31When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her
to conceive, but Rachel remained childless.
32Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named
him Reuben, for she said, “It is because the Lord has seen my
misery. Surely my husband will love me now.”
33She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she
said, “Because the Lord heard that I am not loved, he gave me
this one too.” So she named him Simeon.
34Again she conceived, and when she gave birth to a son she
said, “Now at last my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.” So he was named Levi.
35She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she
said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” So she named him
Judah. Then she stopped having children.
God is always just in his judgments.