66 verses

Gen 12:8

(NIV)
From there he went on towards the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the  Lord and called on the name of the  Lord.

(ESV)
From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the  Lord and called upon the name of the  Lord.

Gen 13:3

(NIV)
From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier
(ESV)
And he journeyed on from the Negeb as far as Bethel to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,

Gen 28:19

(NIV)
He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz.

(ESV)
He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.

Gen 31:13

(NIV)
I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and where you made a vow to me. Now leave this land at once and go back to your native land.”’

(ESV)
I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and made a vow to me. Now arise, go out from this land and return to the land of your kindred.’”

Gen 35:1

(NIV)
Then God said to Jacob, ‘Go up to Bethel and settle there, and build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.’

(ESV)
God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there. Make an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.”

Gen 35:3

(NIV)
Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone.’
(ESV)
Then let us arise and go up to Bethel, so that I may make there an altar to the God who answers me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone.”

Gen 35:6

(NIV)
Jacob and all the people with him came to Luz (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan.
(ESV)
And Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him,

Gen 35:7

(NIV)
There he built an altar, and he called the place El Bethel, because it was there that God revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.

(ESV)
and there he built an altar and called the place El-bethel, because there God had revealed himself to him when he fled from his brother.

Gen 35:8

(NIV)
Now Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died and was buried under the oak outside Bethel. So it was named Allon Bakuth.

(ESV)
And Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died, and she was buried under an oak below Bethel. So he called its name Allon-bacuth.

Gen 35:15

(NIV)
Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.

(ESV)
So Jacob called the name of the place where God had spoken with him Bethel.

Gen 35:16

(NIV)
Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty.
(ESV)
Then they journeyed from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel went into labor, and she had hard labor.

Josh 7:2

(NIV)
Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth Aven to the east of Bethel, and told them, ‘Go up and spy out the region.’ So the men went up and spied out Ai.

(ESV)
Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth-aven, east of Bethel, and said to them, “Go up and spy out the land.” And the men went up and spied out Ai.

Josh 8:9

(NIV)
Then Joshua sent them off, and they went to the place of ambush and lay in wait between Bethel and Ai, to the west of Ai – but Joshua spent that night with the people.

(ESV)
So Joshua sent them out. And they went to the place of ambush and lay between Bethel and Ai, to the west of Ai, but Joshua spent that night among the people.

Josh 8:12

(NIV)
Joshua had taken about five thousand men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city.
(ESV)
He took about 5,000 men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city.

Josh 8:17

(NIV)
Not a man remained in Ai or Bethel who did not go after Israel. They left the city open and went in pursuit of Israel.

(ESV)
Not a man was left in Ai or Bethel who did not go out after Israel. They left the city open and pursued Israel.

Josh 12:9

(NIV)
the king of Jericho
one

the king of Ai (near Bethel)
one
(ESV)
the king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one;

Josh 12:16

(NIV)
the king of Makkedah
one

the king of Bethel
one
(ESV)
the king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;

Josh 16:1

(NIV)
The land allotted to Joseph began at the Jordan, east of the springs of Jericho, and went up from there through the desert into the hill country of Bethel.
(ESV)
The allotment of the people of Joseph went from the Jordan by Jericho, east of the waters of Jericho, into the wilderness, going up from Jericho into the hill country to Bethel.

Josh 16:2

(NIV)
It went on from Bethel (that is, Luz), crossed over to the territory of the Arkites in Ataroth,
(ESV)
Then going from Bethel to Luz, it passes along to Ataroth, the territory of the Archites.

Josh 18:13

(NIV)
From there it crossed to the south slope of Luz (that is, Bethel) and went down to Ataroth Addar on the hill south of Lower Beth Horon.

(ESV)
From there the boundary passes along southward in the direction of Luz, to the shoulder of Luz (that is, Bethel), then the boundary goes down to Ataroth-addar, on the mountain that lies south of Lower Beth-horon.

Josh 18:22

(NIV)
Beth Arabah, Zemaraim, Bethel,
(ESV)
Beth-arabah, Zemaraim, Bethel,

Judg 1:22

(NIV)
Now the tribes of Joseph attacked Bethel, and the  Lord was with them.
(ESV)
The house of Joseph also went up against Bethel, and the  Lord was with them.

Judg 1:23

(NIV)
When they sent men to spy out Bethel (formerly called Luz),
(ESV)
And the house of Joseph scouted out Bethel. ( Now the name of the city was formerly Luz.)

Judg 4:5

(NIV)
She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her to have their disputes decided.
(ESV)
She used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the people of Israel came up to her for judgment.

Judg 20:18

(NIV)
The Israelites went up to Bethel and enquired of God. They said, ‘Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Benjaminites?’

The  Lord replied, ‘Judah shall go first.’

(ESV)
The people of Israel arose and went up to Bethel and inquired of God, “Who shall go up first for us to fight against the people of Benjamin?” And the  Lord said, “Judah shall go up first.”

