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Genesis 35 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Jacob Moves to Bethel

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:1 - 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 purify 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:5 - 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 - 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; it was named [fn]Allon-bacuth.

Jacob Is Named Israel

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:9 - 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.”
Thus 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 company of nations shall [fn]come from you,
And kings shall [fn]come forth from [fn]you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:12 - “The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac,
I will give it to you,
And I will give the land to your [fn]descendants after you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:13 - Then God went up from him in the place where He had spoken with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:14 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:16 - Then they journeyed from Bethel; and when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and she [fn]suffered severe labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:17 - 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 - 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 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:22 - It came about while Israel was dwelling in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine, and Israel heard of it. Now there were twelve sons of Jacob

The Sons of Israel

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:23 - the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn, then Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:24 - the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:25 - and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s maid: Dan and Naphtali;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:26 - and the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s maid: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:27 - Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre of Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had sojourned.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:28 - Now the days of Isaac were one hundred and eighty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:29 - 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.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: dwell
Literally: from the face of
Literally: in the way which
Literally: were in their hand
Or, terebinth
Or, a terror of God
I.e. the God of Bethel
Literally: from the face of
I.e. oak of weeping
Literally: Your name
Literally: his name
Hebrew: El Shaddai
Or, come into being
Literally: your loins
Literally: seed
I.e. the house of God
Literally: had difficulty in her giving birth
I.e. the son of my sorrow
I.e. the son of the right hand
Hebrew: Migdal-eder
Or, flock
Literally: and satisfied with days

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