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Genesis 35 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Return to Bethel
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God said to Jacob, “Get up! Go to Bethel and settle there. Build an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.”

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So Jacob said to his family and all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods that are among you. Purify yourselves and change your clothes.

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“We must get up and go to Bethel. I will build an altar there to the God who answered me in my day of distress. He has been with me everywhere I have gone.”

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Then they gave Jacob all their foreign gods and their earrings, and Jacob hid them under the oak near Shechem.

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When they set out, a terror from God came over the cities around them, and they did not pursue Jacob’s sons.

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So Jacob and all who were with him came to Luz (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan.

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Jacob built an altar there and called the place El-bethel[fn] because it was there that God had revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.

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Deborah, the one who had nursed and raised Rebekah,[fn] died and was buried under the oak south of Bethel. So Jacob named it Allon-bacuth.[fn]

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God appeared to Jacob again after he returned from Paddan-aram, and he blessed him.

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God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; you will no longer be named Jacob, but your name will be Israel.” So he named him Israel.

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God also said to him, “I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation, indeed an assembly of nations, will come from you, and kings will descend from you.[fn]

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“I will give to you the land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac. And I will give the land to your future descendants.”

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Then God withdrew[fn] from him at the place where he had spoken to him.

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Jacob set up a marker at the place where he had spoken to him ​— ​a stone marker. He poured a drink offering on it and poured oil on it.

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Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him Bethel.

Rachel’s Death
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They set out from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth, and her labor was difficult.

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During her difficult labor, the midwife said to her, “Don’t be afraid, for you have another son.”

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With her last breath ​— ​for she was dying ​— ​she named him Ben-oni,[fn] but his father called him Benjamin.[fn]

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So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).

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Jacob set up a marker on her grave; it is the marker at Rachel’s grave still today.

Israel’s Sons
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Israel set out again and pitched his tent beyond the Tower of Eder.[fn]

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While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard about it.

Jacob had twelve sons:

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Leah’s sons were Reuben (Jacob’s firstborn),

Simeon, Levi, Judah,

Issachar, and Zebulun.

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Rachel’s sons were

Joseph and Benjamin.

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The sons of Rachel’s slave Bilhah

were Dan and Naphtali.

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The sons of Leah’s slave Zilpah

were Gad and Asher.

These are the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan-aram.

Isaac’s Death
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Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had stayed.

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Isaac lived 180 years.

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He took his last breath and died, and was gathered to his people, old and full of days. His sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

CSB Footnotes
= God of Bethel
Lit Deborah, Rebekah’s wet nurse ; Gn 24:59
= Oak of Weeping
Lit will come from your loins
Lit went up
= Son of My Sorrow
= Son of the Right Hand
Or beyond Migdal-eder

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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