1 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.
2 And Jacob’s anger burned against Rachel, and he said, Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?
3 And she said, Here is my servant Bilhah; go in to her, that she may bear upon my knees and that I also may have children through her.
4 And she gave him Bilhah her female servant as a wife, and Jacob went in to her.
5 And Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son.
6 And Rachel said, God has judged me, and has also heard my voice and given me a son; therefore she called his name Dan.
7 And Bilhah Rachel’s female servant conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.
8 And Rachel said, In wrestling with God, I have wrestled with my sister and have prevailed; so she called his name Naphtali.
9 Now when Leah saw that she ceased bearing, she took Zilpah her female servant and gave her to Jacob as a wife.
10 And Zilpah Leah’s female servant bore Jacob a son.
11 And Leah said, How fortunate! So she called his name Gad.
12 And Zilpah Leah’s female servant bore Jacob a second son.
13 And Leah said, Happy am I! For the daughters will call me blessed; so she called his name Asher.
14 And Reuben went out in the days of wheat harvest and found mandrakes in the field and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.
15 And she said to her, Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? And would you take away my son’s mandrakes also? So Rachel said, Then he may lie with you tonight in return for your son’s mandrakes.
16 And Jacob came from the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him and said, You must come in to me, for I have surely hired you with my son’s mandrakes. So he lay with her that night.
17 And God gave heed to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son.
18 And Leah said, God has given me my hire, because I gave my female servant to my husband; so she called his name Issachar.
19 And Leah conceived again and bore a sixth son to Jacob.
20 And Leah said, God has endowed me with a good dowry; now my husband will dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons; so she called his name Zebulun.
21 And afterward she bore a daughter and called her name Dinah.
22 Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb.
23 And she conceived and bore a son and said, God has taken away my reproach.
24 And she called his name Joseph, saying, May Jehovah add to me another son.