Bible: Genesis 29:31-35

The Family of Jacob

29:31 When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, 1  he enabled her to become pregnant 2  while Rachel remained childless. 29:32 So Leah became pregnant 3  and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, 4  for she said, “The Lord has looked with pity on my oppressed condition. 5  Surely my husband will love me now.”

29:33 She became pregnant again and had another son. She said, “Because the Lord heard that I was unloved, 6  he gave me this one too.” So she named him Simeon. 7 

29:34 She became pregnant again and had another son. She said, “Now this time my husband will show me affection, 8  because I have given birth to three sons for him.” That is why he was named Levi. 9 

29:35 She became pregnant again and had another son. She said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” That is why she named him Judah. 10  Then she stopped having children.

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