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33 She soon became pregnant again and gave birth to another son. She named him Simeon,[a] for she said, “The Lord heard that I was unloved and has given me another son.”

34 Then she became pregnant a third time and gave birth to another son. He was named Levi,[b] for she said, “Surely this time my husband will feel affection for me, since I have given him three sons!”

35 Once again Leah became pregnant and gave birth to another son. She named him Judah,[c] for she said, “Now I will praise the Lord!” And then she stopped having children.

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  1. 29:33 Simeon probably means “one who hears.”
  2. 29:34 Levi sounds like a Hebrew term that means “being attached” or “feeling affection for.”
  3. 29:35 Judah is related to the Hebrew term for “praise.”
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