And God saith unto Jacob, 'Rise, go up to Bethel, and dwell
there, and make there an altar to God, who appeared unto thee in thy fleeing
from the face of Esau thy brother.'
And Jacob saith unto his household, and unto all who are
with him, 'Turn aside the gods of the stranger which are in your midst,
and cleanse yourselves, and change your garments;
and we rise, and go up to Bethel, and I make there an altar
to God, who is answering me in the day of my distress, and is with me in the
way that I have gone.'
And they give unto Jacob all the gods of the stranger that are
in their hand, and the rings that are in their ears, and Jacob hideth
them under the oak which is by Shechem;
and they journey, and the terror of God is on the cities
which are round about them, and they have not pursued after the sons of
And Jacob cometh in to Luz which is in the land of
Canaan (it is Bethel), he and all the people who are with him,
and he buildeth there an altar, and proclaimeth at the place
the God of Bethel: for there had God been revealed unto him, in his fleeing
from the face of his brother.
And Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, dieth, and she is buried at
the lower part of Bethel, under the oak, and he calleth its name 'Oak of
And God appeareth unto Jacob again, in his coming from
Padan-Aram, and blesseth him;
and God saith to him, 'Thy name is Jacob: thy name is
no more called Jacob, but Israel is thy name;' and He calleth his name Israel.
And God saith to him, 'I am God Almighty; be fruitful
and multiply, a nation and an assembly of nations is from thee, and kings from
thy loins go out;
and the land which I have given to Abraham and to Isaac -- to
thee I give it, yea to thy seed after thee I give the land.'
And God goeth up from him, in the place where He hath spoken
And Jacob setteth up a standing pillar in the place where He
hath spoken with him, a standing pillar of stone, and he poureth on it an
oblation, and he poureth on it oil;
and Jacob calleth the name of the place where God spake with
And they journey from Bethel, and there is yet a kibrath of
land before entering Ephratha, and Rachel beareth, and is sharply pained in her
and it cometh to pass, in her being sharply pained in her
bearing, that the midwife saith to her, 'Fear not, for this also is a son
And it cometh to pass in the going out of her soul (for she
died), that she calleth his name Ben-Oni; and his father called him Benjamin;
and Rachel dieth, and is buried in the way to Ephratha,
which is Bethlehem,
and Jacob setteth up a standing pillar over her grave; which
is the standing pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
And Israel journeyeth, and stretcheth out his tent beyond
the tower of Edar;
and it cometh to pass in Israel's dwelling in that land,
that Reuben goeth, and lieth with Bilhah his father's concubine; and Israel
And the sons of Jacob are twelve. Sons of Leah: Jacob's
first-born Reuben, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun.
Sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
And sons of Bilhah, Rachel's maid-servant: Dan and Naphtali.
And sons of Zilpah, Leah's maid-servant: Gad and Asher.
These are sons of Jacob, who have been born to him in Padan-Aram.
And Jacob cometh unto Isaac his father, at Mamre, the city
of Arba (which is Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac have sojourned.
And the days of Isaac are a hundred and eighty years,
and Isaac expireth, and dieth, and is gathered unto his
people, aged and satisfied with days; and bury him do Esau and Jacob his sons.