Genesis 35:17
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New International Version
And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, "Don't despair, for you have another son."

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when it went hard with her in her childbearing, that the midwife said to her, Fear not; for this also is a son for thee.

World English Bible
When she was in hard labor, the midwife said to her, "Don't be afraid, for now you will have another son."

Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass, in her being sharply pained in her bearing, that the midwife saith to her, 'Fear not, for this also is a son for thee.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There was but a little way to come to Ephrath - The word כברת kibrath, translated here a little way, has greatly perplexed commentators. It occurs only here, in Genesis 48:7, and 2 Kings 5:19; and it seems to have been some sort of measure applied to land, as we say a mile, an acre, a rood, a perch; but what the exact quantity of the kibrath was cannot be ascertained. Ephrath, called also Bethlehem, and Bethlehem Ephrata, was the birthplace of our blessed Redeemer. See its meaning Matthew 2:6 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Fear not.

Genesis 30:24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.

1 Samuel 4:19-21 And his daughter in law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, near to be delivered...

February the Eighth Revisiting Old Altars
"I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress." --GENESIS xxxv. 1-7. It is a blessed thing to revisit our early altars. It is good to return to the haunts of early vision. Places and things have their sanctifying influences, and can recall us to lost experiences. I know a man to whom the scent of a white, wild rose is always a call to prayer. I know another to whom Grasmere is always the window of holy vision. Sometimes a particular pew in a particular church
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Trials and visions of Devout Youth
'And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Genesis 30:24
She named him Joseph, and said, "May the LORD add to me another son."

Genesis 35:18
As she breathed her last--for she was dying--she named her son Ben-Oni. But his father named him Benjamin.

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