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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CommentaryClarke'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).
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"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 …
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She named him Joseph, and said, "May the LORD add to me another son."
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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