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22 Then God remembered Rachel and answered her prayer. God made it possible for her to have children. 23 She became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She said, “God has taken away my shame.” 24 She named him Joseph.[a] Rachel said, “I wish the Lord would give me another son.”

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  1. 30:24 Joseph This name sounds like the Hebrew word for “he adds.”

22 Then God remembered Rachel;(A) he listened to her(B) and enabled her to conceive.(C) 23 She became pregnant and gave birth to a son(D) and said, “God has taken away my disgrace.”(E) 24 She named him Joseph,[a](F) and said, “May the Lord add to me another son.”(G)

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  1. Genesis 30:24 Joseph means may he add.

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