Genesis 35:16-29 TNIV

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 despair, 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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      21 Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder.11

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      22 While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father's concubine12 Bilhah,13 and Israel heard of it. Jacob had twelve sons:

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      23 The sons of Leah:14 Reuben the firstborn15 of Jacob, Simeon, Levi, Judah,16 Issachar and Zebulun.17

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      24 The sons of Rachel: Joseph18 and Benjamin.19

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          25 The sons of Rachel's servant Bilhah:20 Dan and Naphtali.21

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          26 The sons of Leah's servant Zilpah:22 Gad23 and Asher.24 These were the sons of Jacob,25 who were born to him in Paddan Aram.26

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          27 Jacob came home to his father Isaac27 in Mamre,28 near Kiriath Arba29 (that is, Hebron),30 where Abraham and Isaac had stayed.31

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          28 Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years.32

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          29 Then he breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people,33 old and full of years.34 And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.35

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