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The Death of Rachel

16 Jacob and his family left Bethel, and when they were still some distance from Ephrath, the time came for Rachel to have her baby, and she was having difficult labor. 17 When her labor pains were at their worst, the midwife said to her, “Don't be afraid, Rachel; it's another boy.” 18 But she was dying, and as she breathed her last, she named her son Benoni,[a] but his father named him Benjamin.[b]

19 When Rachel died, she was buried beside the road to Ephrath, now known as Bethlehem.

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  1. Genesis 35:18 This name in Hebrew means “son of my sorrow.”
  2. Genesis 35:18 This name in Hebrew means “son who will be fortunate.”