1And 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.`
2And 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;
3and 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.`
4And 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;
5and 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 Jacob.
6And Jacob cometh in to Luz which [is] in the land of Canaan (it [is] Bethel), he and all the people who [are] with him,
7and 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.
8And 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 weeping.`
9And God appeareth unto Jacob again, in his coming from Padan-Aram, and blesseth him;
10and God saith to him, `Thy name [is] Jacob: thy name is no more called Jacob, but Israel is thy name;` and He calleth his
11And 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;
12and 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.`
13And God goeth up from him, in the place where He hath spoken with him.
14And 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;
15and Jacob calleth the name of the place where God spake with him Bethel.
16And they journey from Bethel, and there is yet a kibrath of land before entering Ephratha, and Rachel beareth, and is sharply
pained in her bearing;
17and 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 for thee.`
18And 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
19and Rachel dieth, and is buried in the way to Ephratha, which [is] Bethlehem,
20and Jacob setteth up a standing pillar over her grave; which [is] the standing pillar of Rachel`s grave unto this day.
21And Israel journeyeth, and stretcheth out his tent beyond the tower of Edar;
22and it cometh to pass in Israel`s dwelling in that land, that Reuben goeth, and lieth with Bilhah his father`s concubine;
and Israel heareth.
23And the sons of Jacob are twelve. Sons of Leah: Jacob`s first-born Reuben, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar,
24Sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.
25And sons of Bilhah, Rachel`s maid-servant: Dan and Naphtali.
26And sons of Zilpah, Leah`s maid-servant: Gad and Asher. These [are] sons of Jacob, who have been born to him in Padan-Aram.
27And Jacob cometh unto Isaac his father, at Mamre, the city of Arba (which [is] Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac have sojourned.
28And the days of Isaac are a hundred and eighty years,
29and Isaac expireth, and dieth, and is gathered unto his people, aged and satisfied with days; and bury him do Esau and Jacob