Genesis 35:9

9 God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and he blessed him.

Genesis 35:9 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 35:9

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.

Genesis 35:9 In-Context

7 and there he built an altar and called the place El-bethel, because it was there that God had revealed himself to him when he fled from his brother.
8 And Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried under an oak below Bethel. So it was called Allon-bacuth.
9 God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and he blessed him.
10 God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; no longer shall you be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name." So he was called Israel.
11 God said to him, "I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall spring from you.