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ND Rachel having perceived that she bore Jacob no children, was jealous of her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children; and if not, I shall die. 2 And Jacob was angry with Rachel, and said to her, Am I in the place of God, who has deprived thee of the fruit of the womb? 3 And Rachel said to Jacob, Behold my handmaid Balla, go in to her, and she shall bear upon my knees, and I also shall have children by her. 4 And she gave him Balla her maid, for a wife to him; and Jacob went in to her. 5 And Balla, Rachel's maid, conceived, and bore Jacob a son. 6 And Rachel said, God has given judgment for me, and hearkened to my voice, and has given me a son; therefore she called his name, Dan. 7 And Balla, Rachel's maid, conceived yet again, and bore a second son to Jacob. 8 And Rachel said, God has helped me, and I contended with my sister and prevailed; and she called his name, Nephthalim. 9 And Lea saw that she ceased from bearing, and she took Zelpha her maid, and gave her to Jacob for a wife; and he went in to her. 10 And Zelpha the maid of Lea conceived, and bore Jacob a son.

ΙΔΟΥΣΑ δὲ Ραχὴλ ὅτι οὐ τέτοκε τῷ ᾿Ιακώβ, καὶ ἐζήλωσε Ραχὴλ τὴν ἀδελφὴν αὐτῆς καὶ εἶπε τῷ ᾿Ιακώβ· δός μοι τέκνα· εἰ δὲ μή, τελευτήσω ἐγώ. 2 θυματωθεὶς δὲ ᾿Ιακὼβ τῇ Ραχὴλ εἶπεν αὐτῇ· μὴ ἀντὶ Θεοῦ ἐγώ εἰμι, ὃς ἐστέρησέ σε καρπὸν κοιλίας; 3 εἶπε δὲ Ραχὴλ τῷ ᾿Ιακώβ· ἰδοὺ ἡ παιδίσκη μου Βαλλά· εἴσελθε πρὸς αὐτήν, καὶ τέξεται ἐπὶ τῶν γονάτων μου, καὶ τεκνοποιήσομαι κἀγὼ ἐξ αὐτῆς. 4 καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ Βαλλὰν τὴν παιδίσκην αὐτῆς αὐτῷ γυναῖκα· καὶ εἰσῆλθε πρὸς αὐτὴν ᾿Ιακώβ. 5 καὶ συνέλαβε Βαλλὰ ἡ παιδίσκη Ραχὴλ καὶ ἔτεκε τῷ ᾿Ιακὼβ υἱόν. 6 καὶ εἶπε Ραχήλ· ἔκρινέ μοι ὁ Θεὸς καὶ ἐπήκουσε τῆς φωνῆς μου καὶ ἔδωκέ μοι υἱόν· διὰ τοῦτο ἐκάλεσε τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ Δάν. 7 καὶ συνέλαβεν ἔτι Βαλλὰ ἡ παιδίσκη Ραχὴλ καὶ ἔτεκεν υἱὸν δεύτερον τῷ ᾿Ιακώβ. 8 καὶ εἶπε Ραχήλ· συναντελάβετό μου ὁ Θεός, καὶ συνανεστράφην τῇ ἀδελφῇ μου καὶ ἠδυνάσθην· καὶ ἐκάλεσε τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ Νεφθαλείμ. 9 Εἶδε δὲ Λεία ὅτι ἔστη τοῦ τίκτειν, καὶ ἔλαβε Ζελφὰν τὴν παιδίσκην αὐτῆς καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτὴν τῷ ᾿Ιακὼβ γυναῖκα. καὶ εἰσῆλθε πρὸς αὐτὴν 10 καὶ συνέλαβε Ζελφὰ ἡ παιδίσκη Λείας καὶ ἔτεκε τῷ ᾿Ιακὼβ υἱόν.

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