Genesis, Chapter 35

35:1 And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an altar to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.
35:2 Then Jacob said to his household, and to all who were with him, Put away the foreign gods that are among you+, and purify yourselves, and change your+ garments:
35:3 and let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
35:4 And they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hand, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
35:5 And they journeyed: and a terror of God was on the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
35:6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (the same is Beth-el), he and all the people who were with him.
35:7 And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God was revealed to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
35:8 And Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried below Beth-el under the oak: and the name of it was called Allon-bacuth.
35:9 And God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.
35:10 And God said to him, Your name is Jacob: your name will no longer be called Jacob, but Israel will be your name: and he named him Israel.
35:11 And God said to him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations will be of you, and kings will come out of your loins;
35:12 and the land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, to you I will give it, and to your seed after you I will give the land.
35:13 And God went up from him in the place where he spoke with him.
35:14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he spoke with him, a pillar of stone: and he poured out a drink-offering on it, and poured oil on it.
35:15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him, Beth-el.
35:16 And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was still some distance to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor.
35:17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said to her, Don't be afraid; for now you will have another son.
35:18 And it came to pass, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin.
35:19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath (the same is Beth-lehem).
35:20 And Jacob set up a pillar on her grave: the same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
35:21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder.
35:22 And it came to pass, while Israel stayed in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard of it, and it was evil in his eyes. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
35:23 The sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun;
35:24 the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;
35:25 and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's slave: Dan and Naphtali;
35:26 and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's slave: Gad and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan-aram.
35:27 And Jacob came to Isaac his father to Mamre, to Kiriath-arba (the same is Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
35:28 And the days of Isaac were 180 years.
35:29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered to his people, old and full of days: and Esau and Jacob his sons buried him.

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