New Living Translation
After a very hard delivery, the midwife finally exclaimed, "Don't be afraid--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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
35:17 Rachel had said when she bore Joseph, God shall give me another son, which now the midwife remembers, and tells her, her words were made good. Yet this did not avail; unless God command away fear, no one else can. We are apt in extreme perils to comfort ourselves and our friends with the hopes of a temporal deliverance, in which we may be disappointed; we had better ground our comforts on that which cannot fail us, the hope of eternal life. Rachel had passionately said, Give me children, or else I die; and now she had children (for this was her second) she died.
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"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God" (Rom. 14:12). In our last chapter we considered at some length the much debated and difficult question of the human will. We have shown that the will of the natural man is neither Sovereign nor free but, instead, a servant and slave. We have argued that a right conception of the sinner's will-its servitude-is essential to a just estimate of his depravity and ruin. The utter corruption and degradation of human nature is something which …
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The Birth of Jesus.
Gen. xxxi. 11
And she named him Joseph, for she said, "May the LORD add yet another son to my family."
Rachel was about to die, but with her last breath she named the baby Ben-oni (which means "son of my sorrow"). The baby's father, however, called him Benjamin (which means "son of my right hand").
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