Genesis 30:8
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New International Version
Then Rachel said, "I have had a great struggle with my sister, and I have won." So she named him Naphtali.

King James Bible
And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

Darby Bible Translation
And Rachel said, Wrestlings of God have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed; and she called his name Naphtali.

World English Bible
Rachel said, "With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed." She named him Naphtali.

Young's Literal Translation
and Rachel saith, 'With wrestlings of God I have wrestled with my sister, yea, I have prevailed;' and she calleth his name Napthali.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

She called his name Naphtali - נפתלי naphtali, my wrestling, according to the common mode of interpretation; but it is more likely that the root פתל pathal signifies to twist or entwine. Hence Mr. Parkhurst translates the verse, "By the twistings - agency or operation, of God, I am entwisted with my sister; that is, my family is now entwined or interwoven with my sister's family, and has a chance of producing the promised Seed." The Septuagint, Aquila, and the Vulgate, have nearly the same meaning. It is, however, difficult to fix the true meaning of the original.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

great wrestlings. Heb. wrestlings of God.

Genesis 23:6 Hear us, my lord: you are a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchers bury your dead...

Genesis 32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

Exodus 9:28 Entreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunder and hail; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.

1 Samuel 14:15 And there was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all the people: the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled...

*marg:

and she.

Genesis 35:25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:

Genesis 46:24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.

Genesis 49:21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he gives goodly words.

Deuteronomy 33:23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess you the west and the south.

Naphtali. that is, My wrestling.

Genesis 32:24,25 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day...

Matthew 4:13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelled in Capernaum, which is on the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

Nephthalim.

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 30:7
Rachel's servant Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.

Genesis 30:9
When Leah saw that she had stopped having children, she took her servant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife.

Numbers 2:29
The tribe of Naphtali will be next. The leader of the people of Naphtali is Ahira son of Enan.

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