Genesis 35 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God said to Jacob, "Now move on to Bethel and settle there. Build an altar there to worship me -- the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother, Esau." 1 Then God said to Jacob, "Go up to Bethel and settle there, and build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau."
2 So Jacob told everyone in his household, "Destroy your idols, wash yourselves, and put on clean clothing. 2 So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, "Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes.
3 We are now going to Bethel, where I will build an altar to the God who answered my prayers when I was in distress. He has stayed with me wherever I have gone." 3 Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone."
4 So they gave Jacob all their idols and their earrings, and he buried them beneath the tree near Shechem. 4 So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods they had and the rings in their ears, and Jacob buried them under the oak at Shechem.
5 When they set out again, terror from God came over the people in all the towns of that area, and no one attacked them. 5 Then they set out, and the terror of God fell upon the towns all around them so that no one pursued them.
6 Finally, they arrived at Luz (now called Bethel) in Canaan. 6 Jacob and all the people with him came to Luz (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan.
7 Jacob built an altar there and named it El-bethel, because God had appeared to him there at Bethel when he was fleeing from Esau. 7 There he built an altar, and he called the place El Bethel, because it was there that God revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.
8 Soon after this, Rebekah's old nurse, Deborah, died. She was buried beneath the oak tree in the valley below Bethel. Ever since, the tree has been called the "Oak of Weeping." 8 Now Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died and was buried under the oak below Bethel. So it was named Allon Bacuth.
9 God appeared to Jacob once again when he arrived at Bethel after traveling from Paddan-aram. God blessed him 9 After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram, God appeared to him again and blessed him.
10 and said, "Your name is no longer Jacob; you will now be called Israel." 10 God said to him, "Your name is Jacob, but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel. " So he named him Israel.
11 Then God said, "I am God Almighty. Multiply and fill the earth! Become a great nation, even many nations. Kings will be among your descendants! 11 And God said to him, "I am God Almighty; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will come from your body.
12 And I will pass on to you the land I gave to Abraham and Isaac. Yes, I will give it to you and your descendants." 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."
13 Then God went up from the place where he had spoken to Jacob. 13 Then God went up from him at the place where he had talked with him.
14 Jacob set up a stone pillar to mark the place where God had spoken to him. He then poured wine over it as an offering to God and anointed the pillar with olive oil. 14 Jacob set up a stone pillar at the place where God had talked with him, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it.
15 Jacob called the place Bethel -- "house of God" -- because God had spoken to him there. 15 Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.
16 Leaving Bethel, they traveled on toward Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). But Rachel's pains of childbirth began while they were still some distance away. 16 Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty.
17 After a very hard delivery, the midwife finally exclaimed, "Don't be afraid -- you have another son!" 17 And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, "Don't be afraid, for you have another son."
18 Rachel was about to die, but with her last breath she named him Ben-oni; the baby's father, however, called him Benjamin. 18 As she breathed her last--for she was dying--she named her son Ben-Oni. But his father named him Benjamin.
19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). 19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
20 Jacob set up a stone monument over her grave, and it can be seen there to this day. 20 Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day that pillar marks Rachel's tomb.
21 Jacob then traveled on and camped beyond the tower of Eder. 21 Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder.
22 While he was there, Reuben slept with Bilhah, his father's concubine, and someone told Jacob about it.These are the names of the twelve sons of Jacob: 22 While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father's concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard of it. Jacob had twelve sons:
23 The sons of Leah were Reuben (Jacob's oldest son), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun. 23 The sons of Leah: Reuben the firstborn of Jacob, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun.
24 The sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin. 24 The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
25 The sons of Bilhah, Rachel's servant, were Dan and Naphtali. 25 The sons of Rachel's maidservant Bilhah: Dan and Naphtali.
26 The sons of Zilpah, Leah's servant, were Gad and Asher. These were the sons born to Jacob at Paddan-aram. 26 The sons of Leah's maidservant Zilpah: Gad and Asher. These were the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan Aram.
27 So Jacob came home to his father Isaac in Mamre, which is near Kiriath-arba (now called Hebron), where Abraham had also lived. 27 Jacob came home to his father Isaac in Mamre, near Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had stayed.
28 Isaac lived for 180 years, 28 Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years.
29 and he died at a ripe old age, joining his ancestors in death. Then his sons, Esau and Jacob, buried him. 29 Then he breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, old and full of years. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.