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Genesis 30:22

    Genesis 30:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then God gave thought to Rachel, and hearing her prayer he made her fertile.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 30:22

    And God hearkened to her - After the severe reproof which Rachel had received from her husband, Genesis 30:2, it appears that she sought God by prayer, and that he heard her; so that her prayer and faith obtained what her impatience and unbelief had prevented.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 30:22

    "God remembered Rachel," in the best time for her, after he had taught her the lessons of dependence and patience. "Joseph." There is a remote allusion to her gratitude for the reproach of barrenness taken away. But there is also hope in the name. The selfish feeling also has died away, and the thankful Rachel rises from Elohim, the invisible Eternal, to Yahweh, the manifest Self-existent. The birth of Joseph was after the fourteen years of service were completed. He and Dinah appear to have been born in the same year.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 30:22

    30:22 God remembered Rachel, whom he seemed to have forgotten, and hearkened to her, whose prayers had been long denied, and then she bare a son. Rachael called her son Joseph, which, in Hebrew, is a - kin to two words of a contrary signification: Asaph, abstulit, he has taken away my reproach, as if the greatest mercy she had in this son were, that she had saved her credit: and Joseph, addidit, the Lord shall add to me another son: which may be looked upon as the language of her faith; she takes this mercy as an earnest of further mercy: hath God given me this grace? I may call it Joseph, and say, he shall add more grace.