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Genesis 29:32


So Leah became pregnant 1  and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, 2  for she said, “The Lord has looked with pity on my oppressed condition. 3  Surely my husband will love me now.”


Ge 35:22; Ge 37:21,22,29; Ge 42:22,27; Ge 46:8,9; Ge 49:3,4; Ex 3:7; Ex 4:31; De 26:7; 1Sa 1:11,20; 2Sa 16:12; 1Ch 5:1; Ps 25:18; Ps 106:44; Lu 1:25

NET © Notes

tn Or “Leah conceived” (also in vv. 33, 34, 35).

sn The name Reuben (רְאוּבֵן, rÿuven) means “look, a son.”

tn Heb “looked on my affliction.”

sn Leah’s explanation of the name Reuben reflects a popular etymology, not an exact one. The name means literally “look, a son.” Playing on the Hebrew verb “look,” she observes that the Lord has “looked” with pity on her oppressed condition. See further S. R. Driver, Genesis, 273.

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