Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Genesis 35:1-4 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
New Living Translation (NLT) New International Version (NIV)
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.