Rachel

Rachel

 
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  • Then Rachel told him, "Sleep with my servant, Bilhah, and she will bear children for me." - Genesis 30:3


  • So Rachel gave him Bilhah to be his wife, and Jacob slept with her. - Genesis 30:4


  • Rachel named him Dan,* for she said, "God has vindicated me! He has heard my request and given me a son."1 - Genesis 30:6


  • Rachel named him Naphtali,* for she said, "I have had an intense struggle with my sister, and I am winning!"2 - Genesis 30:8


  • One day during the wheat harvest, Reuben found some mandrakes growing in a field and brought the roots to his mother, Leah. Rachel begged Leah to give some of them to her. - Genesis 30:14


  • But Leah angrily replied, "Wasn't it enough that you stole my husband? Now will you steal my son's mandrake roots, too?" Rachel said, "I will let him sleep with you tonight in exchange for the mandrake roots." - Genesis 30:15


  • Then God remembered Rachel's plight and answered her prayers by giving her a child. - Genesis 30:22


  • Soon after Joseph was born to Rachel, Jacob said to Laban, "I want to go back home. - Genesis 30:25


  • Jacob called Rachel and Leah out to the field where he was watching the flocks, - Genesis 31:4


  • Rachel and Leah said, "That's fine with us! There's nothing for us here--none of our father's wealth will come to us anyway. - Genesis 31:14


  • At the time they left, Laban was some distance away, shearing his sheep. Rachel stole her father's household gods and took them with her. - Genesis 31:19


  • But as for your household gods, let the person who has taken them die! If you find anything that belongs to you, I swear before all these relatives of ours, I will give it back without question." But Jacob didn't know that Rachel had taken them. - Genesis 31:32


  • Laban went first into Jacob's tent to search there, then into Leah's, and then he searched the tents of the two concubines, but he didn't find the gods. Finally, he went into Rachel's tent. - Genesis 31:33


  • Rachel had taken the household gods and had stuffed them into her camel saddle, and now she was sitting on them. So although Laban searched all the tents, he couldn't find them. - Genesis 31:34


  • "Forgive my not getting up, Father," Rachel explained. "I'm having my monthly period." So despite his thorough search, Laban didn't find them. - Genesis 31:35


  • Jacob now arranged his family into a column, with his two concubines and their children at the front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last. - Genesis 33:2


  • Next Leah came with her children, and they bowed down. Finally, Rachel and Joseph came and made their bows. - Genesis 33:7
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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