30 Jacob slept with Rachel also, and indeed, he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.(A)

Jacob’s Sons

31 When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved,(B) He opened her womb;(C) but Rachel was unable to conceive.(D) 32 Leah conceived, gave birth to a son, and named him Reuben,(a) for she said, “The Lord has seen my affliction;(E) surely my husband will love me now.”
33 She conceived again, gave birth to a son, and said, “The Lord heard that I am unloved and has given me this son also.” So she named him Simeon.(b)


a. Genesis 29:32: = See, a Son; in Hb, the name Reuben sounds like has seen my affliction.
b. Genesis 29:33: In Hb, the name Simeon sounds like has heard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.