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Genesis 35 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Jacob Goes Up to Bethel

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Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and [fn]live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled [fn]from your brother Esau.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:2 - So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods which are among you and cleanse yourselves and change your garments;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:3 - and let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me [fn]wherever I have gone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:4 - So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which [fn]they had and the rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the [fn]oak which was near Shechem.
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Then they journeyed on, and there was [fn]a terror from God upon the cities which were around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:6 - So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:7 - And he built an altar there and called the place [fn]El-bethel, because there God had revealed Himself to him when he fled [fn]from his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:8 - Then Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the oak; it was named [fn]Allon-bacuth.

Jacob Is Renamed Israel

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Then God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:10 - And God said to him,

“Your name is Jacob;

Your name shall no longer be called Jacob,

But Israel shall be your name.”

Thus He called his name Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:11 - God also said to him,

“I am [fn]God Almighty;

Be fruitful and multiply;

A nation and an assembly of nations shall [fn]come from you,

And kings shall [fn]come forth from your loins.

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“And the land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac,

I will give it to you,

And I will give the land to your seed after you.”

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Then God went up from him in the place where He had spoken with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:14 - And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He had spoken with him, a pillar of stone, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:15 - So Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him, [fn]Bethel.
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Then they journeyed from Bethel; and there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, and Rachel gave birth, and she [fn]suffered severely in her labor.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:17 - Now it happened that when she was in severe labor the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for now you have another son.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:18 - Now it happened as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him [fn]Ben-oni; but his father called him [fn]Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:19 - So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:20 - And Jacob set up a pillar over her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:21 - Then Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the [fn]tower of [fn]Eder.

The Sons of Jacob

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Now it happened while Israel was dwelling in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine, and Israel heard of it.

And there were twelve sons of Jacob

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the sons of Leah:

Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn,

then Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun;

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the sons of Rachel:

Joseph and Benjamin;

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and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s servant-woman:

Dan and Naphtali;

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and the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s servant-woman:

Gad and Asher.

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

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And Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre of Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had sojourned.

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Now the days of Isaac were 180 years.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:29 - And Isaac breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, an old man and full of days; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
LSB Footnotes
Lit dwell
Lit from the face of
Lit in the way which
Lit were in their hand
Or terebinth
Or a terror of God
The God of Bethel
Lit from the face of
Lit oak of weeping
Heb El Shaddai
Or come into being
Or come into being
Lit the house of God
Lit had difficulty in her giving birth
Lit the son of my sorrow
Lit the son of the right hand
Heb Migdal-eder
Or flock

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