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33 Leah became pregnant again and had another son. She named this son Simeon.[a] She said, “The Lord has heard that I am not loved, so he gave me this son.”

34 Leah became pregnant again and had another son. She named this son Levi.[b] She said, “Now, surely my husband will love me. I have given him three sons.”

35 Then Leah gave birth to another son. She named this son Judah.[c] Leah named him this because she said, “Now I will praise the Lord.” Then Leah stopped having children.

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  1. Genesis 29:33 Simeon This is like the Hebrew word meaning “He hears.”
  2. Genesis 29:34 Levi This is like the Hebrew word meaning “accompany,” “be joined together,” or “become close.”
  3. Genesis 29:35 Judah This name is like the word meaning “He is praised.”

33 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “Because the Lord heard that I am not loved,(A) he gave me this one too.” So she named him Simeon.[a](B)

34 Again she conceived, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “Now at last my husband will become attached to me,(C) because I have borne him three sons.” So he was named Levi.[b](D)

35 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” So she named him Judah.[c](E) Then she stopped having children.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 29:33 Simeon probably means one who hears.
  2. Genesis 29:34 Levi sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for attached.
  3. Genesis 29:35 Judah sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for praise.

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