Genesis 35:20

“And Iacob set a pillar vpon her graue: that is the pillar of Rachels graue vnto this day.”

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Other Translations

And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that [is] the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
- King James Version

Jacob set up a pillar over her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave: the same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jacob put up a pillar on her resting-place; which is named, The Pillar of the resting-place of Rachel, to this day.
- Basic English Bible

And Jacob erected a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to [this] day.
- Darby Bible

And Jacob set a pillar on her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
- Webster's Bible

Jacob set up a pillar on her grave. The same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
- World English Bible

and Jacob setteth up a standing pillar over her grave; which [is] the standing pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave; the same is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 35:20


35:20 And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave - So that it was known long after to be Rachel's sepulchre, #1Sam 10:2|, and Providence so ordered it, that this place afterwards fell in the lot of Benjamin. Jacob set up a pillar in remembrance of his joys #Ge 35:14|, and here he set up one in remembrance of his sorrows; for as it may be of use to ourselves to keep both in mind, so it may be of use to others to transmit the memorials of both.


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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