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9Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez,#4:9 Jabez sounds like the Hebrew for pain. saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” 10Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
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