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If a man has two wives, and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firstborn is the son of the wife he does not love,
King James Bible
If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated:
American Standard Version
If a man have two wives, the one beloved, and the other hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the first-born son be hers that was hated;
Young's Literal Translation
'When a man hath two wives, the one loved and the other hated, and they have borne to him sons (the loved one and the hated one), and the first-born son hath been to the hated one;
Deuteronomy 21:15 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
One beloved, and another hated - That is, one loved less than the other. This is the true notion of the word hate in Scripture. So Jacob Hated Leah, that is, he loved her less than he did Rachel; and Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I Hated, that is, I have shown a more particular affection to the posterity of Jacob than I have to the posterity of Esau. See the note on Genesis 29:31. From this verse we see that polygamy did exist under the Mosaic laws, and that it was put under certain regulations; but it was not enjoined, Moses merely suffered it, because of the hardness of their hearts, as our Lord justly remarks Matthew 19:8.
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Genesis 29:18,20,30,31,33 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter...
1 Samuel 1:4,5 And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions...
Deuteronomy 21:15 Parallel CommentariesBear Belongs Beloved Born Borne Child Children Disliked Hated Hers Loved Unloved Wife WivesBear Belongs Beloved Born Borne Child Children Disliked Hated Hers Loved Unloved Wife WivesTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Genesis 29:33 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, "Because the LORD heard that I am not loved, he gave me this one too." So she named him Simeon.
Deuteronomy 21:16 when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love.
1 Samuel 1:2 He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.
2 Chronicles 11:22 Rehoboam appointed Abijah son of Maakah as crown prince among his brothers, in order to make him king.