Genesis 30:18
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New International Version
Then Leah said, "God has rewarded me for giving my servant to my husband." So she named him Issachar.

New Living Translation
She named him Issachar, for she said, "God has rewarded me for giving my servant to my husband as a wife."

English Standard Version
Leah said, “God has given me my wages because I gave my servant to my husband.” So she called his name Issachar.

New American Standard Bible
Then Leah said, "God has given me my wages because I gave my maid to my husband." So she named him Issachar.

King James Bible
And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Leah said, "God has rewarded me for giving my slave to my husband," and she named him Issachar.

International Standard Version
Then Leah said, "God has paid me for giving my servant to my husband as his wife." So she named him Issachar.

NET Bible
Then Leah said, "God has granted me a reward because I gave my servant to my husband as a wife." So she named him Issachar.

New Heart English Bible
Leah said, "God has given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband." She named him Issachar.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Leah said, "God has given me my reward because I gave my slave to my husband." So she named him Issachar [Reward].

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Leah said: 'God hath given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband. And she called his name Issachar.

New American Standard 1977
Then Leah said, “God has given me my wages, because I gave my maid to my husband.” So she named him Issachar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Leah said, God has given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband; and she called his name Issachar.

King James 2000 Bible
And Leah said, God has given me my reward, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

American King James Version
And Leah said, God has given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

American Standard Version
And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And said: God hath given me a reward, because I gave my handmaid to my husband. And she called his name Issachar.

Darby Bible Translation
And Leah said, God has given me my hire, because I have given my maidservant to my husband; and she called his name Issachar.

English Revised Version
And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

World English Bible
Leah said, "God has given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband." She named him Issachar.

Young's Literal Translation
and Leah saith, 'God hath given my hire, because I have given my maid-servant to my husband;' and she calleth his name Issachar.
Study Bible
Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah
17God gave heed to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son. 18Then Leah said, "God has given me my wages because I gave my maid to my husband." So she named him Issachar. 19Leah conceived again and bore a sixth son to Jacob.…
Cross References
Genesis 30:17
God gave heed to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son.

Genesis 30:19
Leah conceived again and bore a sixth son to Jacob.

Genesis 35:23
the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, then Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun;
Treasury of Scripture

And Leah said, God has given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

and she.

Genesis 35:23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, …

Genesis 46:13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.

Genesis 49:14,15 Issachar is a strong donkey couching down between two burdens…

Deuteronomy 33:18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; and, …

1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding …

Issachar. that is, An hire.

(18) Issachar.--Heb., there is hire. As is so often the case in Hebrew names, there is a double play in the word: for, first, it alluded to the strange fact that Jacob had been hired of Rachel by the mandrakes; but, secondly, Leah gives it a higher meaning, "for God," she says, "hath given me my hire." In her eyes the birth of her fifth son was a Divine reward for the self-sacrifice involved in giving her maid to Jacob, and which had been followed by years of neglect of herself. As, too, it is said that "God hearkened unto Leah," we may feel sure that she had prayed for God's blessing upon her re-union with her husband; for Calvin's objection that prayer would scarcely accompany such odious courses has little weight. Leah and Rachel were uneducated and untrained country women, whose sole anxiety was to have offspring. Leah was the most religious and best disciplined of the two; and the shame ideally was that she should have been forced thus to buy her husband's attentions.

Verse 18. - And Leah said, God - Elohim; a proof of the lower religious consciousness into which Leah had fallen (Hengstenberg), though perhaps on the above hypothesis an evidence of her piety and faith (Keil, Lange) - hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: - i.e. as a reward for my self-denial (Keil, Murphy); an exclamation in which appears Leah's love for Jacob (Lange), if not also a tacit acknowledgment that she had her fears lest she may have sinned in asking him to wed Zilpah (Rosenmüller) - and she called his name Issachar - "There is Reward," or "There is Hire;" containing a double allusion to her hire of Jacob and her reward for Zilpah And Leah said, God hath given me my hire,.... Of the mandrakes with which she had hired of Rachel a night's lodging with Jacob, and for which she had a sufficient recompense, by the son that God had given her: and she added another reason, and a very preposterous one, and shows she put a wrong construction on the blessing she received:

because I have given my maiden to my husband; which, she judged, was so well pleasing to God, that he had rewarded her with another son:

and she called his name Issachar, which signifies "hire" or "reward"; or, there is a reward, or a man of reward. 30:14-24 The desire, good in itself, but often too great and irregular, of being the mother of the promised Seed, with the honour of having many children, and the reproach of being barren, were causes of this unbecoming contest between the sisters. The truth appears to be, that they were influenced by the promises of God to Abraham; whose posterity were promised the richest blessings, and from whom the Messiah was to descend.
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