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Genesis 35

MSG 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." NIV 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." MSG 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, NIV 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. MSG 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." NIV 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." MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 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. NIV 5 Then they set out, and the terror of God fell upon the towns all around them so that no one pursued them. MSG 6 Jacob and his company arrived at Luz, that is, Bethel, in the land of Canaan. NIV 6 Jacob and all the people with him came to Luz (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 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). NIV 8 Now Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died and was buried under the oak below Bethel. So it was named Allon Bacuth. MSG 9 God revealed himself once again to Jacob, after he had come back from Paddan Aram and blessed him: NIV 9 After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram, God appeared to him again and blessed him. MSG 10 "Your name is Jacob (Heel); but that's your name no longer. From now on your name is Israel (God-Wrestler)." NIV 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. MSG 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; NIV 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. MSG 12 the land I gave Abraham and Isaac I now give to you, and pass it on to your descendants. NIV 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." MSG 13 And then God was gone, ascended from the place where he had spoken with him. NIV 13 Then God went up from him at the place where he had talked with him. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 15 Jacob dedicated the place where God had spoken with him, Bethel (God's-House). NIV 15 Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel. MSG 16 They left Bethel. They were still quite a ways from Ephrath when Rachel went into labor - hard, hard labor. NIV 16 Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty. MSG 17 When her labor pains were at their worst, the midwife said to her, "Don't be afraid - you have another boy." NIV 17 And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, "Don't be afraid, for you have another son." MSG 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). NIV 18 As she breathed her last--for she was dying--she named her son Ben-Oni. But his father named him Benjamin. MSG 19 Rachel died and was buried on the road to Ephrath, that is, Bethlehem. NIV 19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). MSG 20 Jacob set up a pillar to mark her grave. It is still there today, "Rachel's Grave Stone." NIV 20 Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day that pillar marks Rachel's tomb. MSG 21 Israel kept on his way and set up camp at Migdal Eder. NIV 21 Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder. MSG 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. NIV 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: MSG 23 The sons by Leah: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn Simeon Levi Judah Issachar Zebulun. NIV 23 The sons of Leah: Reuben the firstborn of Jacob, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun. MSG 24 The sons by Rachel: Joseph Benjamin. NIV 24 The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin. MSG 25 The sons by Bilhah, Rachel's maid: Dan Naphtali. NIV 25 The sons of Rachel's maidservant Bilhah: Dan and Naphtali. MSG 26 The sons by Zilpah, Leah's maid: Gad Asher. These were Jacob's sons, born to him in Paddan Aram. NIV 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. MSG 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. NIV 27 Jacob came home to his father Isaac in Mamre, near Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had stayed. MSG 28 Isaac was now 180 years old. NIV 28 Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years. MSG 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. NIV 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.