Genesis 30:2
New International Version
Jacob became angry with her and said, "Am I in the place of God, who has kept you from having children?"

New Living Translation
Then Jacob became furious with Rachel. “Am I God?” he asked. “He’s the one who has kept you from having children!”

English Standard Version
Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?”

Berean Study Bible
Jacob became angry with Rachel and said, “Am I in the place of God, who has withheld children from you?”

King James Bible
And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

New King James Version
And Jacob’s anger was aroused against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?”

New American Standard Bible
Then Jacob’s anger burned against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?”

NASB 1995
Then Jacob's anger burned against Rachel, and he said, "Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?"

NASB 1977
Then Jacob’s anger burned against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?”

Amplified Bible
Then Jacob became furious with Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God, who has denied you children?”

Christian Standard Bible
Jacob became angry with Rachel and said, “Am I in the place of God? He has withheld offspring from you! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob became angry with Rachel and said, "Am I in God's place, who has withheld children from you?"

American Standard Version
And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the anger of Yaquuv was provoked because of Rakhyl and he said to her, “Am I in the place of God, he who withholds from you the fruit of the womb?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob was angry with Rachel, and said to her, Am I in the place of God, who has deprived thee of the fruit of the womb?

Contemporary English Version
But Jacob became upset with Rachel and answered, "Don't blame me! I'm not God."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jacob being angry with her, answered: Am I as God, who hath deprived thee of the fruit of thy womb?

English Revised Version
And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

Good News Translation
Jacob became angry with Rachel and said, "I can't take the place of God. He is the one who keeps you from having children."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob became angry with Rachel and asked, "Can I take the place of God, who has kept you from having children?"

International Standard Version
That made Jacob angry with Rachel, so he asked her, "Can I take God's place, who has not allowed you to conceive?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel; and he said: 'Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?'

Literal Standard Version
And Jacob’s anger burns against Rachel, and he says, “Am I in stead of God who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?”

NET Bible
Jacob became furious with Rachel and exclaimed, "Am I in the place of God, who has kept you from having children?"

New Heart English Bible
Then Jacob became very angry with Rachel, and he said, "Am I in God's place, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?"

World English Bible
Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, "Am I in God's place, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?"

Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob's anger burneth against Rachel, and he saith, 'Am I in stead of God who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Dan and Naphtali
1When 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. 2Jacob became angry with Rachel and said, “Am I in the place of God, who has withheld children from you?” 3Then she said, “Here is my maidservant Bilhah. Sleep with her, that she may bear children for me, so that through her I too can build a family.”…

Cross References
Genesis 20:18
for on account of Abraham's wife Sarah, the LORD had completely closed all the wombs in Abimelech's household.

Genesis 29:31
When the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.

2 Kings 5:7
When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and asked, "Am I God, killing and giving life, that this man expects me to cure a leper? Surely you can see that he is seeking a quarrel with me!"


Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?

anger.

Genesis 31:36
And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

Exodus 32:19
And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.

Matthew 5:22
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Am I.

Genesis 16:2
And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

Genesis 25:21
And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Genesis 50:19
And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

withheld.

Deuteronomy 7:13,14
And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee…

Psalm 113:9
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 127:3
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.









Verse 2. - And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel (not without just cause, since she not only evinced a want of faith and resignation, but wrongfully imputed blame to him): and he said, Am I in God's stead, - i.e. am I omnipotent like him? This you yourself will surely not presume to believe. The interrogative particle conveys the force of a spirited denial (vide Ewald, 'Hebrew Syntax,' § 324) - who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? Rachel herself understood that God alone could remove sterility (ver. 6); but to this fact jealousy of Leah appears for the moment to have blinded her.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֖ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

became angry
וַיִּֽחַר־ (way·yi·ḥar-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2734: To glow, grow warm, to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy

with Rachel
בְּרָחֵ֑ל (bə·rā·ḥêl)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7354: Rachel -- a wife of Jacob

and said,
וַיֹּ֗אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Am I
אָנֹ֔כִי (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 595: I

in the place
הֲתַ֤חַת (hă·ṯa·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

of God,
אֱלֹהִים֙ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

who
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

has withheld
מָנַ֥ע (mā·na‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4513: To debar, from benefit, injury

children
פְּרִי־ (pə·rî-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6529: Fruit

from you?”
מִמֵּ֖ךְ (mim·mêḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of


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