Judg 20:26

(NIV)
Then all the Israelites, the whole army, went up to Bethel, and there they sat weeping before the  Lord. They fasted that day until evening and presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings to the  Lord.
(ESV)
Then all the people of Israel, the whole army, went up and came to Bethel and wept. They sat there before the  Lord and fasted that day until evening, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the  Lord.

Judg 20:31

(NIV)
The Benjaminites came out to meet them and were drawn away from the city. They began to inflict casualties on the Israelites as before, so that about thirty men fell in the open field and on the roads – the one leading to Bethel and the other to Gibeah.
(ESV)
And the people of Benjamin went out against the people and were drawn away from the city. And as at other times they began to strike and kill some of the people in the highways, one of which goes up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah, and in the open country, about thirty men of Israel.

Judg 21:2

(NIV)
The people went to Bethel, where they sat before God until evening, raising their voices and weeping bitterly.
(ESV)
And the people came to Bethel and sat there till evening before God, and they lifted up their voices and wept bitterly.

Judg 21:19

(NIV)
But look, there is the annual festival of the  Lord in Shiloh, which lies north of Bethel, east of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem, and south of Lebonah.’

(ESV)
So they said, “Behold, there is the yearly feast of the  Lord at Shiloh, which is north of Bethel, on the east of the highway that goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and south of Lebonah.”

1Sam 7:16

(NIV)
From year to year he went on a circuit from Bethel to Gilgal to Mizpah, judging Israel in all those places.
(ESV)
And he went on a circuit year by year to Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpah. And he judged Israel in all these places.

1Sam 10:3

(NIV)
‘Then you will go on from there until you reach the great tree of Tabor. Three men going up to worship God at Bethel will meet you there. One will be carrying three young goats, another three loaves of bread, and another a skin of wine.
(ESV)
Then you shall go on from there farther and come to the oak of Tabor. Three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there, one carrying three young goats, another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a skin of wine.

1Sam 13:2

(NIV)
Saul chose three thousand men from Israel; two thousand were with him at Michmash and in the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan at Gibeah in Benjamin. The rest of the men he sent back to their homes.

(ESV)
Saul chose three thousand men of Israel. Two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin. The rest of the people he sent home, every man to his tent.

1Sam 30:27

(NIV)
David sent it to those who were in Bethel, Ramoth Negev and Jattir;
(ESV)
It was for those in Bethel, in Ramoth of the Negeb, in Jattir,

1Kgs 12:29

(NIV)
One he set up in Bethel, and the other in Dan.
(ESV)
And he set one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan.

1Kgs 12:32

(NIV)
He instituted a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the festival held in Judah, and offered sacrifices on the altar. This he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves he had made. And at Bethel he also installed priests at the high places he had made.
(ESV)
And Jeroboam appointed a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month like the feast that was in Judah, and he offered sacrifices on the altar. So he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he made. And he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places that he had made.

1Kgs 12:33

(NIV)
On the fifteenth day of the eighth month, a month of his own choosing, he offered sacrifices on the altar he had built at Bethel. So he instituted the festival for the Israelites and went up to the altar to make offerings.

(ESV)
He went up to the altar that he had made in Bethel on the fifteenth day in the eighth month, in the month that he had devised from his own heart. And he instituted a feast for the people of Israel and went up to the altar to make offerings.

1Kgs 13:1

(NIV)
By the word of the  Lord a man of God came from Judah to Bethel, as Jeroboam was standing by the altar to make an offering.
(ESV)
And behold, a man of God came out of Judah by the word of the  Lord to Bethel. Jeroboam was standing by the altar to make offerings.

1Kgs 13:4

(NIV)
When King Jeroboam heard what the man of God cried out against the altar at Bethel, he stretched out his hand from the altar and said, ‘Seize him!’ But the hand he stretched out towards the man shrivelled up, so that he could not pull it back.
(ESV)
And when the king heard the saying of the man of God, which he cried against the altar at Bethel, Jeroboam stretched out his hand from the altar, saying, “Seize him.” And his hand, which he stretched out against him, dried up, so that he could not draw it back to himself.

1Kgs 13:10

(NIV)
So he took another road and did not return by the way he had come to Bethel.

(ESV)
So he went another way and did not return by the way that he came to Bethel.

1Kgs 13:11

(NIV)
Now there was a certain old prophet living in Bethel, whose sons came and told him all that the man of God had done there that day. They also told their father what he had said to the king.
(ESV)
Now an old prophet lived in Bethel. And his sons came and told him all that the man of God had done that day in Bethel. They also told to their father the words that he had spoken to the king.

1Kgs 13:32

(NIV)
For the message he declared by the word of the  Lord against the altar in Bethel and against all the shrines on the high places in the towns of Samaria will certainly come true.’

(ESV)
For the saying that he called out by the word of the  Lord against the altar in Bethel and against all the houses of the high places that are in the cities of Samaria shall surely come to pass.”

1Kgs 16:34

(NIV)
In Ahab’s time, Hiel of Bethel rebuilt Jericho. He laid its foundations at the cost of his firstborn son Abiram, and he set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, in accordance with the word of the  Lord spoken by Joshua son of Nun.

(ESV)
In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the  Lord, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.

