Genesis 29:31-35 NIV

Jacob's Children

31 When the LORD saw that Leah was not loved,1 he opened her womb,2 but Rachel was barren.

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32 Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son.3 She named him Reuben,a4 for she said, "It is because the LORD has seen my misery.5 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,6 he gave me this one too." So she named him Simeon.b7

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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,8 because I have borne him three sons." So he was named Levi.c9

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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.d10 Then she stopped having children.11

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