Genesis 30:22

22 Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and enabled her to conceive.

Genesis 30:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
ESV
22 Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb.
NLT
22 Then God remembered Rachel’s plight and answered her prayers by enabling her to have children.
MSG
22 And then God remembered Rachel. God listened to her and opened her womb.
CSB
22 Then God remembered Rachel. He listened to her and opened her womb.

Genesis 30:22 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 30:22

And God remembered Rachel
In a way of mercy and kindness, whom he seemed to have forgotten, by not giving her children: and God hearkened to her;
to her prayer, which had been made time after time, that she might have children; but hitherto God had delayed to answer, but now gives one: and opened her womb;
gave her conception, and made her fruitful, and she became the mother of a child she so much desired.

Genesis 30:22 In-Context

20 Then Leah said, “God has presented me with a precious gift. This time my husband will treat me with honor, because I have borne him six sons.” So she named him Zebulun.
21 Some time later she gave birth to a daughter and named her Dinah.
22 Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and enabled her to conceive.
23 She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, “God has taken away my disgrace.”
24 She named him Joseph, and said, “May the LORD add to me another son.”

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Genesis 8:1; 1 Samuel 1:19-20
  • 2. S Genesis 25:21
  • 3. S Genesis 11:30; Genesis 29:31