When Rachel saw that she was not bearing any children for Jacob, she envied her sister. "Give me children, or I will die!" she said to Jacob.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 29:31
When the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.
1 Samuel 1:5
But to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved her even though the LORD had closed her womb.
1 Samuel 1:6
Because the LORD had closed Hannah's womb, her rival would provoke her and taunt her severely.
Sheol, the barren womb, land that is never satisfied with water, and fire that never says, "Enough!"
Chapter Outline1. Rachel, in grief for her barrenness, gives Bilhah her maid unto Jacob.
5. Bilhah bears Dan and Naphtali.
9. Leah gives Zilpah her maid, who bears Gad and Asher.
14. Reuben finds mandrakes,
15. with which Leah buys her husband's company of Rachel.
17. Leah bears Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah.
22. Rachel bears Joseph.
25. Jacob desires to depart.
27. Laban detains him on a new agreement.
37. Jacob's policy, whereby he becomes rich.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Samuel 1:4-8
1 Corinthians 3:3
or else I die.
Numbers 11:15, 29
1 Kings 19:4
Job 3:1-3, 11, 20-22
John 4:3, 8
2 Corinthians 7:10
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