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33 She had a second son and named him Simeon,[a] because she said, “The Lord has heard that my husband doesn’t love me.” 34 When Leah’s third son was born, she said, “Now my husband will hold me close.” So this son was named Levi.[b] 35 She had one more son and named him Judah,[c] because she said, “I’ll praise the Lord!”

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Footnotes

  1. 29.33 Simeon: In Hebrew “Simeon” sounds like “someone who hears.”
  2. 29.34 hold me close. . . Levi: In Hebrew “Levi” sounds like “hold (someone) close.”
  3. 29.35 Judah: In Hebrew “Judah” sounds like “praise.”

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