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23 She conceived and gave birth to her first son.

Rachel: God has taken away my shame.

24 She decided to name him Joseph.

Rachel: May the Eternal One add to me another son!

25-26 After Rachel had given birth to Joseph, Jacob asked Laban for release.

Jacob: It’s time for me to return home, to my own people and country. Please release me with my wives and my children. I have worked for you a long time to obtain them, and you know how well I have served you.

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