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Genesis 35

1 Jacob returns to Beth-el

1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to ch. 28:19Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, ch. 28:13that appeared unto thee ch. 27:43when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

2 Then Jacob said unto his ch. 18:19;Josh. 24:15household, and to all that were with him, Put away ch. 31:19,34;Josh. 24:2,23;1 Sam. 7:3the strange gods that are among you, and Ex. 19:10be clean, and change your garments:

3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, ch. 32:7,24who answered me in the day of my distress, ch. 28:20;& 31:3,42and was with me in the way which I went.

4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their Hos. 2:13earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under Josh. 24:26;Judg. 9:6the oak which was by Shechem.

5 And they journeyed: and Ex. 15:16;Deut. 11:25;Josh. 2:9;1 Sam. 14:15the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

6 So Jacob came to ch. 28:19,22Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Beth-el, he and all the people that were with him.

7 And he Eccl. 5:4built there an altar, and called the place [a]El-beth-el: because ch. 28:13there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

8 But ch. 24:59Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Beth-el under an oak: and the name of it was called [b]Allon-bachuth.

9 And Hos. 12:4God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padan-aram, and blessed him.

10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: ch. 17:5thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, ch. 32:28but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

11 And God said unto him, ch. 17:1;& 48:3,4;Ex. 6:3I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; ch. 17:5,6,16;& 28:3;& 48:4a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

12 And the land ch. 12:7;& 13:15;& 26:3,4;& 28:13which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

13 And God ch. 17:22went up from him in the place where he talked with him.

14 And Jacob ch. 28:18set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.

15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, ch. 28:19Beth-el.

16 The deaths of Rachel and Isaac

16 And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was but [c]a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; ch. 30:24;1 Sam. 4:20thou shalt have this son also.

18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing (for she died) that she called his name [d]Ben-oni: but his father called him [e]Benjamin.

19 And ch. 48:7Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ruth 1:2;Mic. 5:2;Mat. 2:6Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem.

20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave 1 Sam. 10:2unto this day.

21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond Mic. 4:8the tower of Edar.

22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and ch. 49:4;1 Chr. 5:1lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

23 The sons of Leah; ch. 46:8;Ex. 1:2Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:

24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:

25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:

26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.

27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto ch. 13:18Mamre, unto the Josh. 14:15city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.

29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and ch. 15:15;& 25:8was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and See ch. 25:9;& 49:31his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

30 The descendants of Esau

Footnotes:

a. Genesis 35:7 That is, The God of Beth-el
b. Genesis 35:8 That is, The oak of weeping
c. Genesis 35:16 Heb. a little piece of ground
d. Genesis 35:18 That is, The son of my sorrow
e. Genesis 35:18 That is, The son of the right hand