Genesis 35:16-20 NIV

The Deaths of Rachel and Isaac

35:23-26pp -- 1Ch 2:1-2

16 Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath,1 Rachel2 began to give birth and had great difficulty.

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17 And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife3 said to her, "Don't be afraid, for you have another son."4

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18 As she breathed her last--for she was dying--she named her son Ben-Oni.a5 But his father named him Benjamin.b6

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    • h 35:18 - "Ben-Oni" means "son of my trouble."
    • i 35:18 - "Benjamin" means "son of my right hand."
      19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath7 (that is, Bethlehem8).

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      20 Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day9 that pillar marks Rachel's tomb.10

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