Genesis 30:1
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When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or I'll die!"

King James Bible
And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Darby Bible Translation
And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister, and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

World English Bible
When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I will die."

Young's Literal Translation
And Rachel seeth that she hath not borne to Jacob, and Rachel is envious of her sister, and saith unto Jacob, 'Give me sons, and if there is none -- I die.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Give me children, or else I die - This is a most reprehensible speech, and argues not only envy and jealousy, but also a total want of dependence on God. She had the greatest share of her husband's affection, and yet was not satisfied unless she could engross all the privileges which her sister enjoyed! How true are those sayings, Envy is as rottenness of the bones! and, Jealousy is as cruel as the grave!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

Rachel envied. Envy and jealousy are most tormenting passions to the breast which harbours them, vexatious to all around, and introductory to much impatience and ungodliness. 'Who is able to stand before envy?'

Genesis 37:11 And his brothers envied him; but his father observed the saying.

1 Samuel 1:4-8 And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions...

Psalm 106:16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.

Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbor...

1 Corinthians 3:3 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?

Galatians 5:21 Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

James 3:14 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

James 4:5 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?

or else I die.

Genesis 35:16-19 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor...

Genesis 37:11 And his brothers envied him; but his father observed the saying.

Numbers 11:15,29 And if you deal thus with me, kill me, I pray you, out of hand, if I have found favor in your sight...

1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree...

Job 3:1-3,11,20-22 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day...

Job 5:2 For wrath kills the foolish man, and envy slays the silly one.

Job 13:19 Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

Jeremiah 20:14-18 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bore me be blessed...

John 4:3,8 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee...

2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world works death.

Library
Meditations for Household Piety.
1. If thou be called to the government of a family, thou must not hold it sufficient to serve God and live uprightly in thy own person, unless thou cause all under thy charge to do the same with thee. For the performance of this duty God was so well pleased with Abraham, that he would not hide from him his counsel: "For," saith God, "I know him that he will command his sons and his household after him that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and judgment, that the Lord may bring upon
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Genesis 29:31
When the LORD saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless.

1 Samuel 1:5
But to Hannah he gave a double portion because he loved her, and the LORD had closed her womb.

1 Samuel 1:6
Because the LORD had closed Hannah's womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her.

Proverbs 30:16
the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, 'Enough!'

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