Jacob Returns to Bethel
1Then God said to Jacob, “Go up to Bethel and settle there, and build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.”
2So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes. 3Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone.” 4So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods they had and the rings in their ears, and Jacob buried them under the oak at Shechem. 5Then they set out, and the terror of God fell on the towns all around them so that no one pursued them.
6Jacob and all the people with him came to Luz (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan. 7There he built an altar, and he called the place El Bethel,35:7 El Bethel means God of Bethel. because it was there that God revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.
8Now Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died and was buried under the oak outside Bethel. So it was named Allon Bakuth.35:8 Allon Bakuth means oak of weeping.
9After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram,35:9 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verse 26 God appeared to him again and blessed him. 10God said to him, “Your name is Jacob,35:10 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives. but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.35:10 Israel probably means he struggles with God.” So he named him Israel.
11And God said to him, “I am God Almighty35:11 Hebrew El-Shaddai; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants. 12The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.” 13Then God went up from him at the place where he had talked with him.
14Jacob set up a stone pillar at the place where God had talked with him, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it. 15Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.35:15 Bethel means house of God.
The Deaths of Rachel and Isaac
16Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty. 17And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, “Don’t despair, for you have another son.” 18As she breathed her last—for she was dying—she named her son Ben-Oni.35:18 Ben-Oni means son of my trouble. But his father named him Benjamin.35:18 Benjamin means son of my right hand.
19So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). 20Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day that pillar marks Rachel’s tomb.
21Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder. 22While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard of it.
Jacob had twelve sons:
23The sons of Leah:
Reuben the firstborn of Jacob,
Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun.
24The sons of Rachel:
Joseph and Benjamin.
25The sons of Rachel’s servant Bilhah:
Dan and Naphtali.
26The sons of Leah’s servant Zilpah:
Gad and Asher.
These were the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan Aram.
27Jacob came home to his father Isaac in Mamre, near Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had stayed. 28Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years. 29Then he breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, old and full of years. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
Yakob San Kɔ Bet-El
1Na Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Yakob se, “Kɔ Bet-El kɔtena hɔ. Sɛ wudu hɔ a, si afɔremuka ma me. Me na miyii me ho adi kyerɛɛ wo bere a na woreguan afi wo nua Esau nkyɛn no.”
2Enti Yakob ka kyerɛɛ ne fifo ne wɔn a wɔka ne ho nyinaa se, “Monsɛe mo anyame a mode wɔn fi amannɔne bae no nyinaa. Munnwira mo ho, na monsesa mo ntade nso.” 3Ɔtoaa so se, “Yɛrebetu kwan akɔ Bet-El. Na sɛ yedu hɔ a, yebesi afɔremuka ama Onyankopɔn a otiee me mpaebɔ wɔ mʼamanehunu mu, na ɔkaa me ho wɔ mʼakwantu mu no.” 4Enti wɔn nyinaa de wɔn ahoni ne asokaa maa Yakob. Yakob tuu fam wɔ odum bi ase wɔ Sekem, de ne nyinaa hyɛɛ hɔ. 5Na wosii mu. Wɔrekɔ no, Onyankopɔn bɔɔ nkurow a wɔfaa so no nyinaa mu nnipa no hu a ɛno nti obiara antumi antaa wɔn.
6Yakob ne ne nkurɔfo a wɔka ne ho no beduu Lus a ɛno ara ne Bet-El a ɛwɔ Kanaan asase so no. 7Osii afɔremuka wɔ hɔ, too hɔ din El-Bet-El, efisɛ ɛhɔ na bere a ɔreguan afi ne nua Esau nkyɛn no, Onyankopɔn yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ no.
8Eyi akyi no, Debora a ɔyɛ Rebeka bagyigyefo no wu ma wosiee no wɔ odum bi a ɛwɔ Bet-El bon mu no ase. Efi saa bere no, wɔtoo beae hɔ din Alon-Bakut, a ne nkyerɛase ne Agyaadwotwa Dum.
9Yakob fi Paddan-Aram beduu Bet-El no, Onyankopɔn san yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ no, hyiraa no. 10Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Ɛwɔ mu sɛ wɔfrɛ wo Yakob de, nanso efi nnɛ, wɔremfrɛ wo Yakob bio, na mmom, wɔbɛfrɛ wo Israel a ne nkyerɛase ne Onipa a ɔne Onyankopɔn adi asi.” Enti Onyankopɔn too ne din se Israel.
11Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Yakob se, “Mene Onyankopɔn tumfo no. Wʼase nnɔ, na wʼase mfɛe. Ɔman ne aman asafo befi wo mu aba. Saa ara na ahemfo nso befi wo mu aba. 12Mede asase a mede maa Abraham ne Isak no bɛma wo. Yiw, mede saa asase koro yi ara bɛma wʼasefo.” 13Na Onyankopɔn fii faako a na ɔne Yakob rekasa hɔ no kɔɔ ɔsoro.
14Yakob sii ɔbodum wɔ hɔ, hwiee afɔresa guu so, de bɔɔ Onyankopɔn afɔre. Ɔsan de afɔrengo sraa odum no ho. 15Yakob too beae a Onyankopɔn ne no kasae no Bet-El, a ne nkyerɛase ne Onyankopɔn fi.
Benyamin Awo Ne Rahel Wu
16Yakob ne ne fifo sii mu fii Bet-El, de wɔn ani kyerɛɛ Efrat. Wɔrekɔ no, awo kaa Rahel wɔ akwantemfi. 17Bere a ɔreko awo no, ɔbea ɔwogyefo no ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Nsuro na worebɛwo ɔbabarima bio.” 18Nanso Rahel koo awo tɔe. Na bere a ne kra refi ne mu na ɔreyɛ awu no, ɔtoo ne babarima a wawo no no din Ben-Oni, a ne nkyerɛase ne Mʼawerɛhow Mu Ba. “Nanso nʼagya san too no din Benyamin a, ne nkyerɛase ne Me dɔba.”
19Rahel wu ma wosiee no Efrat a ɛno ara ne Betlehem no akwantemfi. 20Yakob yɛɛ nkaedum sii Rahel da no so a ɛda so wɔ hɔ besi nnɛ.
21Israel toaa nʼakwantu no so, kosii ne ntamadan wɔ Edir abantenten no akyi nohɔ baabi. 22Bere a Israel te saa asase no so no, ɔtee sɛ ne ba panyin Ruben ne Bilha a ɔyɛ nʼagya afenaa a waware no no akɔda.
Na Yakob wɔ mmabarima dumien:
23Lea mma na wɔn din didi so yi:
Ruben a ɔno ne Israel abakan,
Simeon, Lewi, Yuda, Isakar ne Sebulon.
24Rahel nso mmabarima baanu no ne
Yosef ne Benyamin.
25Rahel afenaa Bilha mmabarima baanu no ne
Dan ne Naftali
26Lea afenaa Silpa nso mmabarima baanu no ne
Gad ne Aser.
Eyinom ne Yakob mmabarima a wɔwoo wɔn wɔ Paddan-Aram no.
27Akyiri yi no, Yakob baa nʼagya Isak nkyɛn wɔ Mamrɛ wɔ Kiriat-Arba, a ɛno ara ne Hebron, faako a Abraham ne Isak tenaa sɛ ahɔho no. 28Isak dii mfe ɔha ne aduɔwɔtwe. 29Isak wu ma wɔfaa no kɔkaa ne mpanyimfo ho; na wabɔ akwakoraa posoposo. Ne mmabarima Esau ne Yakob na wosiee no.