|Gen 35:1 Then God said to Jacob, "Go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you [in a distinct manifestation] when you fled [years ago] from Esau your brother." [Gen 28:11-22]|
|Gen 35:2 Then Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, "Get rid of the [idols and images of] foreign gods that are among you, and ceremonially purify yourselves and change [into fresh] clothes;|
|Gen 35:3 then let us get up 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 wherever I have gone."|
|Gen 35:4 So they gave Jacob all the [idols and images of the] foreign gods they had and the rings which were in their ears [worn as charms against evil], and Jacob buried them under the oak tree near Shechem.|
|Gen 35:5 ¶ As they journeyed, there was a great [supernatural] terror [sent from God] on the cities around them, and [for that reason] the Canaanites did not pursue the sons of Jacob.|
|Gen 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.|
|Gen 35:7 There he built an altar [to worship the LORD], and called the place El-bethel (God of the House of God), because there God had revealed Himself to him when he escaped from his brother.|
|Gen 35:8 Now Deborah, [who once was] Rebekah's nurse, died and was buried below Bethel under the oak; and the name of it was called Allon-bacuth (Oak of Weeping).|
|Gen 35:9 ¶ Then God [in a visible manifestation] appeared to Jacob again when he came out of Paddan-aram, and declared a blessing on him. [Gen 32:28]|
|Gen 35:10 Again God said to him,
"Your name is Jacob;
You shall no longer be called Jacob,
But Israel shall be your name."
So he was called Israel.
|Gen 35:11 And God said to him,
"I am God Almighty.
Be fruitful and multiply;
A nation and a company of nations shall come from you,
And kings shall be born of your loins.
|Gen 35:12 "The land which I gave Abraham and Isaac
I will give to you,
and to your descendants after you I will give the land."
|Gen 35:13 Then God ascended from Jacob in the place where He had spoken with him.|
|Gen 35:14 Jacob set up a pillar (memorial, monument) in the place where he had talked with God, a pillar of stone, and he poured a drink offering [of wine] on it; he also poured oil on it [to declare it sacred for God's purpose].|
|Gen 35:15 So Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him, Bethel (the House of God).|
|Gen 35:16 ¶ Then they journeyed from Bethel; and when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath (Bethlehem), Rachel began to give birth and had difficulty and suffered severely.|
|Gen 35:17 When she was in hard labor the midwife said to her, "Do not be afraid; you now have another son."|
|Gen 35:18 And as her soul was departing, (for she died), she named him Ben-oni (son of my sorrow); but his father called him Benjamin (son of the right hand).|
|Gen 35:19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).|
|Gen 35:20 Jacob set a pillar (memorial, monument) on her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.|
|Gen 35:21 Then Israel (Jacob) journeyed on and pitched his tent on the other side of the tower of Eder [the lookout point used by shepherds].|
|Gen 35:22 ¶ While Israel was living in that land, Reuben [his eldest son] went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine, and Israel heard about it. Now Jacob had twelve sons--|
|Gen 35:23 ¶ The sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, then Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun;|
|Gen 35:24 and the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;|
|Gen 35:25 and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's maid: Dan and Naphtali;|
|Gen 35:26 and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's maid: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob born to him in Paddan-aram.|
|Gen 35:27 ¶ Jacob came to Isaac his father at Mamre of Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had lived temporarily.|
|Gen 35:28 ¶ Now the days of Isaac were a hundred and eighty years.|
|Gen 35:29 Isaac's spirit departed and he died and was gathered to his people [who had preceded him in death], an old man full of days (satisfied, fulfilled); his sons Esau and Jacob buried him [in the cave of Machpelah with his parents Abraham and Sarah].|