God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el.
Genesis 35:1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, who appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
He purgeth his house of idols.
Genesis 35:2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and purify yourselves, and change your garments: Genesis 35:3 and let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. Genesis 35:4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem. Genesis 35:5 And they journeyed: and a great terror was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
He buildeth an altar at Beth-el.
Genesis 35:6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (the same is Beth-el), he and all the people that were with him. Genesis 35:7 And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el: because there God was revealed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
Deborah dieth at Allon-bachuth.
Genesis 35:8 And Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried below Beth-el under the oak: and the name of it was called Allon-bacuth.
God blesseth Jacob at Beth-el.
Genesis 35:9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him. Genesis 35:10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. Genesis 35:11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; Genesis 35:12 and the land which I gave unto Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land. Genesis 35:13 And God went up from him in the place where he spake with him. Genesis 35:14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he spake with him, a pillar of stone: and he poured out a drink offering thereon, and poured oil thereon. Genesis 35:15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Beth-el.
Rachel travaileth of Benjamin, and dieth in the way to Ephrath.
Genesis 35:16 And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was still some way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour. Genesis 35:17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; for now thou shalt have another son. Genesis 35:18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing (for she died), that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin. Genesis 35:19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath (the same is Beth-lehem). Genesis 35:20 And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave: the same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
Genesis 35:21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder.
Reuben lieth with Bilhah.
Genesis 35:22 And it came to pass, while Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
The sons of Jacob.
Genesis 35:23 the sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: Genesis 35:24 the sons of Rachel; Joseph and Benjamin: Genesis 35:25 and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan and Naphtali: Genesis 35:26 and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Paddan-aram.
Jacob cometh to Isaac at Hebron.
Genesis 35:27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father to Mamre, to Kiriath-arba (the same is Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
The age, death, and burial of Isaac.
Genesis 35:28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years. Genesis 35:29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, old and full of days: and Esau and Jacob his sons buried him.