Genesis 30:17

“And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God hearkened vnto Leah, and she conceiued, and bare Iacob the fift sonne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God gave heed to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob a fifth son.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God gave ear to her and she became with child, and gave Jacob a fifth son.
- Basic English Bible

And God hearkened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.
- Darby Bible

And God hearkened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob the fifth son.
- Webster's Bible

God listened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.
- World English Bible

And God hearkeneth unto Leah, and she conceiveth, and beareth to Jacob a son, a fifth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 30:17


30:17 And God hearkened unto Leah - Perhaps the reason of this contest between Jacob's wives for his company, and their giving him their maids to be his wives, was the earnest desire they had to fulfil the promise made to Abraham (and now lately renewed to Jacob) that his seed should be as the stars of heaven for multitude, and that, in one seed of his, the Messiah, all the nations of the earth shall be blessed. Two sons Leah was now blessed with; the flrst she called Issachar, a hire, reckoning herself well repaid for her mandrakes; nay, (which is a strange construction of the providence) rewarded for giving her maid to her husband. The other she called Zebulun, dwelling, owning God's bounty to her, God has endowed me with a good dowry. Jacob had not endowed her when he married her; but she reckons a family of children, a good dowry.


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