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Genesis 35:16-29 (New International Reader's Version)

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Rachel and Isaac Die

16 They moved on from Bethel. Ephrath wasn't very far away when Rachel began to have a baby. She was having a very hard time of it. 17 The woman who helped her saw that she was having problems. So she said to her, "Don't be afraid. You have another son." 18 But Rachel was dying. As she took her last breath, she named her son Ben-Oni. But his father named him Benjamin. 19 So Rachel died. Her body was buried beside the road to Ephrath. Ephrath was also called Bethlehem. 20 Jacob set up a pillar over her tomb. The pillar marks the place of Rachel's tomb to this very day. 21 Israel moved on again. He set up his tent beyond Migdal Eder. 22 While Israel was living in that area, Reuben went in and made love to Bilhah. She was the concubine of Reuben's father. And Israel heard about it. Here are the 12 sons Jacob had. 23 Leah was the mother of Reuben, Jacob's oldest son. Her other sons were Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun. 24 The sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin. 25 The sons of Rachel's female servant Bilhah were Dan and Naphtali. 26 The sons of Leah's female servant Zilpah were Gad and Asher. Those were Jacob's sons. They were born in Paddan Aram. 27 Jacob came home to his father Isaac in Mamre. Mamre is near Kiriath Arba, where Abraham and Isaac had stayed. The place is also called Hebron. 28 Isaac lived 180 years. 29 Then he took his last breath and died. He was very old when he joined the members of his family who had already died. His sons Esau and Jacob buried his body.
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