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

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

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] Then she stopped having children.

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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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