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22-23 Finally, God remembered Rachel—he answered her prayer by giving her a son. “God has taken away my disgrace,” she said. 24 “I’ll name the boy Joseph,[a] and I’ll pray that the Lord will give me another son.”

Jacob and Laban

25 After Joseph was born, Jacob said to Laban, “Release me from our agreement[b] and let me return to my own country.

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  1. 30.24 Joseph: In Hebrew “Joseph” sounds like “take away” and “add.”
  2. 30.25 Release. . . agreement: Jacob had agreed to work seven years for each of Laban’s two daughters (see 29.18).