SEV Biblia, Chapter 30:3 Y ella dijo: He aquí mi sierva Bilha; entra a ella, y dará a luz sobre mis rodillas, y yo también tendré hijos de ella.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Genesis 30:3 Verse 3. She shall bear upon my knees] The handmaid was the sole property of the mistress, as has already been remarked in the case of Hagar; and therefore not only all her labour, but even the children borne by her, were the property of the mistress. These female slaves, therefore, bore children vicariously for their mistresses; and this appears to be the import of the term, she shall bear upon my knees.
That I may also have children by her.] hnmm hnbaw veibbaneh mimmennah, and I shall be built up by her. Hence b ben, a son or child, from hnb banah, to build; because, as a house is formed of the stones, &c., that enter into its composition, so is a family by children.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-13 - Rachel envied her sister: envy is grieving at the good of another, tha which no sin is more hateful to God, or more hurtful to our neighbour and ourselves. She considered not that God made the difference, an that in other things she had the advantage. Let us carefully watc against all the risings and workings of this passion in our minds. Le not our eye be evil towards any of our fellow-servants, because ou Master's is good. Jacob loved Rachel, and therefore reproved her for what she said amiss. Faithful reproofs show true affection. God may be to us instead of any creature; but it is sin and folly to place an creature in God's stead, and to place that confidence in any creature which should be placed in God only. At the persuasion of Rachel, Jaco took Bilhah her handmaid to wife, that, according to the usage of thos times, her children might be owned as her mistress's children. Had no Rachel's heart been influenced by evil passions, she would have though her sister's children nearer to her, and more entitled to her care tha Bilhah's. But children whom she had a right to rule, were mor desirable to her than children she had more reason to love. As an earl instance of her power over these children, she takes pleasure in giving them names that carry in them marks of rivalry with her sister. Se what roots of bitterness envy and strife are, and what mischief the make among relations. At the persuasion of Leah, Jacob took Zilpah he handmaid to wife also. See the power of jealousy and rivalship, an admire the wisdom of the Divine appointment, which joins together on man and one woman only; for God hath called us to peace and purity.
Original Hebrew ותאמר 559 הנה 2009 אמתי 519 בלהה 1090 בא 935 אליה 413 ותלד 3205 על 5921 ברכי 1290 ואבנה 1129 גם 1571 אנכי 595 ממנה׃ 4480