Genesis 35:3 NIV

3 Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone.”

References for Genesis 35:3

Study tools for Genesis 35:3

  • a 35:7 - "El Bethel" means "God of Bethel."
  • b 35:8 - "Allon Bakuth" means "oak of weeping."
  • c 35:9 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verse 26
  • d 35:10 - "Jacob" means "he grasps the heel" , a Hebrew idiom for "he deceives" .
  • e 35:10 - "Israel" probably means "he struggles with God."
  • f 35:11 - Hebrew "El-Shaddai"
  • g 35:15 - "Bethel" means "house of God."
  • h 35:18 - "Ben-Oni" means "son of my trouble."
  • i 35:18 - "Benjamin" means "son of my right hand."