God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to 1Bethel and dwell there. Make an altar there to the God who appeared to you 2when you fled from your brother Esau."
So Jacob said to his 3household and to all who were with him, "Put away 4the foreign gods that are among you and 5purify yourselves and change your garments.
Then let us arise and go up to Bethel, so that I may make there an altar to the God 6who answers me in the day of my distress and 7has been with me wherever I have gone."
So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods that they had, and the rings that were in their ears. Jacob hid them under 8the terebinth tree that was near Shechem.
And as they journeyed, a terror from God fell upon the cities that were around them, so that they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.
And Jacob came to 9Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him,