Genesis 35:16 NLT

16 Leaving Bethel, Jacob and his clan moved on toward Ephrath. But Rachel went into labor while they were still some distance away. Her labor pains were intense.

Study tools for Genesis 35:16

  • a 35:10 - Jacob sounds like the Hebrew words for “heel” and “deceiver.” Israel means “God fights.”
  • b 35:21 - Hebrew Israel; also in 35:22a . The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.