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Genesis 34

The First Book of Moses, called Genesis

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Chapter 35

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And God said to Jacob, Go up now to Beth-el and make your living-place there: and put up an altar there to the God who came to you when you were in flight from your brother Esau.

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Then Jacob said to all his people, Put away the strange gods which are among you, and make yourselves clean, and put on a change of clothing:

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And let us go up to Beth-el: and there I will make an altar to God, who gave me an answer in the day of my trouble, and was with me wherever I went.

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Then they gave to Jacob all the strange gods which they had, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob put them away under the holy tree at Shechem.

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So they went on their journey: and the fear of God was on the towns round about, so that they made no attack on the sons of Jacob.

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And Jacob came to Luz in the land of Canaan (which is the same as Beth-el), he and all his people.

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And there he made an altar, naming the place El-beth-el: because it was there he had the vision of God when he was in flight from his brother.

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And Deborah, the servant who had taken care of Rebekah from her birth, came to her end, and was put to rest near Beth-el, under the holy tree: and they gave it the name of Allon-bacuth.

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Now when Jacob was on his way from Paddan-aram, God came to him again and, blessing him, said,

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Jacob is your name, but it will be so no longer; from now your name will be Israel; so he was named Israel.

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And God said to him, I am God, the Ruler of all: be fertile, and have increase; a nation, truly a group of nations, will come from you, and kings will be your offspring;

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And the land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give to you; and to your seed after you I will give the land.

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Then God went up from him in the place where he had been talking with him.

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And Jacob put up a pillar in the place where he had been talking with God, and put a drink offering on it, and oil.

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And he gave to the place where God had been talking with him, the name of Beth-el.

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So they went on from Beth-el; and while they were still some distance from Ephrath, the pains of birth came on Rachel and she had a hard time.

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And when her pain was very great, the woman who was helping her said, Have no fear; for now you will have another son.

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And in the hour when her life went from her (for death came to her), she gave the child the name Ben-oni: but his father gave him the name of Benjamin.

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So Rachel came to her end and was put to rest on the road to Ephrath (which is Beth-lehem).

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And Jacob put up a pillar on her resting-place; which is named, The Pillar of the resting-place of Rachel, to this day.

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And Israel went journeying on and put up his tents on the other side of the tower of the flock.

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Now while they were living in that country, Reuben had connection with Bilhah, his father's servant-woman: and Israel had news of it.

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Now Jacob had twelve sons: the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's first son, and Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun;

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The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;

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The sons of Bilhah, Rachel's servant: Dan and Naphtali;

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The sons of Zilpah, Leah's servant: Gad and Asher; these are the sons whom Jacob had in Paddan-aram.

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And Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, at Kiriath-arba, that is, Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac had been living.

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And Isaac was a hundred and eighty years old.

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Then Isaac came to his end and was put to rest with his father's people, an old man after a long life: and Jacob and Esau, his sons, put him in his last resting-place.

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