Genesis 30:23
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New International Version
She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, "God has taken away my disgrace."

King James Bible
And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:

Darby Bible Translation
And she conceived, and bore a son, and said, God has taken away my reproach.

World English Bible
She conceived, bore a son, and said, "God has taken away my reproach."

Young's Literal Translation
and she conceiveth and beareth a son, and saith, 'God hath gathered up my reproach;'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And God hearkened to her - After the severe reproof which Rachel had received from her husband, Genesis 30:2, it appears that she sought God by prayer, and that he heard her; so that her prayer and faith obtained what her impatience and unbelief had prevented.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

'Be fruitful and multiply,' was the blessing of God: barrenness therefore was reckoned a reproach. The intense desire of having children, observable among the Jewish women, arose not only from this reproach of barrenness, but from the hope of being the mother of the promised seed, and Him in whom all the nations of the earth were to be blessed.

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

1 Samuel 1:5,6 But to Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb...

Isaiah 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel...

Luke 1:21,25,27 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he tarried so long in the temple...

Library
Meditations 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

Cross References
Luke 1:25
"The Lord has done this for me," she said. "In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people."

Judges 11:37
But grant me this one request," she said. "Give me two months to roam the hills and weep with my friends, because I will never marry."

Isaiah 4:1
In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, "We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!"

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