14In the days of wheat harvest Reuben went and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Please give me some of your sons mandrakes. 15But she said to her, Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? Would you take away my sons mandrakes also? Rachel said, Then he may lie with you tonight for your sons mandrakes. 16When Jacob came from the field in the evening, Leah went out to meet him, and said, You must come in to me; for I have hired you with my sons mandrakes. So he lay with her that night. 17And God heeded Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son. 18Leah said, God has given me my hire because I gave my maid to my husband; so she named him Issachar. 19And Leah conceived again, and she bore Jacob a sixth son. 20Then Leah said, God has endowed me with a good dowry; now my husband will honor me, because I have borne him six sons; so she named him Zebulun. 21Afterwards she bore a daughter, and named her Dinah.
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