Transnaming: Genesis 29:31-35

04 Jan

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:


When the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren. And Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben, for she said, “Because the LORD has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.” She conceived again and bore a son, and said, “Because the LORD has heard that I am hated, he has given me this son also.” And she called his name Simeon. Again she conceived and bore a son, and said, “Now this time my husband will be attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.” Therefore his name was called Levi. And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, “This time I will praise the LORD.” Therefore she called his name Judah. Then she ceased bearing. (Genesis 29:31-35)


God looked down on our troubles, and He saw that man was overtaken by all sorts of troubles and was suffering; people were wearied of trying to resit. And so He sent His son; He who hears our suffering, one who would join us to God and God to us, and so all praised His name.

Explanation of the transname:

I really love verses like this: verses were the Gospel is so clear I can’t really miss it, it makes studying the Bible very enjoyable. — Anyway, here are the meanings of the names:

Leah: Wearied – She and Jacob had four sons:

Reuben: Behold A Son

Simeon: He Who Hears

Levi: Joined

Judah: Let Him (God) Be Praised

New Testament confirmation:

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet was without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)

God listens and He understands how we feel because He’s felt the same way. “He who listens.”

The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. (Mark 15:38)

Meaning we now have complete access to God; now we can be “joined to” God; something which means God now lives in us.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland


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2 responses to “Transnaming: Genesis 29:31-35

  1. Naphtali

    January 4, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Never thought about the curtain being torn into and now we have complete access to God! makes sense though! great post!

    • Joshua Cleveland

      January 4, 2012 at 7:18 PM

      Thank you Naphtali (all the glory to God):). And thank Jesus, that by His death for us He has allowed us to pray to Him in this life and “look full into His wonderful face” in the next.


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