conceived, and when she gave birth to a son she said, "Now at last my husband will become attached to me,10 because I have borne him three sons." So he was named Levi.c11

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                • d 29:34 - "Levi" sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for "attached."
                  35 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, "This time I will praise the LORD." So she named him Judah.d12 Then she stopped having children.13

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                    • e 29:35 - "Judah" sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for "praise."