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9:11 glory. This could be her political and military power. But the context suggests that it is her large population. The blessing on Joseph and Ephraim had made them fruitful (Gen. 48:16; 49:22–26).
no birth. The practice of fertility religion generated a fertility curse, not a blessing (Deut. 28:18).