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Genesis 30:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And she conceived, and bare a son: and said, God hath taken away my reproach:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So she conceived and bore a son and said, “God has taken away my reproach.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And she conceived, and bore a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And she conceived, and bore a son, and said, God has taken away my reproach.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So she conceived and bare a son,—and said, God hath taken away my reproach;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and she conceiveth and beareth a son, and saith, 'God hath gathered up my reproach;'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And she conceived, and bore a son, saying: God hath taken away my reproach.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And shee conceiued and bare a sonne, and said; God hath taken away my reproch:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And she conceived, and bore Jacob a son; and Rachel said, God has taken away my reproach.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, Elohim hath taken away my reproach:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And she conceived, 2029
{2029} Prime
הָרָה
harah
{haw-raw'}
A primitive root; to be (or become) pregnant, conceive (literally of figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and bare 3205
{3205} Prime
יָלַד
yalad
{yaw-lad'}
A primitive root; to bear young; causatively to beget; medically to act as midwife; specifically to show lineage.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a son; 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; 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 H0001, H0251, etc.).
and said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; 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.
hath taken away 622
{0622} Prime
אסף
'acaph
{aw-saf'}
A primitive root; to gather for any purpose; hence to receive, take away, that is, remove (destroy, leave behind, put up, restore, etc.).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
my reproach: 2781
{2781} Prime
חֶרְפָּה
cherpah
{kher-paw'}
From H2778; contumely, disgrace, the pudenda.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 30:14-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 30:23

And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my (g) reproach:

(g) Because fruitfulness came as God's blessing, who said "Increase and multiply", barrenness was counted as a curse.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
"Be fruitful and multiply," was the blessing of God: barrenness therefore was reckoned a reproach The intense desire of having children, observable among the Jewish women, arose not only from this reproach of barrenness, but from the hope of being the mother of the promised seed, and Him in whom all the nations of the earth were to be blessed.
Genesis 29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah [was] hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel [was] barren.
1 Samuel 1:5-6 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb. ... And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.
Isaiah 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
Luke 1:21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.
Luke 1:25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on [me], to take away my reproach among men.
Luke 1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name [was] Mary.
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