Genesis 35:9-19 NIV

9 After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram,a1 God appeared to him again and blessed him.2

References for Genesis 35:9

    • c 35:9 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verse 26
      10 God said to him, "Your name is Jacob,b but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.c "3 So he named him Israel.

      References for Genesis 35:10

        • 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 Almightyd;4 be fruitful and increase in number.5 A nation6 and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will come from your body.7

          References for Genesis 35:11

            • 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.8"9

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              13 Then God went up from him10 at the place where he had talked with him.

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              14 Jacob set up a stone pillar11 at the place where God had talked with him, and he poured out a drink offering12 on it; he also poured oil on it.13

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              15 Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.e14

              References for Genesis 35:15

                • g 35:15 - "Bethel" means "house of God."

                  The Deaths of Rachel and Isaac

                  35:23-26pp -- 1Ch 2:1-2

                  16 Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath,15 Rachel16 began to give birth and had great difficulty.

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                  17 And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife17 said to her, "Don't be afraid, for you have another son."18

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                  18 As she breathed her last--for she was dying--she named her son Ben-Oni.f19 But his father named him Benjamin.g20

                  References for Genesis 35:18

                    • h 35:18 - "Ben-Oni" means "son of my trouble."
                    • i 35:18 - "Benjamin" means "son of my right hand."
                      19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath21 (that is, Bethlehem22).

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