Genesis 29:32-35 NIV

32 Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son.1 She named him Reuben,a2 for she said, "It is because the LORD has seen my misery.3 Surely my husband will love me now."

References for Genesis 29:32

    • 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,4 he gave me this one too." So she named him Simeon.b5

      References for Genesis 29:33

        • 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,6 because I have borne him three sons." So he was named Levi.c7

          References for Genesis 29:34

            • 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.d8 Then she stopped having children.9

              References for Genesis 29:35

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