Genesis 29:31

“And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, hee opened her wombe: but Rachel was barren.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, and He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb. But Rachel was barren.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the Lord, seeing that Leah was not loved, gave her a child; while Rachel had no children.
- Basic English Bible

And when Jehovah saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.
- Darby Bible

And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he made her fruitful: but Rachel was barren.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah seeth that Leah [is] the hated one, and He openeth her womb, and Rachel [is] barren;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 29:31


29:31 When the Lord saw that Leah was hated - That is, loved less than Rachel, in which sense it is required that we hate father and mother, in comparison with Christ, #Luke 14:26|, then the Lord granted her a child, which was a rebuke to Jacob for making so great a difference between those he was equally related to; a check to Rachel, who, perhaps insulted over her sister upon that account; and a comfort to Leah, that she might not be overwhelmed with the contempt put upon her.


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