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Genesis 35:5 NLT

5 As they set out, a terror from God spread over the people in all the towns of that area, so no one attacked Jacob’s family.

Study tools for Genesis 35:5

  • 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.