20 Then Leah said, “God has presented me with a precious gift. This time my husband will treat me with honor,(A) because I have borne him six sons.” So she named him Zebulun.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 30:20 Zebulun probably means honor.
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20 And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun.

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He had two wives;(A) one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.

Year after year(B) this man went up from his town to worship(C) and sacrifice to the Lord Almighty at Shiloh,(D) where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli,(E) were priests of the Lord. Whenever the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice,(F) he would give portions of the meat to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters.(G)

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And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.

And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto the Lord of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the Lord, were there.

And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:

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