New International Version
Leah's servant Zilpah bore Jacob a son.
King James Bible
And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.
Darby Bible Translation
And Zilpah Leah's maidservant bore Jacob a son.
World English Bible
Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, bore Jacob a son.
Young's Literal Translation
and Zilpah, Leah's maid-servant, beareth to Jacob a son,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
She called his name Naphtali - נפתלי naphtali, my wrestling, according to the common mode of interpretation; but it is more likely that the root פתל pathal signifies to twist or entwine. Hence Mr. Parkhurst translates the verse, "By the twistings - agency or operation, of God, I am entwisted with my sister; that is, my family is now entwined or interwoven with my sister's family, and has a chance of producing the promised Seed." The Septuagint, Aquila, and the Vulgate, have nearly the same meaning. It is, however, difficult to fix the true meaning of the original.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryMeditations for Household Piety.
1. If thou be called to the government of a family, thou must not hold it sufficient to serve God and live uprightly in thy own person, unless thou cause all under thy charge to do the same with thee. For the performance of this duty God was so well pleased with Abraham, that he would not hide from him his counsel: "For," saith God, "I know him that he will command his sons and his household after him that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and judgment, that the Lord may bring upon …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
When Leah saw that she had stopped having children, she took her servant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife.
Then Leah said, "What good fortune!" So she named him Gad.
The sons of Leah's servant Zilpah: Gad and Asher. These were the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan Aram.
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