Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she became jealous of her sister; and she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I die."

King James Version

And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Holman Bible

When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob [any children], she envied her sister. "Give me sons, or I will die!" she said to Jacob.

International Standard Version

Rachel noticed that she was not bearing children for Jacob, so because she envied her sister Leah, she told Jacob, "If you don't give me sons, I'm going to die!"

A Conservative Version

And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no sons, Rachel envied her sister, and she said to Jacob, Give me sons, or else I die.

American Standard Version

And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and she said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Amplified

When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister, and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I will die!

Bible in Basic English

Now Rachel, because she had no children, was full of envy of her sister; and she said to Jacob, If you do not give me children I will not go on living.

Darby Translation

And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister, and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

And Rachel will see that she shall not bring forth to Jacob, and Rachel will envy her sister, and will say to Jacob, Give me sons, and if not, I die.

King James 2000

And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Lexham Expanded Bible

When Rachel saw that she could not bear children to Jacob, Rachel envied her sister. And she said to Jacob, "Give me children--if not, I will die!"

Modern King James verseion

And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister. And she said to Jacob, Give me sons, or else I will die.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, she envied her sister and said unto Jacob, "Give me children, or else I am but dead."

NET Bible

When Rachel saw that she could not give Jacob children, she became jealous of her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children or I'll die!"

New Heart English Bible

When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I will die."

The Emphasized Bible

And Rachel saw she had borne no children unto Jacob, so Rachel became envious of her sister, - and said unto Jacob, Come! give me children, or else, I die.

Webster

And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

World English Bible

When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I will die."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Rachel seeth that she hath not borne to Jacob, and Rachel is envious of her sister, and saith unto Jacob, 'Give me sons, and if there is none -- I die.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רחל 
Rachel 
Usage: 47

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

רחל 
Rachel 
Usage: 47

קנא 
Qana' 
Usage: 34

אחות 
'achowth 
Usage: 114

and said

Usage: 0

יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

יהב 
Yahab 
give, go to, Bring, ascribe, come on, give out, Set, take
Usage: 34

or else
אין 
'ayin 
Usage: 50

Context Readings

Jacob's Children

1 Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she became jealous of her sister; and she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I die." 2 Then Jacob's anger burned against Rachel, and he said, "Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?"



Cross References

Genesis 29:31

Now the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, and He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.

Genesis 37:11

His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.

Genesis 35:16-19

Then they journeyed from Bethel; and when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and she suffered severe labor.

Numbers 11:15

"So if You are going to deal thus with me, please kill me at once, if I have found favor in Your sight, and do not let me see my wretchedness."

Numbers 11:29

But Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORD'S people were prophets, that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them!"

1 Samuel 1:4-8

When the day came that Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and her daughters;

1 Kings 19:4

But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers."

Job 3:1-3

Afterward Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.

Job 3:11

"Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire?

Job 3:20-22

"Why is light given to him who suffers, And life to the bitter of soul,

Job 5:2

"For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.

Job 13:19

"Who will contend with me? For then I would be silent and die.

Psalm 106:16

When they became envious of Moses in the camp, And of Aaron, the holy one of the LORD,

Proverbs 14:30

A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.

Ecclesiastes 4:4

I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor This too is vanity and striving after wind.

Jeremiah 20:14-18

Cursed be the day when I was born; Let the day not be blessed when my mother bore me!

John 4:3

He left Judea and went away again into Galilee.

John 4:8

For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.

1 Corinthians 3:3

for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?

2 Corinthians 7:10

For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.

Galatians 5:21

envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Titus 3:3

For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.

James 3:14

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.

James 4:5

Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: "He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"?

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