Genesis 35


Jacob Builds an Altar at Beth-el

[3said 1And 2God] to Jacob, Rising up, ascend unto the place Beth-el! And live there, and make there an altar to God! to the one appearing to you in the running away from the face of Esau your brother. [3said 1And 2Jacob] to his house, and to all the ones with him, Take away [3gods 1the 2alien] from your midst, and cleanse and change your robes! And rising up, let us ascend unto Beth-el, and let us make there an altar to God! to the one taking heed of me in the day of affliction, who was with me, and preserved me in the way which I went. And they gave to Jacob [3gods 1the 2alien], which were in their hands, and the ear-rings in their ears. And [2hid 3them 1Jacob] under the turpentine tree, the one in Shechem. And he destroyed them unto today's day. And Israel lifted away from Shechem. And there was a fear of God upon the cities round about them. And they did not pursue after the sons of Israel. [3came 1And 2Jacob] into Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, which is Beth-el, he and all the people who were with him. And he built there an altar, and he called the name of the place, Beth-el, for there [2appeared 3to him 1God] in his running away from the face of Esau his brother. [6died 1And 2Deborah 3the 4nurse 5of Rebekah], and they entombed her below Beth-el, under the acorn tree, and Jacob called the name of it, Acorn tree of Mourning.

God Changes Jacob's Name to Israel

[3appeared 1And 2God] to Jacob still in Luz, when he came from out of Mesopotamia of Syria. And [2blessed 3him 1God]. 10 And [2said 3to him 1God], Your name shall not be called any longer Jacob, but Israel will be your name. And he called his name Israel. 11 [3said 1And 4to him 2God], I am your God. Grow and multiply! Nations and gatherings of nations will be from you, and kings [2from 3your loin 1shall come forth]. 12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, [3to you 1I give 2it]. And to your seed after you I shall give this land. 13 [3ascended 1And 2God] from him, from the place where he spoke with him. 14 And Jacob set up a monument in the place in which [2spoke 3with 4him 1God] -- [2monument 1a stone]. And he offered upon it a libation, and he poured upon it olive oil. 15 And Jacob called the name of the place in which [2spoke 3with 4him 5there 1God], Beth-el.

Death of Rachel

16 [3departed 1And 2Jacob] from Beth-el, and he pitched his tent beyond the tower of Gader. And it came to pass when he approached Chabratha, to come into Ephrath, Rachel bore. And in the giving birth she suffered birth pangs. 17 And it came to pass in her harshly bearing, [3said 4to her 1the 2midwife], Be of courage! for also this [3to you 1is 2a son]. 18 And it came to pass in her letting go the soul, for she was dying, she called his name, Son of my Grief; but the father called his name, Benjamin. 19 [3died 1And 2Rachel], and she was entombed in the way of Ephrath, this is Beth-lehem. 20 And Jacob set up a monument for her memorial. This is the monument upon the tomb of Rachel, until this day. 21 And it came to pass when Israel dwelt in that land, Reuben went and bedded with Bilhah, the concubine of his father Jacob. And Israel heard, and [2wicked 1it appeared] before him.

Generations of Jacob and the Death of Isaac

22 [5were 1And 2the 3sons 4of Jacob] twelve. 23 The sons of Leah, the first-born of Jacob, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun. 24 And the sons of Rachel, Joseph and Benjamin. 25 And the sons of Bilhah the maidservant of Rachel, Dan and Naphtali. 26 And the sons of Zilpah the maidservant of Leah, Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, the ones who were born to him in Mesopotamia of Syria. 27 [3came 1And 2Jacob] to Isaac his father in Mamre, in a city of the plain -- this is Hebron, in the land of Canaan, where [4sojourned 1Abraham 2and 3Isaac]. 28 And were the days of Isaac which he lived, [3years 1a hundred 2eighty]. 29 And failing, Isaac died. And he was added to his family, older and full of days. And [7entombed 8him 1Esau 2and 3Jacob 5two 6sons 4his].
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