an unloved woman who is married, and a maidservant who displaces her mistress.
Under an unloved woman when she gets a husband, And a maidservant when she supplants her mistress.
a bitter woman who finally gets a husband, a servant girl who supplants her mistress.
when a whore is voted "woman of the year," when a "girlfriend" replaces a faithful wife.
A hated woman when she is married; and a servant-girl who takes the place of her master’s wife.
an unloved woman when she gets a husband, and a maid when she succeeds her mistress.
A hateful woman when she is married, And a maidservant who succeeds her mistress.
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1 tn The Hebrew term means “hated,” from שָׂנֵא (sane’), a feminine passive participle. The text does not say why she is hated; some have speculated that she might be odious (cf. KJV, ASV, NAB) or unattractive, but perhaps she is married to someone incapable of showing love (e.g., Gen 29:31, 33; Deut 21:15; Isa 60:5). Perhaps the strange situation of Jacob was in the mind of the sage, for Leah was described as “hated” (Gen 29:31).
2 tn The verb יָרַשׁ (yarash) means either (1) “to possess; to inherit” or (2) “to dispossess.” Often the process of possessing meant the dispossessing of those already there (e.g., Hagar and Sarah in Gen 16:5; 21:10); another example is the Israelites’ wars against the Canaanites.