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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.”
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