Genesis 35:7

“And hee built there an Altar, and called the place El-Bethel, because there God appeared vnto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.”

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And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
- King James Version

He built an altar there, and called the place El-bethel, because there God had revealed Himself to him when he fled from his brother.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God was revealed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there he made an altar, naming the place El-beth-el: because it was there he had the vision of God when he was in flight from his brother.
- Basic English Bible

And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God had appeared to him when he fled from the face of his brother.
- Darby Bible

And he erected there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God appeared to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
- Webster's Bible

He built an altar there, and called the place El Beth El; because there God was revealed to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
- World English Bible

and he buildeth there an altar, and proclaimeth at the place the God of Bethel: for there had God been revealed unto him, in his fleeing from the face of his brother.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el, because there God was revealed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 35:7


35:7 He built an altar - And no doubt offered sacrifice upon it, perhaps the tenth of his cattle, according to his vow, I will give the tenth unto thee. And he called the place, That is, the altar, El - beth - el, the God of Beth - el. As when he made a thankful acknowledgement of the honour God had done him in calling him Israel, he worshipped God by the name of El - elohe - israel, so now he was making a grateful recognition of God's former favour at Beth - el, he worships God by the name of El - beth - el, the God of Beth - el, because there God appeared to him.


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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