And Sarai said to Abram, “Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children[a] by her.” And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 16:2 Hebrew be built up, which sounds like the Hebrew for children

But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 1:5 Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain. Septuagint And, although he loved Hannah, he would give Hannah only one portion, because the Lord had closed her womb

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