New International Version
God listened to Leah, and she became pregnant and bore Jacob a fifth son.
King James Bible
And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.
Darby Bible Translation
And God hearkened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.
World English Bible
God listened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.
Young's Literal Translation
And God hearkeneth unto Leah, and she conceiveth, and beareth to Jacob a son, a fifth,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I have hired thee - We may remark among the Jewish women an intense desire of having children; and it seems to have been produced, not from any peculiar affection for children, but through the hope of having a share in the blessing of Abraham, by bringing forth Him in whom all the nations of the earth were to be blessed.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryMeditations 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
So when Jacob came in from the fields that evening, Leah went out to meet him. "You must sleep with me," she said. "I have hired you with my son's mandrakes." So he slept with her that night.
Then Leah said, "God has rewarded me for giving my servant to my husband." So she named him Issachar.
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