Genesis 30:1-11 NIV

1 When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. 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, who has kept you from having children?”

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3 Then she said, “Here is Bilhah, my servant. Sleep with her so that she can bear children for me and I too can build a family through her.”

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

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      5 and she became pregnant and bore him a son.
      6 Then Rachel said, “God has vindicated me; he has listened to my plea and given me a son.” Because of this she named him Dan.a

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        • ä 30:6 - "Dan" here means "he has vindicated."
          7 Rachel’s servant Bilhah 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.” So she named him Naphtali.b

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                • å 30:8 - "Naphtali" means "my struggle."
                  9 When Leah saw that she had stopped having children, she took her servant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife.

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                      10 Leah’s servant Zilpah bore Jacob a son.

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                      11 Then Leah said, “What good fortune!”c So she named him Gad.d

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                        • æ 30:11 - Or "“A troop is coming!”"
                        • ç 30:11 - "Gad" can mean "good fortune" or "a troop."