23 The sons of Leah: (A)Reuben (Jacob's firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.

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(A)Now (B)these are the names of the descendants of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons. (C)Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 10 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman. 11 The sons of (D)Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12 The sons of (E)Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (but (F)Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan); and the sons of (G)Perez were Hezron and Hamul. 13 (H)The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puvah, Yob, and Shimron. 14 The sons of Zebulun: Sered, Elon, and Jahleel. 15 These are the sons of Leah, (I)whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, together with his daughter Dinah; altogether his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three.

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18 Leah said, “God has given me my wages because I gave my servant to my husband.” So she called his name Issachar.[a]

19 And Leah conceived again, and she bore Jacob a sixth son. 20 Then 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 (A)Zebulun.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 30:18 Issachar sounds like the Hebrew for wages, or hire
  2. Genesis 30:20 Zebulun sounds like the Hebrew for honor

32 And Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben,[a] for she said, “Because the Lord (A)has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.” 33 She conceived again and bore a son, and said, “Because the Lord has heard that I am hated, he has given me this son also.” And she called his name Simeon.[b] 34 Again she conceived and bore a son, and said, “Now this time my husband will be (B)attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.” Therefore his name was called Levi.[c] 35 And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” Therefore she called his name (C)Judah.[d] Then she ceased bearing.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 29:32 Reuben means See, a son
  2. Genesis 29:33 Simeon sounds like the Hebrew for heard
  3. Genesis 29:34 Levi sounds like the Hebrew for attached
  4. Genesis 29:35 Judah sounds like the Hebrew for praise

Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

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And he put the servants with their children in front, then Leah with her children, and Rachel and Joseph last of all.

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