Genesis 35:2-12 NIV

2 So Jacob said to his household1 and to all who were with him, "Get rid of the foreign gods2 you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes.3

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3 Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God,4 who answered me in the day of my distress5 and who has been with me wherever I have gone.6"

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4 So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods they had and the rings in their ears,7 and Jacob buried them under the oak8 at Shechem.9

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5 Then they set out, and the terror of God10 fell upon the towns all around them so that no one pursued them.11

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6 Jacob and all the people with him came to Luz12 (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan.13

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7 There he built an altar,14 and he called the place El Bethel,a15 because it was there that God revealed himself to him16 when he was fleeing from his brother.17

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    • a 35:7 - "El Bethel" means "God of Bethel."
      8 Now Deborah, Rebekah's nurse,18 died and was buried under the oak19 below Bethel.20 So it was named Allon Bacuth.b

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        • b 35:8 - "Allon Bacuth" means "oak of weeping."
          9 After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram,c21 God appeared to him again and blessed him.22

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            • c 35:9 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verse 26
              10 God said to him, "Your name is Jacob,d but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.e "23 So he named him Israel.

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                • d 35:10 - "Jacob" means "he grasps the heel" (figuratively, "he deceives").
                • e 35:10 - "Israel" means "he struggles with God."
                  11 And God said to him, "I am God Almightyf;24 be fruitful and increase in number.25 A nation26 and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will come from your body.27

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                    • f 35:11 - Hebrew "El-Shaddai"
                      12 The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.28"29

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