Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah and served with him yet another seven years.
And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will slay my brother Jacob.
When a man has two wives, one beloved and the other hated, and they have born him sons, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son is of the one that was hated,
and I rejected Esau and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and riches.
He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, and even his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
He that loves his life shall lose it, and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children; and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
For the LORD had completely closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did with Sarah as he had spoken.
And Isaac prayed unto the LORD for his wife because she was barren; and the LORD accepted him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
And when Rachel saw that she gave Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister and said unto Jacob, Give me sons, or else I will die.
And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the tribe of Dan, whose name was Manoah, and his wife was barren, (she had never born children).
1 Samuel 1:5
But unto Hannah he would give a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah, even though the LORD had shut up her womb.
1 Samuel 2:21
And the LORD visited Hannah so that she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD.
Behold, sons are a heritage of the LORD, and the fruit of the womb is to be desired.
And they had no child because Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well advanced in years.
So Abraham prayed unto God; and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maidservants; and they bore children.
Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, who came into Egypt with Jacob; each one came in with his household.
When any man takes a wife and after having gone in unto her, hates her