Genesis 29:31-Genesis 30:24 - Jacob's Sons
31 When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved,
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.
34 She conceived again, gave birth to a son, and said, “At last, my husband will become attached to me because I have borne three sons for him.” Therefore he was named Levi.
35 And she conceived again, gave birth to a son, and said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” Therefore she named him Judah.
1 When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she envied her sister. “Give me sons, or I will die!”
2 Jacob became angry with Rachel and said, “Am I in God’s place, who has withheld children
3 Then she said, “Here is my slave Bilhah. Go sleep with her, and she’ll bear children for me
9 When Leah saw that she had stopped having children, she took her slave Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife. 10 Leah’s slave Zilpah bore Jacob a son. 11 Then Leah said, “What good fortune!”
14 Reuben went out during the wheat harvest and found some mandrakes in the field.
15 But Leah replied to her, “Isn’t it enough that you have taken my husband? Now you also want to take my son’s mandrakes?”
“Well,” Rachel said, “you can sleep with him tonight in exchange for your son’s mandrakes.”
16 When Jacob came in from the field that evening, Leah went out to meet him and said, “You must come with me, for I have hired you with my son’s mandrakes.” So Jacob slept with her that night.
17 God listened to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son. 18 Leah said, “God has rewarded me for giving my slave to my husband,” and she named him Issachar.
22 Then God remembered Rachel. He listened to her and opened her womb.