32 Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son.(A) She named him Reuben,[a](B) for she said, “It is because the Lord has seen my misery.(C) Surely my husband will love me now.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 29:32 Reuben sounds like the Hebrew for he has seen my misery; the name means see, a son.

42 If the God of my father,(A) the God of Abraham(B) and the Fear of Isaac,(C) had not been with me,(D) you would surely have sent me away empty-handed. But God has seen my hardship and the toil of my hands,(E) and last night he rebuked you.(F)

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The Lord said, “I have indeed seen(A) the misery(B) of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned(C) about their suffering.(D)

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In vain you rise early
    and stay up late,
toiling for food(A) to eat—
    for he grants sleep(B) to[a] those he loves.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 127:2 Or eat— / for while they sleep he provides for

13 I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens.(A) What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind!(B)

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