Genesis Chapter 35 Discussion

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  • 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.
  • Stanjett
    Vanessa and A disciple: What son did Jacob lose? Jacob had 12 sons and all were still alive at this time.
  • 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, Genesis 25:9; Ishmael's burial, 25: 12-17; Ch. 35:28-29, Essau
  • Irene123
    V. 8 - I see where Deborah's nurse was buried at Bethel, but not Deborah. She may have been buried there, but scripture does not say.
  • Noel Grant
    It seems to me that Deborah was the first to be buried in BETHEL. HAVE A BLESS DAY
  • David
    Can you interpret the meaning of the language in verse 5 ....and the terror of God was upon the cities.... ? Was this "terror" created by something the people of the cities witnessed, or could it be something akin to a "feeling" placed upon their minds by God? Or is it something else? What terror prevented the men of those cities from pursuing Jacob and his people? I'd greatly appreciate any help with this. And if anyone is aware of a site that translates this and other verses, please point it out to me, as I'd love to involve myself with any future questions such as this one. God Bless!!!!!!!
  • Stanjett
    Chapter 34 vs 25-29
  • Dewey J
    Lovely, it seems like that is the truth that Rachel was the first person to be buried in Bethlehem at lease from that passage of Scripture I believe so Genesis 35:19. God bless us all and also in the understanding of his Word. Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Dewey J
    Reinarudo, I find some truth in your statement but I disagree with the ideal that Reuben got sin from his father Jacob. Though Jacob made some mistakes he still kept trying to please God I don 't see that in any of his sons. Reuben was a grown man and could have followed the good example of Jocob by going out of his father 's house to get his own wife but he chose to do evil Ja.1:13 " Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God... V14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. God bless us all and also in the understanding of his Word. Bless the Lord with all my soul through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Reinarudo Watanabe
    GENESIS CHAPTER 35 1 18 15 V22 Reuben got sinned from his father to laid in Jacob concubine. Although law of God not yet given to them but still a sin. In Christian life, God would not allow it. As written in 1 CORINTHIANS 7:2-4 10:13 15:33. God bless us, A-men.
  • Lovely
    Was Rachael the first biblical character that buried in Bethlehem?
  • Adanma
    We should give ourselves to be lead by God.
  • Nicola
    This makes me reflect. I am golng to Beth el and tonight I lay down my plans n take on His will.
  • Omowunmi Lawrence
    To Benedict question. My little understanding of dat verse 4 is dis. D ear ring and d foreign gods belongs to d same place. as we can see. He hid then under the Oak which is by Shechem. If d foreign gods can not dwell in bethel so does ear ring. That means. D same applicatn dat applies to foreign applies to ear ring. We can serve God with it.
  • Mosez.
    the lord is askin us to arise in our spiritual life and build a dwelling point in our lifes...
  • Joseph
    There is power in our words, especially over those we have authority over. Jacob had spoken out in Genesis 31 32 that whoever stole Laban 's idols should not live and i believe that was manifested in the untimely death of Rachel whom Jacob loved so much and had stolen the idols. Jacob was not at fault for making the spiritual decree. This is a lesson that our words are powerful in the spirit realm and we should constantly say good things over our lives, children, family, the Church and our community. That does not mean we should sugar coat our preaching when we need to rebuke, correct or chasten. God help us to use our mouths wisely all the time in Jesus Name.
  • Joseph
    Bethel is a place of Consecration, sanctification and total obedience to God. It is the place where the Will of God crosses ours and we submit fully to Him because He is the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent One. Bethel is a place where the 'spirit of the world ' is expunged out of us and replaced with the Spirit of God. It is the place the prodigal son backslider sees his nakedness and the need for God 's covering the Blood of Jesus to make him whole and clean. Indeed, it is the place of our 'first love ' to Jesus Christ. All Christians need to go back to their bethel if they can see lukewarmness, docility and carelessness in their spiritual lives.
  • Anonymous for verse 4
    Was Jacob calling earrings too strange gods in his speech?
  • Ron Smith for verse 2
    What did he mean clean garments Shirt and tie or clean and neat Go to church clean and in clean garments
  • @MikeWinNormanOK
    God said to go to Bethel to dwell, not just a visit. Perhaps by staying Jacob would have learned Rachel had stolen her dad's idols and then broken the curse he put on the thief a few chapters before. Stay in His presence.
    pls i somebody to summarise between verse 1-4 for me . iam a bit confused concerning earing
  • Rhonda
    I am trying to understand all the incest that took place in this book. In this day and time it would be an outrage. I am taking that God wanted nations to be built into the world he had created. Can someone, please enlighten me.
    It looks like someone was telling a story, but doesn't sound God's words, if those words have been told by human, so all humans make mistakes when they tell stories, but God doesn't make mistakes or either sends prophets to get drunk and let young daughters sleep with their own father. Otherwise God was absent when his prophets did sin or fornicated with his daughters. If God allowed this to happen with a prophet and have him write this story in the bible, so, can we (as humans) do the same with our daughters? By cancelling our brain and become like animals? I need some priest to answer me please. Thanks for your reply.
  • Lorral Weaver
    The reason that Reuben was wrong, was not because he stole his father's property, (we as women are not property) it was because Reuben committed adultery with his father's wife, or his stepmother. True the Ten Commandments hadnít been given yet, but it was still adultery which is forbidden and wrong. Bilhah had become one with Jacob, so Reuben had defiled that union with Jacob and Bilhah. God always does things in His order. If we are allowed to do things our way, then the world would be a lot worse off than it is now.
  • Timothy Wayne George
    Jacob has repented of his sins, and set his house in order by removing all the idols that they had. When Rachel died this was very hard on Jacob because he loved her more than his other wives. God changed his name to Israel, so that he will no longer be a deceiver. Israel built, an altar there and God blessed him. God allowed those multiple wives, but he has commanded that all men repent. Every man is to have one wife, and every woman is to have one husband. We have the Holy Spirit to guide us, and they did not have that then. Nevertheless what Reuben did was wrong, and this was a result of sowing, and reaping. God would deal with the sons of Israel for their sins, and the son of his beloved wife Rachel, Joseph would rebuke them in Egypt. No one gets away with sin, and we are told if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. We must confess sin, and repent of it, then forsake it. If we walk in the spirit, we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. A wife is not the property of her husband, but the two shall become one flesh. A man is to leave his father, and mother then cleave unto his wife. When we do what God has commanded, our marriages will be blessed.
  • Emmanuel
    To my mind, this chapter reveals that Racheal surrendered all the idols she had stolen from her father. God blessed Jacob again, reiterating the change of his name

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