Genesis 35:18

“And it came to passe as her soule was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Beniamin.”

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And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
- King James Version

It came about as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the hour when her life went from her (for death came to her), she gave the child the name Ben-oni: but his father gave him the name of Benjamin.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass as her soul was departing -- for she died -- that she called his name Benoni; but his father called him Benjamin.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass as her soul was in departing (for she died) that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin.
- Webster's Bible

It happened, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him Benoni, but his father named him Benjamin.
- World English Bible

And 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 him Benjamin;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing--for she died--that she called his name Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 35:18


35:18 Her dying lips calls her new - born soon Benoni, the son of my sorrow. But Jacob because he would not renew the sorrowful remembrance of his mother's death every time he called his son by name, changed his name, and called him Benjamin, the son of my right hand - That is, very dear to me; set on my right hand for a right hand blessing; the support of my age, like the staff in my right hand. Jacob buried her near the place where she died. If the soul be at rest after death, the matter is not great where the body lies. In the place where the tree falls, there let it lie. The Jewish writers say, The death of Deborah and Rachel was to expiate the murder of the Shechemites, occasioned by Dinah, a daughter of the family.


Discussion for Genesis 35

  • Vanessa
    David their were wicked tribes that Jacob, "Israel" in his travel to Bethel had to pass, with God's protection they could not touch them. He had God's full shield on. he lost so much as it was his mother's nurse, his wife and then his son to sin, he still knew he had the grace of God. Amazing Grace!
  • A disciple
    Jacob's life seemed to be just one trouble after another, and sorrow over sorrow; he lost his mother's nurse, his wife, his father, and later a son; but nothing was a sign of God's disapproval, but rather, God came down and spoke to him and guided him away from a bad situation and blessed him with the same blessing and promise as He gave to Abraham and Isaac; and He gave Jacob a new name, Israel.
  • Arthur
    What are the question marks before the verse for?
  • BSP
    Verse 4: Jacob had to make sure he "cleaned house" in regards to the false gods that his family had accumulated.
  • Ren
    8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth. Irene it says Deborah was buried I think you got your names mixed up.
  • Irene123
    Parallels in Gen. - Ismael Ch. 16:10:12; Abraham's burial, Gen. 25:9; Ishmael's burial, 25: 12-17; Ch. 35:28-29, Essau

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