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

34 Leah became pregnant again and gave birth to another son. She named him Levi[b] and said, “Now, surely my husband will be close to me, because I have given him three sons.”

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

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  1. 29:33 Simeon This name sounds like the Hebrew word for “has heard.”
  2. 29:34 Levi This name sounds like the Hebrew word for “be close to.”
  3. 29:35 Judah This name sounds like the Hebrew word for “praise.”

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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  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.

33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the Lord hath heard I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.

34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.

35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

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