Genesis 30:22
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.

Berean Study Bible
Then God remembered Rachel. He listened to her and opened her womb,

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

New King James Version
Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb.

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

NASB 1995
Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb.

NASB 1977
Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb.

Amplified Bible
Then God remembered [the prayers of] Rachel, and God thought of her and opened her womb [so that she would conceive].

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And God remembered Rakhyl, and God heard her and opened her womb.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and he opened her womb.

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

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

Good News Translation
Then God remembered Rachel; he answered her prayer and made it possible for her to have children.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And God remembers Rachel, and God listens to her, and opens 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 made her fertile.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Birth of Joseph
22Then God remembered Rachel. He listened to her and opened her womb, 23and she conceived and gave birth to a son. “God has taken away my shame,” she said.…

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

Genesis 30:21
After that, Leah gave birth to a daughter and named her Dinah.

Genesis 35:24
The sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin.

1 Samuel 1:19
The next morning Elkanah and Hannah got up early to bow in worship before the LORD, and then returned home to Ramah. And Elkanah had relations with his wife Hannah, and the LORD remembered her.

1 Samuel 1:20
So in the course of time, Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, "Because I have asked for him from 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 that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;

Genesis 21:1
And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

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

opened.

Genesis 30:2
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?

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

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.









(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

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

remembered
וַיִּזְכֹּ֥ר (way·yiz·kōr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

Rachel.
רָחֵ֑ל (rā·ḥêl)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7354: Rachel -- a wife of Jacob

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

listened
וַיִּשְׁמַ֤ע (way·yiš·ma‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to
אֵלֶ֙יהָ֙ (’ê·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

her and opened
וַיִּפְתַּ֖ח (way·yip̄·taḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

her womb,
רַחְמָֽהּ׃ (raḥ·māh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7358: The womb


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