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“And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.”

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Genesis 30:6 Translation & Meaning

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And Rachel רָחֵל֙ Rachel, a wife of Jacob Rachel
said, וַתֹּ֤אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
God אֱלֹהִ֔ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
hath judged דָּנַ֣נִּי To rule; by implication to judge (as umpire); also to strive (as at law) judged
me, and hath also וְגַם֙ Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and also
heard שָׁמַ֣ע To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) heard
my voice, בְּקֹלִ֔י A voice or sound voice
and hath given וַיִּתֶּן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) given
me a son: בֵּ֑ן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
therefore כֵּ֛ן Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) therefore
called קָֽרְאָ֥ה To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
she his name שְׁמ֖וֹ An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
Dan. דָּֽן׃ Dan, one of the sons of Jacob; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory; likewise a place in Palestine colonized by them Dan

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  • 4  And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

  • 5  And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.

  • 6  And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

  • 7  And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.

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


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