Genesis 35:9

“And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 35:9

And God appeared vnto Iacob againe, when he came out of Padan Aram, and blessed him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now when Jacob was on his way from Paddan-aram, God came to him again and, blessing him, said,
- Basic English Bible

And God appeared to Jacob again after he had come from Padan-Aram, and blessed him.
- Darby Bible

And God appeared to Jacob again when he came out of Padan-aram; and blessed him.
- Webster's Bible

God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan Aram, and blessed him.
- World English Bible

And God appeareth unto Jacob again, in his coming from Padan-Aram, and blesseth him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 35:9

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 35:9


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.

35:8 There he buried Deborah, Rebekah's nurse - We have reason to think that Jacob, after he came to Canaan, while his family dwelt near Shechem, went himself to visit his father Isaac at Hebron. Rebekah probably was dead, but her old nurse (of whom mention is made #Ge 24:59|,) survived her, and Jacob took her to his family. While they were at Beth - el she died, and died lamented, so much lamented, that the oak under which she was buried, was called Allon - bachuth, the oak of weeping.

35:10 God now confirmed the change of his name. It was done before by the angel that wrestled with him, #Ge 32:28|, and here it was ratified by the divine majesty, to encourage him against the fear of the Canaanites. Who can be too hard for Israel, a prince with God?

35:11 He renewed and ratified the covenant with him, by the name of El - Shaddai, I am God Almighty. God All - sufficient, able to make good the promise in due time, and to support thee and provide for thee. Two things are promised him. That he should be the father of a great nation: great in number, a company of nations shall be of thee - Every tribe of Israel was a nation, and all the twelve, a company of nations: great in honour and power, kings shall come out of thy loins. That he should be master of a good land, #Ge 35:12|. The land that was given to Abraham and Isaac is here entailed on Jacob and his seed. These two promises had also a spiritual signification, which we may suppose Jacob himself had some notion of: for without doubt Christ is the promised seed, and heaven is the promised land; the former is the foundation, and the latter the top - stone of all God's favours.


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