2Kgs 2:2

(NIV)
Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Stay here; the  Lord has sent me to Bethel.’

But Elisha said, ‘As surely as the  Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.’ So they went down to Bethel.

(ESV)
And Elijah said to Elisha, “Please stay here, for the  Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the  Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

2Kgs 2:3

(NIV)
The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, ‘Do you know that the  Lord is going to take your master from you today?’

‘Yes, I know,’ Elisha replied, ‘so be quiet.’

(ESV)
And the sons of the prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that today the  Lord will take away your master from over you?” And he said, “Yes, I know it; keep quiet.”

2Kgs 2:23

(NIV)
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. ‘Get out of here, baldy!’ they said. ‘Get out of here, baldy!’
(ESV)
He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!”

2Kgs 10:29

(NIV)
However, he did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit – the worship of the golden calves at Bethel and Dan.

(ESV)
But Jehu did not turn aside from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat which he made Israel to sin—that is, the golden calves that were in Bethel and in Dan.

2Kgs 17:28

(NIV)
So one of the priests who had been exiled from Samaria came to live in Bethel and taught them how to worship the  Lord.

(ESV)
So one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and lived in Bethel and taught them how they should fear the  Lord.

2Kgs 23:4

(NIV)
The king ordered Hilkiah the high priest, the priests next in rank and the doorkeepers to remove from the temple of the  Lord all the articles made for Baal and Asherah and all the starry hosts. He burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron Valley and took the ashes to Bethel.
(ESV)
And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest and the priests of the second order and the keepers of the threshold to bring out of the temple of the  Lord all the vessels made for Baal, for Asherah, and for all the host of heaven. He burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron and carried their ashes to Bethel.

2Kgs 23:15

(NIV)
Even the altar at Bethel, the high place made by Jeroboam son of Nebat, who had caused Israel to sin – even that altar and high place he demolished. He burned the high place and ground it to powder, and burned the Asherah pole also.
(ESV)
Moreover, the altar at Bethel, the high place erected by Jeroboam the son of Nebat who made Israel to sin that altar with the high place he pulled down and burned reducing it to dust. He also burned the Asherah.

2Kgs 23:17

(NIV)
The king asked, ‘What is that tombstone I see?’

The people of the city said, ‘It marks the tomb of the man of God who came from Judah and pronounced against the altar of Bethel the very things you have done to it.’

(ESV)
Then he said, “What is that monument that I see?” And the men of the city told him, “It is the tomb of the man of God who came from Judah and predicted these things that you have done against the altar at Bethel.”

2Kgs 23:19

(NIV)
Just as he had done at Bethel, Josiah removed all the shrines at the high places that the kings of Israel had built in the towns of Samaria and that had aroused the  Lord’s anger.
(ESV)
And Josiah removed all the shrines also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which kings of Israel had made, provoking the  Lord to anger. He did to them according to all that he had done at Bethel.

1Chr 7:28

(NIV)
Their lands and settlements included Bethel and its surrounding villages, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages all the way to Ayyah and its villages.
(ESV)
Their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, and to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer and its towns, Shechem and its towns, and Ayyah and its towns;

2Chr 13:19

(NIV)
Abijah pursued Jeroboam and took from him the towns of Bethel, Jeshanah and Ephron, with their surrounding villages.
(ESV)
And Abijah pursued Jeroboam and took cities from him, Bethel with its villages and Jeshanah with its villages and Ephron with its villages.

2Chr 23:14

(NIV)
Jehoiada the priest sent out the commanders of units of a hundred, who were in charge of the troops, and said to them: ‘Bring her out between the ranks and put to the sword anyone who follows her.’ For the priest had said, ‘Do not put her to death at the temple of the  Lord.’
(ESV)
Then Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains who were set over the army, saying to them, “Bring her out between the ranks, and anyone who follows her is to be put to death with the sword.” For the priest said, “Do not put her to death in the house of the  Lord.”

Ezra 2:28

(NIV)
of Bethel and Ai
223
(ESV)
The men of Bethel and Ai, 223.

Neh 7:32

(NIV)
of Bethel and Ai
123
(ESV)
The men of Bethel and Ai, 123.

Neh 11:31

(NIV)
The descendants of the Benjaminites from Geba lived in Mikmash, Aija, Bethel and its settlements,
(ESV)
The people of Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash, Aija, Bethel and its villages,

Jer 48:13

(NIV)
Then Moab will be ashamed of Chemosh,
as Israel was ashamed
when they trusted in Bethel.
(ESV)
Then Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel, their confidence.

Hos 10:15

(NIV)
So will it happen to you, Bethel,
because your wickedness is great.
When that day dawns,
the king of Israel will be completely destroyed.
(ESV)
Thus it shall be done to you, O Bethel,
because of your great evil.
At dawn the king of Israel
shall be utterly cut off.

Hos 12:4

(NIV)
He struggled with the angel and overcame him;
he wept and begged for his favour.
He found him at Bethel
and talked with him there –
(ESV)
He strove with the angel and prevailed;
he wept and sought his favor.
He met God at Bethel,
and there God spoke with us—
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