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Genesis 35

1 God said to Ya`akov, "Arise, go up to Beit-El, and live there. Make there an altar to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esav your brother."
2 Then Ya`akov said to his household, and to all who were with him, "Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, change your garments.
3 Let us arise, and go up to Beit-El. I will make there an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went."
4 They gave to Ya`akov all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and the rings which were in their ears; and Ya`akov hid them under the oak which was by Shekhem.
5 They journeyed: and a terror of God was on the cities that were round about them, and they didn't pursue the sons of Ya`akov.
6 So Ya`akov came to Luz, which is in the land of Kana`an (the same is Beit-El), he and all the people who were with him.
7 He built an altar there, and called the place El-Beit-El; because there God was revealed to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
8 Devorah, Rivka's nurse, died, and she was buried below Beit-El under the oak; and the name of it was called Allon-Bakhut.
9 God appeared to Ya`akov again, when he came from Paddan-Aram, and blessed him.
10 God said to him, "Your name is Ya`akov. Your name shall not be Ya`akov any more, but your name will be Yisra'el." He named him Yisra'el.
11 God said to him, "I am El Shaddai. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations will be from you, and kings will come out of your loins.
12 The land which I gave to Avraham and Yitzchak, I will give it to you, and to your seed after you will I give the land."
13 God went up from him in the place where he spoke with him.
14 Ya`akov set up a pillar in the place where he spoke with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink-offering on it, and poured oil on it.
15 Ya`akov called the name of the place where God spoke with him "Beit-El."
16 They journeyed from Beit-El. There was still some distance to come to Efrat, and Rachel travailed. She had hard labor.
17 It happened that, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said to her, "Don't be afraid, for now you will have another son."
18 It happened, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him Ben-oni, but his father named him Binyamin.
19 Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Efrat (the same is Beit-Lechem).
20 Ya`akov set up a pillar on her grave. The same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
21 Yisra'el journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of `Eder.
22 It happened, while Yisra'el lived in that land, that Re'uven went and lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine, and Yisra'el heard of it. Now the sons of Ya`akov were twelve.
23 The sons of Le'ah: Re'uven (Ya`akov's firstborn), Shim`on, Levi, Yehudah, Yissakhar, and Zevulun.
24 The sons of Rachel: Yosef and Binyamin.
25 The sons of Bilhah (Rachel's handmaid): Dan and Naftali.
26 The sons of Zilpah (Le'ah's handmaid): Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Ya`akov, who were born to him in Paddan-Aram.
27 Ya`akov came to Yitzchak his father, to Mamre, to Kiryat-Arba (the same is Hevron), where Avraham and Yitzchak sojourned.
28 The days of Yitzchak were one hundred eighty years.
29 Yitzchak gave up the spirit, and died, and was gathered to his people, old and full of days. Esav and Ya`akov, his sons, buried him.
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