Genesis 30:1-11 NIV

1 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!"

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2 Jacob became angry with her and said, "Am I in the place of God,3 who has kept you from having children?"4

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3 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."7

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4 So she gave him her servant Bilhah as a wife.8 Jacob slept with her,9

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      5 and she became pregnant and bore him a son.
      6 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.a12

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        • a 30:6 - "Dan" here means "he has vindicated."
          7 Rachel's servant Bilhah13 conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.

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              8 Then Rachel said, "I have had a great struggle with my sister, and I have won."14 So she named him Naphtali.b15

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                • b 30:8 - "Naphtali" means "my struggle."
                  9 When Leah16 saw that she had stopped having children,17 she took her maidservant Zilpah18 and gave her to Jacob as a wife.19

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                      10 Leah's servant Zilpah20 bore Jacob a son.

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                      11 Then Leah said, "What good fortune!"c So she named him Gad.d21

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                        • c 30:11 - Or ""A troop is coming!""
                        • d 30:11 - "Gad" can mean "good fortune" or "a troop."