Genesis 30:22
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English Standard Version
Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb.

King James Bible
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

American Standard Version
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord also remembering Rachel, heard her, and opened her womb.

English Revised Version
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

Webster's Bible Translation
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and rendered her fruitful.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Other Children of Leah. - How thoroughly henceforth the two wives were carried away by constant jealousy of the love and attachment of their husband, is evident from the affair of the love-apples, which Leah's son Reuben, who was then four years old, found in the field and brought to his mother. דּוּדאים, μῆλα μανδραγορῶν (lxx), the yellow apples of the alraun (Mandragora vernalis), a mandrake very common in Palestine. They are about the size of a nutmeg, with a strong and agreeable odour, and were used by the ancients, as they still are by the Arabs, as a means of promoting child-bearing. To Rachel's request that she would give her some, Leah replied (Genesis 30:15): "Is it too little, that thou hast taken (drawn away from me) my husband, to take also" (לקחת infin.), i.e., that thou wouldst also take, "my son's mandrakes?" At length she parted with them, on condition that Rachel would let Jacob sleep with her the next night. After relating how Leah conceived again, and Rachel continued barren in spite of the mandrakes, the writer justly observes (Genesis 30:17), "Elohim hearkened unto Leah," to show that it was not from such natural means as love-apples, but from God the author of life, that she had received such fruitfulness. Leah saw in the birth of her fifth son a divine reward for having given her maid to her husband - a recompense, that is, for her self-denial; and she named him on that account Issaschar, ישּׂשׂכר, a strange form, to be understood either according to the Chethib שׂכר ישׁ "there is reward," or according to the Keri שׁכר ישּׂא "he bears (brings) reward." At length she bore her sixth son, and named him Zebulun, i.e., "dwelling;" for she hoped that now, after God had endowed her with a good portion, her husband, to whom she had born six sons, would dwell with her, i.e., become more warmly attached to her. The name is from זבל to dwell, with acc. constr. "to inhabit," formed with a play upon the alliteration in the word זבד to present - two ἅπαξ λεγόμενα. In connection with these two births, Leah mentions Elohim alone, the supernatural giver, and not Jehovah, the covenant God, whose grace had been forced out of her heart by jealousy. She afterwards bore a daughter, Dinah, who is mentioned simply because of the account in Genesis 34; for, according to Genesis 37:35 and Genesis 46:7, Jacob had several daughters, though they were nowhere mentioned by name.

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remembered.

Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark...

Genesis 21:1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had spoken.

Genesis 29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

1 Samuel 1:19,20 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah...

Psalm 105:42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.

opened.

Genesis 30:2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?

Genesis 21:1,2 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had spoken...

Genesis 25:21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Genesis 29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

Psalm 113:9 He makes the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise you the LORD.

Psalm 127:3 See, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Cross References
Genesis 29:31
When the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.

Genesis 30:21
Afterward she bore a daughter and called her name Dinah.

Genesis 35:24
The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.

1 Samuel 1:19
They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD; then they went back to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her.

1 Samuel 1:20
And in due time Hannah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Samuel, for she said, "I have asked for him from the LORD."

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