And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
And he put the handmaids and their children foremost,.... In the first division, as being less honourable and less beloved by him:
and Leah and her children after; still according to the degree of honour and affection due unto them; Leah being a wife that was imposed and forced upon him:
and Rachel and Joseph hindermost; being most beloved by him, and therefore most careful of them; Rachel being his principal and lawful wife, and who had the greatest share in his affection, and Joseph his only child by her.