The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 29:31–35

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31  And YHWH saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.

31  And when the Lord God saw that Lea was hated, he opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.

31  But the Lord, seeing that he despised Leah, opened her womb, but her sister remained barren.

32  And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben; for she said: 'Because YHWH hath looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.'

32  And Lea conceived and bore a son to Jacob; and she called his name, Ruben; saying, Because the Lord has looked on my humiliation, and has given me a son, now then my husband will love me.

32  Having conceived, she gave birth to a son, and she called his name Reuben, saying: “The Lord saw my humiliation; now my husband will love me.”

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33  And she conceived again, and bore a son; and said: 'Because YHWH hath heard that I am hated, He hath therefore given me this son also.' And she called his name Simeon.

33  And again she conceived and bore a son, and she said, “Because the Lord heard that I was treated with contempt, he has also given this one to me.” And she called his name Simeon.

34  And she conceived again, and bore a son; and said: 'Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have borne him three sons.' Therefore was his name called Levi.

34  And she conceived a third time, and she gave birth to another son, and she said: “Now likewise my husband will unite with me, because I have borne him three sons.” And because of this, she called his name Levi.

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35  And she conceived again, and bore a son; and she said: 'This time will I praise YHWH.' Therefore she called his name Judah; and she left off bearing.

35  And having conceived yet again, she bore a son, and said, Now yet again this time will I give thanks to the Lord; therefore she called his name, Juda; and ceased bearing.

35  A fourth time she conceived and bore a son, and she said, “Only now will I confess to the Lord.” And for this reason, she called him Judah. And she ceased from child-bearing.