Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

Holman Bible

They set out from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth, and her labor was difficult.

International Standard Version

Later, they set out from Beth-el. While still a long way from Ephrathah, Rachel started to have trouble giving birth.

A Conservative Version

And they journeyed from Bethel. And there was still some distance to come to Ephrath, and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor.

American Standard Version

And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was still some distance to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor.

Amplified

And they journeyed from Bethel and had but a little way to go to Ephrath [Bethlehem] when Rachel suffered the pangs of childbirth and had hard labor.

Bible in Basic English

So they went on from Beth-el; and while they were still some distance from Ephrath, the pains of birth came on Rachel and she had a hard time.

Darby Translation

And they journeyed from Bethel. And there was yet a certain distance to come to Ephrath, when Rachel travailed in childbirth; and it went hard with her in her childbearing.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And they journeyed from Bethel, and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath when Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will remove from the House of God; and there will be yet a measure of land to come to Ephrath: and Rachel will bring forth, and she will be hard in bringing forth.

King James 2000

And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then they journeyed from Bethel. And {when they were still some distance} from Ephrath, Rachel went into labor. And she had hard labor.

Modern King James verseion

And they moved from Bethel. And there was only a length of land to come to Ephrath. And Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor in her bearing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And they departed from Bethel, and when he was but a field breadth from Ephrata, Rachel began to travail. And in travailing she was in peril.

NET Bible

They traveled on from Bethel, and when Ephrath was still some distance away, Rachel went into labor -- and her labor was hard.

New Heart English Bible

They traveled from Bethel. There was still some distance to come to Ephrath, and Rachel travailed. She had hard labor.

The Emphasized Bible

Then brake they up from Beth-el, and it came to pass when there was yet a stretch of country, to enter into Ephrath, that Rachel was in childbirth, and had hard-labour in her child-birth.

Webster

And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor.

World English Bible

They traveled from Bethel. There was still some distance to come to Ephrath, and Rachel travailed. She had hard labor.

Youngs Literal Translation

And they journey from Bethel, and there is yet a kibrath of land before entering Ephratha, and Rachel beareth, and is sharply pained in her bearing;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נסע 
Naca` 
Usage: 146

from Beth–el
בּית־אל 
Beyth-'El 
Usage: 71

and there was but
עד עוד 
`owd 
Usage: 483

כּברה 
Kibrah 
Usage: 3

ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

to come

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

אפרתה אפרת 
'Ephraath 
Usage: 10

and Rachel
רחל 
Rachel 
Usage: 47

and she had hard
קשׁה 
Qashah 
Usage: 28

Context Readings

Rachel's Death

15 So Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him, Bethel. 16 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. 17 When she was in severe labor the midwife said to her, "Do not fear, for now you have another son."


Cross References

Micah 5:2

"But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity."

Genesis 48:7

"Now as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died, to my sorrow, in the land of Canaan on the journey, when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem)."

Matthew 2:18

"A VOICE WAS HEARD IN RAMAH, WEEPING AND GREAT MOURNING, RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN; AND SHE REFUSED TO BE COMFORTED, BECAUSE THEY WERE NO MORE."

Genesis 3:16

To the woman He said, "I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you."

Genesis 35:19

So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).

Ruth 1:2

The name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife, Naomi; and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehem in Judah. Now they entered the land of Moab and remained there.

2 Kings 5:19

He said to him, "Go in peace." So he departed from him some distance.

1 Chronicles 2:19

When Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath, who bore him Hur.

Psalm 132:6

Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah, We found it in the field of Jaar.

Matthew 2:1

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,

Matthew 2:16

Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.

1 Timothy 2:15

But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.



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