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The Family of Jacob

31 When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved,[a] he enabled her to become pregnant[b] while Rachel remained childless.

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  1. Genesis 29:31 tn Heb “hated.” The rhetorical device of overstatement is used (note v. 30, which says simply that Jacob loved Rachel more than he did Leah) to emphasize that Rachel, as Jacob’s true love and the primary object of his affections, had an advantage over Leah.
  2. Genesis 29:31 tn Heb “he opened up her womb.”

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