1 A copy of the words of Binyamin which he testified to his sons, having lived one hundred twenty-five years.

2 He kissed them and said, Just as Yitsḥaq was born to Aḇraham in his old age, so I was born to Ya’aqoḇ.

3 Since Raḥĕl, my mother, died as she was bearing me, I had no milk from her, but was nursed instead by Bilhah, her maid servant.

4 For after Raḥĕl bore Yosĕph she was barren for twelve years; she prayed to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, with fasting,

5 and conceived and gave birth to me. My father loved Raḥĕl exceedingly, and prayed that he might see two sons born from her.

6 For this reason I was called Binyamin, that is son of days.