Genesis 30:3

And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Servant, like a maid of honour. Josephus says she was not a slave, no more than Zelpha. My knees, whom I may nurse with pleasure. It was an ancient custom to place the new-born infants upon the knees of some near relation, who gave them a name, and thus in a manner adopted them. (Chap. l. 22; Job iii. 12; Psalm xxi. 11.) (Homer) (Calmet)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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