And God appeared unto Jacob again
At Bethel, as he had at Shechem, when he bid him go thither, ( Genesis 35:1 ) ; or rather as he had at the brook Jabbok, where he said to him the same things as here, ( Genesis 32:24 Genesis 32:28 ) , though Jarchi interprets it of his appearing again to him at the same place at Bethel, where he had appeared to him the first time, at his going to Haran, and now a second time: when he came out of Padanaram;
or returned from thence: and blessed him;
with the same blessings as before, renewing and confirming them. Jarchi says, with the blessing of mourners, because of the death of his mother, and her nurse.