Genesis 28:19

“And hee called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that citie was called Luz, at the first.”

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Other Translations

And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city [was called] Luz at the first.
- King James Version

He called the name of that place Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been Luz.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he called the name of that place Beth-el. But the name of the city was Luz at the first.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he gave that place the name of Beth-el, but before that time the town was named Luz.
- Basic English Bible

And he called the name of that place Beth-el; but the name of that city was Luz at the first.
- Darby Bible

And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
- Webster's Bible

He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
- World English Bible

and he calleth the name of that place Bethel, [house of God,] and yet, Luz [is] the name of the city at the first.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he called the name of that place Beth-el, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 28:19


28:19 It had been called Luz, an almond - tree, but he will have it henceforth called Beth - el, the house of God. This gracious appearance of God to him made it more remarkable than all the almond - trees that flourished there.


Discussion for Genesis 28

  • BSP
    Verse 1- Isaac knew that the choice of a marriage mate was important and he conveyed this point to his son.
  • Gonzalo
    Jacob didn't confess his name the first time, so he received a blessing intended for someone else, that blessing never came he spend much of his life striving and running away, until one night face to face with God he wrestle and asked for his blessing, then God ask him what is you name? but this time he did not lie he said I am Jacob then God truly bless him and changed his name to Israel.
  • A disciple
    Frankie; "I truly can't understand why Jacob is being Blessed by God after deceiving Isaac the way that he did..." "There is a generation that is pure in their own eyes but is not washed from their filthiness." While many use everything instead of Christ to establish their own righteousness, God is about to humble them and take everything away from them wherein they trust, who obey not the truth.
  • Bruce
    Frankie: Jacob is blessed because he is 2nd Born. God doesn't accept first born. A Picture of Salvation, ye must be born again. Has The Holy Spirit tugged on Your Heart: John 6:44. Answer His call while He is near. Ask Forgiveness. You will be Washed by The Blood of The Lamb: Revelation 1:5. Baptized with The Holy Ghost:Mark 1:8. / If any man be in Christ --- he--- becomes New 2Corinthians 5:17
  • A disciple
    Frankie (cont.); God rules over the matters and times of this world and He directs the good and the evil according to His own will, to bring men to repentance and the knowledge of the truth. We were not made and born into the world to live for self without God. This world as it is right now is not God's final plan for man; but He waits for the completion of the times to finish our salvation.
  • H.D.
    “It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭9:12-13‬ ‭
    “Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it

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