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Genesis 30:8

    Genesis 30:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Rachel said, I have had a great fight with my sister, and I have overcome her: and she gave the child the name Naphtali.

    Webster's Revision

    And Rachel said, With mighty wrestlings 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 30:8

    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.