Genesis 30:22
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New International Version
Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and enabled her to conceive.

New Living Translation
Then God remembered Rachel's plight and answered her prayers by enabling her to have children.

English Standard Version
Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb.

New American Standard Bible
Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb.

King James Bible
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then God remembered Rachel. He listened to her and opened her womb.

International Standard Version
Then God remembered Rachel. He listened to her and opened her womb,

NET Bible
Then God took note of Rachel. He paid attention to her and enabled her to become pregnant.

New Heart English Bible
God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then God remembered Rachel. God answered her prayer and made it possible for her to have children.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

New American Standard 1977
Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And God remembered Rachel and God hearkened to her and opened her womb.

King James 2000 Bible
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

American King James Version
And God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.

American Standard Version
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord also remembering Rachel, heard her, and opened her womb.

Darby Bible Translation
And God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.

English Revised Version
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

Webster's Bible Translation
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and rendered her fruitful.

World English Bible
God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.

Young's Literal Translation
And God remembereth Rachel, and God hearkeneth unto her, and openeth her womb,
Study Bible
The Birth of Joseph
21Afterward she bore a daughter and named her Dinah. 22Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb. 23So she conceived and bore a son and said, "God has taken away my reproach."…
Cross References
Genesis 29:31
Now the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, and He opened her womb, but Rachel was barren.

Genesis 30:21
Afterward she bore a daughter and named her Dinah.

Genesis 35:24
the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;

1 Samuel 1:19
Then they arose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD, and returned again to their house in Ramah. And Elkanah had relations with Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her.

1 Samuel 1:20
It came about in due time, after Hannah had conceived, that she gave birth to a son; and she named him Samuel, saying, "Because I have asked him of the LORD."
Treasury of Scripture

And God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.

remembered.

Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle …

Genesis 21:1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah …

Genesis 29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but …

1 Samuel 1:19,20 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the …

Psalm 105:42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.

opened.

Genesis 30:2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in …

Genesis 21:1,2 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah …

Genesis 25:21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: …

Genesis 29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but …

Psalm 113:9 He makes the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother …

Psalm 127:3 See, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb …

(22-24) God remembered Rachel.--Rachel's long barrenness had probably humbled and disciplined her; and, cured of her former petulance, she trusts no longer to "love-apples," but looks to God for the great blessing of children. He hearkens to her prayer, and remembers her. (Comp. 1Samuel 1:19.) In calling his name Joseph, there is again a play upon two words, for it may be formed from the verb used in Genesis 30:23, and would then mean he takes away; or it may signify he adds, which is the meaning made prominent by Rachel. And God did add to her another son, but the boon cost her her life. As Joseph was born six or seven years before Jacob left Padan-aram, Rachel had been barren for twenty-six years. We must add that in her joy at Joseph's birth there is no trace of the ungenerous triumph over Leah so marked in her rejoicing at the birth of the sons of Bilhah; and in her trust that "Jehovah would add to her another son," she evidently had in mind the covenant promises, which a son of her own womb might now inherit. As a matter of fact, the long struggle for supremacy lay between the houses of Joseph and Judah; and Judah finally prevailed.

Verses 22-24. - And God remembered Rachel (cf. Genesis 8:1; 1 Samuel 1:19), and God hearkened to her, - as to Leah (ver. 17) - and opened her womb - as he had previously done to Leah (Genesis 29:31). Rachel's barrenness had not continued so long as either Sarah's or Rebekah's. And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach - i.e. of sterility. The mandrakes of Leah having proved inefficacious, Rachel at length realizes that children are God s gift, and this thought sufficiently explains the use of the term Elohim. And she called his name Joseph; - יוסֵפ, either, "he takes away," with allusion to the removal of her reproach, or, "he shall add," with reference to her hope of another son. Perhaps the first thought is not obscurely hinted at, though the second appears' from the ensuing clause to have occupied the greater prominence in Rachel's mind - and said, The Lord - Jehovah; a trace of the Jehovistic pen (Tuch, Bleek, et alii); rather an outcome of the higher spiritual life of Rachel, who had now got emancipated from all such merely human devices as resorting to mandrakes, and was able to recognize her complete dependence for offspring on the sovereign grace of the covenant God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob (Hengstenberg, Keil) - shall add to me another son.

CHAPTER 30:25-43 And God remembered Rachel,.... In a way of mercy and kindness, whom he seemed to have forgotten, by not giving her children:

and God hearkened to her; to her prayer, which had been made time after time, that she might have children; but hitherto God had delayed to answer, but now gives one:

and opened her womb; gave her conception, and made her fruitful, and she became the mother of a child she so much desired. 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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