Then she said, “Here is my servant (A)Bilhah; go in to her, so that she may give birth (B)on my behalf,[a] that even I may have children[b] through her.” So she gave him her servant Bilhah as a wife, and Jacob went in to her. And Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 30:3 Hebrew on my knees
  2. Genesis 30:3 Hebrew be built up, which sounds like the Hebrew for children
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