Bethel Revisited {Genesis 35:1-15}
Robin G (#16)
1 Plays

1. Genesis 35:1 (NABRE)
God said to Jacob: Go up now to Bethel. Settle there and build an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.
2. Genesis 35:2 (NABRE)
So Jacob told his household and all who were with him: “Get rid of the foreign gods among you; then purify yourselves and change your clothes."
3. Genesis 35:3 (NABRE)
"Let us now go up to Bethel so that I might build an altar there to the God who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone.”
4. Genesis 35:4 (NABRE)
They gave Jacob all the foreign gods in their possession and also the rings they had in their ears and Jacob buried them under the oak that is near Shechem.
5. Genesis 35:5 (NABRE)
Then, as they set out, a great terror fell upon the surrounding towns, so that no one pursued the sons of Jacob.
6. Genesis 35:6 (NABRE)
Thus Jacob and all the people who were with him arrived in Luz (now Bethel) in the land of Canaan.
7. Genesis 35:7 (NABRE)
There he built an altar and called the place El-Bethel, for it was there that God had revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.
8. Genesis 35:8 (NABRE)
Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died. She was buried under the oak below Bethel, and so it was named Allon-bacuth.
9. Genesis 35:9 (NABRE)
On Jacob’s arrival from Paddan-aram, God appeared to him again and blessed him.
10. Genesis 35:10 (NABRE)
God said to him: "Your name is Jacob. You will no longer be named Jacob, but Israel will be your name." So he was named Israel.
11. Genesis 35:11 (NABRE)
Then God said to him: "I am God Almighty; be fruitful and multiply. A nation, indeed an assembly of nations, will stem from you, and kings will issue from your loins."
12. Genesis 35:12 (NABRE)
"The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I will give to you; and to your descendants after you I will give the land."
13. Genesis 35:13 (NABRE)
Then God departed from him.
14. Genesis 35:14 (NABRE)
In the place where God had spoken with him, Jacob set up a sacred pillar, a stone pillar, and upon it he made a libation and poured out oil.
15. Genesis 35:15 (NABRE)
Jacob named the place where God spoke to him Bethel.

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