New International Version

Genesis 35:1-29

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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 35:1-29

雅各迁往伯特利

1上帝对雅各说:“你到伯特利去住,你要在那里为上帝筑一座坛,祂在你逃避你哥哥以扫时曾向你显现。” 2于是,雅各吩咐家人和所有的随从:“你们要除掉你们当中的外族神像,沐浴更衣,洁净自己。 3我们要上伯特利去,在那里为上帝筑一座坛,祂在我遭遇患难时听了我的祷告,一路都与我同在。” 4他们把所有外族的神像和自己的耳环都交给雅各雅各把这些东西埋在示剑的橡树下。

5他们就出发了,上帝使恐惧笼罩周围的城邑,没有人敢追赶他们。 6雅各和所有的随从来到迦南路斯,也就是伯特利7他在那里建造了一座坛,称那地方为伊勒·伯特利35:7 伊勒·伯特利”意思是“伯特利的上帝”。,因为在他逃避哥哥的时候,上帝曾在那里向他显现。 8后来利百加的奶妈底波拉死了,葬在伯特利山谷下面的橡树下,那棵树叫亚伦·巴古35:8 亚伦·巴古”意思是“哭泣的橡树”。

9雅各巴旦·亚兰回来后,上帝又向他显现,赐福给他。 10上帝对他说:“你叫雅各,但从今以后不要再叫雅各了,你要改名叫以色列。”这样雅各改名为以色列11上帝又说:“我是全能的上帝,你要生养众多,一国,甚至多国必从你而出,许多君王必出自你的子孙。 12我要把赐给亚伯拉罕以撒的土地赐给你和你的后代。” 13上帝说完就离开雅各升上天去。 14雅各在上帝跟他说话的地方立了一根石柱,又在柱子上奠酒、浇油, 15称那地方为伯特利

拉结和以撒去世

16他们从伯特利继续前行,离以法他还有一段路时,拉结难产。 17在难产的痛苦中,接生婆对她说:“不要害怕,你又添了一个儿子!” 18拉结临死前给儿子取名叫便·俄尼35:18 便·俄尼”意思是“我在苦难中生的儿子”。雅各却叫他便雅悯35:18 便雅悯”意思是“右手之子”,“右手”希伯来文有幸运或力量的意思。19拉结死后就葬在通往以法他的路旁,以法他伯利恒20雅各在她的坟上立了石碑,至今还在。 21以色列继续前行,在以得塔附近搭起了帐篷。 22以色列在那里居住时,吕便和父亲的妾辟拉通奸,以色列也知道这件事。

雅各有十二个儿子。 23利亚生了雅各的长子吕便西缅利未犹大以萨迦西布伦24拉结生了约瑟便雅悯25拉结的婢女辟拉生了拿弗他利26利亚的婢女悉帕生了迦得亚设。他们都是雅各的儿子,是在巴旦·亚兰出生的。

27雅各来到他父亲以撒住的幔利,即基列·亚巴,也就是亚伯拉罕以撒寄居的地方。基列·亚巴就是希伯仑28以撒共活了一百八十岁, 29年纪老迈,寿终正寝。他的儿子以扫雅各把他安葬了。