Genesis 35:18
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New International Version
As she breathed her last--for she was dying--she named her son Ben-Oni. But his father named him Benjamin.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass as her soul was departing -- for she died -- that she called his name Benoni; but his father called him Benjamin.

World English Bible
It happened, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him Benoni, but his father named him Benjamin.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass in the going out of her soul (for she died), that she calleth his name Ben-Oni; and his father called him Benjamin;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

As her soul was in departing - Is not this a proof that there is an immortal spirit in man, which can exist separate from and independent of the body? Of Rachel's death it is said, בצאת נפשה betseth naphshah, in the going away of her soul; her body did not go away, therefore her soul and body must have been distinct. If her breath only had been in tended, נשמה neshamah or רוח ruach would have rather been used, as the first means breath, the latter breath or spirit indifferently.

She called his name Ben-oni - בן אני the Son of my sorrow or affliction, because of the hard labor she had in bringing him into the world; but his father called him Benjamin, בנימין the son of my right hand, i.e., the son peculiarly dear to me. So man of the right hand, Psalm 80:17, signifies one much loved and regarded of God. The Samaritan has Benyamin, the son of days; i.e., the son of his old age, as Judah calls him, Genesis 44:20; and Houbigant contends that this is the true reading, and that the Chaldee termination in for im is a corruption. If it be a corruption, it is as old as the days of St. Jerome, who translated the place Benjamin, id est, filius dextrae; Benjamin, that is, the son of the right hand.

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Genesis 30:1 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.

1 Samuel 4:20,21 And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said to her, Fear not; for you have born a son. But she answered not...

Psalm 16:10 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

Exodus 12:7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses...

Lamentations 2:12 They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? when they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city...

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be...

Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into your hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus...

Acts 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling on God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

Ben-oni. i.e., the son of my sorrow.

1 Chronicles 4:9 And Jabez was more honorable than his brothers: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with sorrow.

Benjamin. i.e., the son of my right hand.

Genesis 42:4,38 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brothers; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him...

Genesis 43:14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children...

Genesis 44:27-31 And your servant my father said to us, You know that my wife bore me two sons...

Psalm 80:17 Let your hand be on the man of your right hand, on the son of man whom you made strong for yourself.

The Samaritan has ben yamim, 'the son of days,' i.e., of his old age, (ch

Genesis 44:20 And we said to my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead...

,) which Jerome renders Benjamin, id est, filius dextrae, Benjamin, that is, 'the son of the right hand.'

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February the Eighth Revisiting Old Altars
"I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress." --GENESIS xxxv. 1-7. It is a blessed thing to revisit our early altars. It is good to return to the haunts of early vision. Places and things have their sanctifying influences, and can recall us to lost experiences. I know a man to whom the scent of a white, wild rose is always a call to prayer. I know another to whom Grasmere is always the window of holy vision. Sometimes a particular pew in a particular church
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Trials and visions of Devout Youth
'And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Genesis 35:17
And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, "Don't despair, for you have another son."

Genesis 35:19
So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).

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

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