Genesis 30:13

13 Then Leah said, “How happy I am! The women will call me happy.” So she named him Asher.a

Read Genesis 30:13 Using Other Translations

And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.
And Leah said, "Happy am I! For women have called me happy." So she called his name Asher.
And Leah named him Asher, for she said, “What joy is mine! Now the other women will celebrate with me.”

What does Genesis 30:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 30:13

And Leah said
Upon the birth of the second son by her maid: happy am I;
or, "in my happiness"; or, "for my happiness" F3; that is, this child is an addition to my happiness, and will serve to increase it: for the daughters will call me blessed; the women of the place where she lived would speak of her as a happy person, that had so many children of her own, and others by her maid; see ( Psalms 127:5 ) : and she called his name Asher,
which signifies "happy" or "blessed". These two sons of Zilpah, according to the Jewish writers F4, were born, Gad on the tenth day of Marchesvan or October, and lived one hundred and twenty five years; and Asher on the twenty second day of Shebet or January, and lived one hundred and twenty three years.


FOOTNOTES:

F3 (yrvab) "in felicitate mea", Montanus; "ob beatitatem meam", Drusius; "hoc pro beatitudine men", V. L. "pro beatitudine mihi est", Schmidt.
F4 Shalshalet Hakabala, fol. 4. 1.
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