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Genesis 35 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God spoke to Jacob: "Go back to Bethel. Stay there and build an altar to the God who revealed himself to you when you were running for your life 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 Jacob told his family and all those who lived with him, "Throw out all the alien gods which you have, take a good bath and put on clean clothes, 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're going to Bethel. I'm going to build an altar there to the God who answered me when I was in trouble and has stuck with me everywhere I've gone since." 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 They turned over to Jacob all the alien gods they'd been holding on to, along with their lucky-charm earrings. Jacob buried them under the oak tree in 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 Then they set out. A paralyzing fear descended on all the surrounding villages so that they were unable to pursue the sons of Jacob. 5 Then they set out, and the terror of God fell upon the towns all around them so that no one pursued them.
6 Jacob and his company arrived at Luz, that is, Bethel, in the land of Canaan. 6 Jacob and all the people with him came to Luz (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan.
7 He built an altar there and named it El-Bethel (God-of-Bethel) because that's where God revealed himself to him when he was running from his brother. 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 And that's when Rebekah's nurse, Deborah, died. She was buried just below Bethel under the oak tree. It was named Allon-Bacuth (Weeping-Oak). 8 Now Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died and was buried under the oak below Bethel. So it was named Allon Bacuth.
9 God revealed himself once again to Jacob, after he had come back from Paddan Aram and blessed him: 9 After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram, God appeared to him again and blessed him.
10 "Your name is Jacob (Heel); but that's your name no longer. From now on your name is Israel (God-Wrestler)." 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 God continued, I am The Strong God. Have children! Flourish! A nation - a whole company of nations! - will come from you. Kings will come from your loins; 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 the land I gave Abraham and Isaac I now give to you, and pass it on to 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 And then God was gone, ascended from the place where he had spoken with him. 13 Then God went up from him at the place where he had talked with him.
14 Jacob set up a stone pillar on the spot where God had spoken with him. He poured a drink offering on it and anointed it with 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 dedicated the place where God had spoken with him, Bethel (God's-House). 15 Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.
16 They left Bethel. They were still quite a ways from Ephrath when Rachel went into labor - hard, hard labor. 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 When her labor pains were at their worst, the midwife said to her, "Don't be afraid - you have another boy." 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 With her last breath, for she was now dying, she named him Ben-oni (Son-of-My-Pain), but his father named him Ben-jamin (Son-of-Good-Fortune). 18 As she breathed her last--for she was dying--she named her son Ben-Oni. But his father named him Benjamin.
19 Rachel died and was buried on the road 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 pillar to mark her grave. It is still there today, "Rachel's Grave Stone." 20 Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day that pillar marks Rachel's tomb.
21 Israel kept on his way and set up camp at Migdal Eder. 21 Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder.
22 While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went and slept with his father's concubine, Bilhah. And Israel heard of what he did. There were 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 by Leah: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn Simeon Levi Judah Issachar Zebulun. 23 The sons of Leah: Reuben the firstborn of Jacob, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun.
24 The sons by Rachel: Joseph Benjamin. 24 The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
25 The sons by Bilhah, Rachel's maid: Dan Naphtali. 25 The sons of Rachel's maidservant Bilhah: Dan and Naphtali.
26 The sons by Zilpah, Leah's maid: Gad Asher. These were Jacob's sons, born to him in 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 Finally, Jacob made it back home to his father Isaac at Mamre in Kiriath Arba, present-day Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac had 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 was now 180 years old. 28 Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years.
29 Isaac breathed his last and died - an old man full of years. He was buried with his family by his sons Esau and Jacob. 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.