Genesis 35:15

“And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 35:15

And Iacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him, Bethel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Beth-el.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he gave to the place where God had been talking with him, the name of Beth-el.
- Basic English Bible

And Jacob called the name of the place where God had talked with him, Beth-el.
- Darby Bible

And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him, Beth-el.
- Webster's Bible

Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him "Bethel."
- World English Bible

and Jacob calleth the name of the place where God spake with him Bethel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him, Beth-el.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 35:15

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 35:15


35:13 And God went up from him - Or, from over him - In some visible display of glory, which had hovered over him, while he talked with him.

35:14 And Jacob set up a pillar - When he was going to Padan - aram he set up that stone which he had laid his head on for a pillar; but now he took time to erect one more stately, and durable, probably inserting that stone into it. And in token of his intending it for a sacred memorial of his communion with God, he poured oil, and the other ingredients of a drink - offering upon it. This stone shall be God's house, that is, shall be set up for his honour, as houses to the praise of their builders; and here he performs it. And he confirmed the name he had formerly given to the place, Beth - el, the house of God. Yet this very place afterwards lost the honour of its name, and became Beth - aven, a house of iniquity, for here it was that Jeroboam set up one of his calves. It is impossible for the best men to entail so much as the profession and form of religion upon a place.

35:16 She had hard labour - Harder than usual.

35:17 Rachel had said when she bore Joseph, God shall give me another son, which now the midwife remembers, and tells her, her words were made good. Yet this did not avail; unless God command away fear, no one else can. We are apt in extreme perils to comfort ourselves and our friends with the hopes of a temporal deliverance, in which we may be disappointed; we had better ground our comforts on that which cannot fail us, the hope of eternal life. Rachel had passionately said, Give me children, or else I die; and now she had children (for this was her second) she died.


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