But Rachel had not borne Jacob any children, and so she became jealous of her sister and said to Jacob, "Give me children, or I will die."
Jacob became angry with Rachel and said, "I can't take the place of God. He is the one who keeps you from having children."
She said, "Here is my slave Bilhah; sleep with her, so that she can have a child for me. In this way I can become a mother through her."
So she gave Bilhah to her husband, and he had intercourse with her.
Bilhah became pregnant and bore Jacob a son.
Rachel said, "God has judged in my favor. He has heard my prayer and has given me a son"; so she named him Dan.
Bilhah became pregnant again and bore Jacob a second son.
Rachel said, "I have fought a hard fight with my sister, but I have won"; so she named him Naphtali.
When Leah realized that she had stopped having children, she gave her slave Zilpah to Jacob as his wife.