Genesis 35:7

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations for 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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 for Genesis 35:7

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.


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