Jacob’s Children

30 Now when Rachel saw that (A)she bore Jacob no children, Rachel (B)envied her sister, and said to Jacob, “Give me children, (C)or else I die!”

And Jacob’s anger was aroused against Rachel, and he said, (D)Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?”

So she said, “Here is (E)my maid Bilhah; go in to her, (F)and she will bear a child on my knees, (G)that I also may [a]have children by her.” Then she gave him Bilhah her maid (H)as wife, and Jacob went in to her.

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  1. Genesis 30:3 Lit. be built up by her

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