THE FIRST BOOK OF
G E N E S I S
Genesis 35 ©
Jacob, having purged his house and prepared it for the worship of God, removes on God’s command to Bethel, vs. 1, etc. Having arrived there safely, he builds an altar, 6. The death and burial of Debora Rebekah’s nurse, 8. God appears to Jacob, giving him the name of Israel the second time with the renewing of His promises, 9. For which Jacob sets up a memorial and changes the name of the place, 14. Going thence, Rachel dies in labor of Benjamin, and is buried there, 16. Reuben commits incest in his father’s house, 21. The genealogy of Jacob’s sons, 23. Jacob at length comes to his father Isaac, who dies, and is buried by him and Esau, 27.
AND God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and 1make there an altar unto God, thata appeared unto thee whenb thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
Then Jacob said unto his 2household, and to 3all that were with him, Put away the 4strangec gods 5that are among you, and 6be clean, and change your garments:
And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, 7who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me 8in the way which I went.
And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods 9which were in their hand, and all their 10earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob 11hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
And they journeyed: and the 12terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
¶So Jacob came to 13Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, 14Beth-el, he and all the people that were with him.
And he built there an altar, and calledd the place 15El-beth-el: because there 16God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
But 17Deborah Rebekah’s nurse died, and she was buried beneath Beth-el under an oak: and the name of it was called 18Allon-bachuth.
¶And Gode appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padan-aram, and blessed him.
And God said unto him, 19Thy name is Jacob: thyf name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
And God said unto him, Igam 20God Almighty: 21be fruitful and multiply; ah nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kingsi shall come 22out of thy loins;
And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.
And God 23went up from him in the place where he talked with him.
And 24Jacob setj up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a 25drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
And Jacob 26called the name of the place where God spake with him, Beth-el.
¶And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was but 27a little way to come to 28Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; 29thou shalt have this son also.
And it came to pass, 30as her soul was in departing, 31(for she died) that she called his name 32Ben-oni: but his father called him 33Benjamin.
Andk Rachel died, and was buried in the way to 34Ephrath, which is 35Beth-lehem.
And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave 36unto this day.
¶And 37Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond 38the tower of Edar.
And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and layl with Bilhah his father’s 39concubine: and 40Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
41Them sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:
The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:
And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, 42which were born to him in Padan-aram.
¶And Jacob came unto Isaac his father 43unto Mamre, unto the city of 44Arbah, which is 45Hebron, where Abraham and 46Isaac sojourned.
And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.
And Isaac 47gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered 48unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob 49buried him.