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Genesis 30:3-9Common English Bible (CEB)

She said, “Here’s my servant Bilhah. Sleep with her, and she will give birth for me. Because of her, I will also have children.” So Rachel gave her servant Bilhah to Jacob as his wife, and he slept with her. Bilhah became pregnant and gave birth to a son for Jacob. Rachel said, “God has judged in my favor, heard my voice, and given me a son.” So she named him Dan.[a] Rachel’s servant Bilhah became pregnant again and gave birth to a second son for Jacob. Rachel said, “I’ve competed fiercely with my sister, and now I’ve won.” So she named him Naphtali.[b]

When Leah realized that she had stopped bearing children, she took her servant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as his wife.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 30:6 Or he judged
  2. Genesis 30:8 Or my competition or my wrestling
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