Genesis 30:9
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New International Version
When Leah saw that she had stopped having children, she took her servant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife.

King James Bible
When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.

Darby Bible Translation
And when Leah saw that she had ceased to bear, she took Zilpah her maidservant and gave her to Jacob as wife.

World English Bible
When Leah saw that she had finished bearing, she took Zilpah, her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob as a wife.

Young's Literal Translation
And Leah seeth that she hath ceased from bearing, and she taketh Zilpah her maid-servant, and giveth her to Jacob for a wife;

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Clarke'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.

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Genesis 30:17 And God listened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob the fifth son.

Genesis 29:35 And she conceived again, and bore a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah...

gave her.

Genesis 30:4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in to her.

Genesis 16:3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelled ten years in the land of Canaan...

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

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