Genesis 30:1-21

1When Rachel saw that a  she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister. She said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I shall die!” 2Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God b  who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?” 3Then she said, “Here is my servant c  Bilhah; go in to her, so that she may give birth d  on my behalf,
Hebrew  on my knees
that even I may have children
Hebrew be built up, which sounds like the Hebrew for  children
through her.”
4So she gave him her servant Bilhah as a wife, and Jacob went in to her. 5And Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son. 6Then Rachel said, “God has g  judged me, and has also heard my voice and given me a son.” Therefore she called his name Dan.
 Dan sounds like the Hebrew for  judged
7Rachel’s servant Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son. 8Then Rachel said, “With mighty wrestlings
Hebrew  With wrestlings of God
I have wrestled with my sister and have prevailed.” So she called his name j  Naphtali.
 Naphtali sounds like the Hebrew for wrestling

9When Leah saw that she had ceased bearing children, she took her servant Zilpah and l  gave her to Jacob as a wife. 10Then Leah’s servant Zilpah bore Jacob a son. 11And Leah said, m  “Good fortune has come!” so she called his name n  Gad.
 Gad sounds like the Hebrew for  good fortune
12Leah’s servant Zilpah bore Jacob a second son. 13And Leah said, “Happy am I! For women p  have called me happy.” So she called his name Asher.
 Asher sounds like the Hebrew for  happy

14In the days of wheat harvest Reuben went and found r  mandrakes in the field and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, “Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.” 15But she said to her, “Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? Would you take away my son’s mandrakes also?” Rachel said, “Then he may lie with you tonight in exchange for your son’s mandrakes.” 16When Jacob came from the field in the evening, Leah went out to meet him and said, “You must come in to me, for I have hired you with my son’s mandrakes.” So he lay with her that night. 17And God listened to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son. 18Leah said, “God has given me my wages because I gave my servant to my husband.” So she called his name Issachar.
 Issachar sounds like the Hebrew for  wages, or hire

19And Leah conceived again, and she bore Jacob a sixth son. 20Then Leah said, “God has endowed me with a good endowment; now my husband will honor me, because I have borne him six sons.” So she called his name t  Zebulun.
 Zebulun sounds like the Hebrew for  honor
21Afterward she bore a daughter and called her name Dinah.

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