The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 35:9–15

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And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.

And God appeared to Jacob once more in Luza, when he came out of Mesopotamia of Syria, and God blessed him.

Then God appeared again to Jacob, after he returned from Mesopotamia of Syria, and he blessed him,

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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.

10  saying: “You will no longer be called Jacob, for your name shall be Israel.” And he called him Israel,

10  And God said to him. Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name; so he called his name Israel.

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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;

11  and he said to him: “I am Almighty God: increase and multiply. Tribes and peoples of nations will be from you, and kings will go forth from your loins.

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.'

12  And the land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give to you, and to your offspring after you.”

13  And God went up from him in the place where He spoke with him.

13  And he withdrew from him.

14  And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He spoke with him, a pillar of stone, and he poured out a drink-offering thereon, and poured oil thereon.

14  In truth, he set up a monument of stone, in the place where God had spoken to him, pouring out libations over it, and pouring oil,

15  And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him, Beth-el.

15  and he called the name of that place, ‘Bethel.’