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Genesis 35 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jacob Moves to Bethel

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Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and 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, “Remove the foreign gods which are among you, and purify yourselves and change your garments;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:3 - and let’s arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me on the day of my distress and has been with me [fn]wherever I have gone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:4 - So they gave 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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As they journeyed, there was [fn]a great terror 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 - Then 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 - Now Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the oak; and it was named [fn]Allon-bacuth.

Jacob Is Named 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 - God said to him,

“Your name is Jacob;

[fn]You shall no longer be called Jacob,

But Israel shall be your name.”

So He called [fn]him Israel.

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

“I am [fn]God Almighty;

Be fruitful and multiply;

A nation and a multitude of nations shall [fn]come from you,

And kings shall [fn]come from [fn]you.

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

I will give to you,

And I will give the land to your [fn]descendants after you.”

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:17 - And when she was suffering severe difficulties in her labor, the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for you have another son!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:18 - And it came about, 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 memorial stone over her grave; that is the memorial stone 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 Israel

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And it came about, while Israel was living in that land, that Reuben went and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard about it.

Now there were twelve sons of Jacob

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:23 - the sons of Leah were Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn, then Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:24 - the sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:25 - and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s female slave, were Dan and Naphtali;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:26 - and the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s female slave, were Gad and Asher. These were the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram.
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Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre of Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had resided.

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Now the days of Isaac were 180 years.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:29 - Then Isaac breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people, an old man [fn]of ripe age; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit from the face of
Lit in the way which
Lit were in their hand
Or terebinth
Or a terror of God
I.e., the God of Bethel
Lit from the face of
I.e., oak of weeping
Lit Your name
Lit his name
Heb El Shaddai
Or come into being
Or come into being
Lit your loins
Lit seed
I.e., house of God
I.e., the son of my sorrow
I.e., the son of the right hand
Heb Migdal-eder
Or flock
Lit and satisfied with days

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