Genesis 35:9-29 Reading the Passage

Let the Promises of God Sustain You – Genesis 35:9-29

35 (9) After Jacob returned from Paddan-aram, God again appeared to him and blessed him. (10) God said to him, Your name is Jacob; but your name shall no longer be Jacob, Israel shall be your name. So he named him Israel. (11) And God said to him, I am God Almighty; be fruitful and increase in number; a nation, indeed, a community of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come from your body. (12) The land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac I will give to you, and I will give it to your descendants after you.

(13) Then God went up from him at the place where he had spoken with him. (14) Jacob set up a pillar at the place where he spoke with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering upon it; he also poured oil upon it. (15) The place where God spoke with him Jacob named Beth-el.

(16) Then they moved on from Beth-el. While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth, but she experienced hard labor. (17) While she was in hard labor the midwife said to her, Fear not; for now you shall have another son. (18) As her soul was departing (for she died), she named him Ben-Oni; but his father called him Benjamin.(19) So Rachel died and was buried along the way to Ephrath (that is, Beth-lehem). (20) And Jacob set up a memorial pillar upon her grave; that pillar marks Rachel’s grave to this day.

(21) Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder. (22) While Israel was living in that land Reuben went and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah; and Israel heard of it.

Now Jacob had twelve sons. (23) The sons of Leah were Reuben, (who was Jacob’s first-born), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun. (24) The sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin. (25) The sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s maidservant, were Dan and Naphtali. (26) And the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s maidservant, were Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob that were born to him in Paddan-aram.

(27) Jacob came to his father Isaac in Mamre near Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), the place where Abraham and Isaac had stayed. (28) Isaac live a hundred and eighty years. (29) Then Isaac took his last breath and died and was gathered to his people, an old man who had lived a full life. His sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.