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Genesis 35

God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el.

Genesis 35:1 In the mean time God said to Jacob: Arise and go up to Bethel, and dwell there, and make there an altar to God, who appeared to thee when thou didst flee from Esau, thy brother.

He purgeth his house of idols.

Genesis 35:2 And Jacob having called together all his household, said: Cast away the strange gods that are among you, and be cleansed, and change your garments. Genesis 35:3 Arise, and let us go up to Bethel, that we may make there an altar to God; who heard me in the day of my affliction, and accompained me in my journey. Genesis 35:4 So they gave him all the strange gods they had, and the earrings which were in their ears: and he buried them under the turpentine tree, that is behind the city of Sichem. Genesis 35:5 And when they were departed, the terror of God fell upon all the cities round about, and they durst not pursue after them as they went away.

He buildeth an altar at Beth-el.

Genesis 35:6 And Jacob came to Luza, which is in the land of Chanaan, surnamed Bethel: he and all the people that were with him. Genesis 35:7 And he built there an altar, and called the name of that place, The house of God: for there God appeared to him when he fled from his brother.

Deborah dieth at Allon-bachuth.

Genesis 35:8 At the same time Debora, the nurse of Rebecca, died, and was buried at the foot of Bethel, under an oak, and the name of that place was called, The oak of weeping.

God blesseth Jacob at Beth-el.

Genesis 35:9 And God appeared again to Jacob, after he returned from Mesopotamia of Syria, and he blessed him, Genesis 35:10 Saying: Thou shalt not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name. And he called him Israel. Genesis 35:11 And said to him: I am God almighty, increase thou and be multiplied. Nations and peoples of nations shall be from thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins. Genesis 35:12 And the land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give to thee, and to thy seed after thee. Genesis 35:13 And he departed from him. Genesis 35:14 But he set up a monument of stone, in the place where God had spoken to him: pouring drink-offerings upon it, and pouring oil thereon: Genesis 35:15 And calling the name of that place Bethel.

Rachel travaileth of Benjamin, and dieth in the way to Ephrath.

Genesis 35:16 And going forth from thence, he came in the spring time to the land which leadeth to Ephrata: wherein when Rachel was in travail, Genesis 35:17 By reason of her hard labour, she began to be in danger, and the midwife said to her: Fear not, for thou shalt have this son also. Genesis 35:18 And when her soul was departing for pain, and death was now at hand, she called the name of her son Benoni, that is, the son of my pain: but his father called him Benjamin, that is, the son of the right hand. Genesis 35:19 So Rachel died, and was buried in the highway that leadeth to Ephrata, this is Bethlehem. Genesis 35:20 And Jacob erected a pillar over her sepulchre: this is the pillar of Rachel's monument, to this day.

Genesis 35:21 Departing thence, he pitched his tent beyond the Flock tower.

Reuben lieth with Bilhah.

Genesis 35:22 And when he dwelt in that country, Ruben went, and slept with Bala the concubine of his father: which he was not ignorant of. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.

The sons of Jacob.

Genesis 35:23 The sons of Lia: Ruben the first born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Juda, and Issachar, and Zabulon. Genesis 35:24 The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin. Genesis 35:25 The sons of Bala, Rachel's handmaid: Dan and Nephthali. Genesis 35:26 The sons of Zelpha, Lia's handmaid: Gad and Aser: these are the sons of Jacob, that were born to him in Mesopotamia of Syria.

Jacob cometh to Isaac at Hebron.

Genesis 35:27 And he came to Isaac his father in Mambre, the city of Arbee, this is Hebron: wherein Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

The age, death, and burial of Isaac.

Genesis 35:28 And the days of Isaac were a hundred and eighty years. Genesis 35:29 And being spent with age he died, and was gathered to his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

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