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.
Katonda Azza Obuggya Endagaano ne Yakobo
135:1 a Lub 28:19 b Lub 27:43Katonda n’agamba Yakobo nti, “Golokoka oyambuke e Beseri, obeere eyo, ozimbire Katonda ekyoto, eyakulabikira bwe wadduka muganda wo Esawu.”
235:2 a Lub 18:19; Yos 24:15 b Lub 31:19 c Kuv 19:10, 14Awo Yakobo n’agamba ab’omu nnyumba ye ne bonna abaali naye nti, “Muggyeewo bakatonda abalala abali nammwe, mwetukuze mukyuse ebyambalo byammwe, 335:3 a Lub 32:7 b Lub 28:15, 20-22; 31:3, 42tulyoke twambuke tugende e Beseri ndyoke nzimbire Katonda ekyoto, Katonda eyanziramu mu nnaku ez’okunakuwala kwange, era abadde nange buli gye ŋŋenze. 435:4 Yos 24:25-26Awo ne bawa Yakobo bakatonda abalala bonna be baalina, n’empeta ezaali ku matu gaabwe;35:4 Empeta ez’oku matu zaakozesebwanga ng’ensiriba. Yakobo n’abiziika wansi w’omuvule ogwali okumpi ne Sekemu.” 535:5 Kuv 15:16; 23:27; Yos 2:9Bwe baali batambula, entiisa ya Katonda n’egwa ku bibuga ebyali bibeetoolodde, ne batagoberera baana ba Yakobo.
635:6 Lub 28:19; 48:3Yakobo n’ajja e Luzi, ye Beseri, ekiri mu nsi ya Kanani, ye n’abantu bonna abaali naye. 735:7 Lub 28:13N’azimba eyo ekyoto, n’akituuma Erubeeseeri. Kubanga eyo Katonda gye yamweragira bwe yadduka muganda we.
835:8 Lub 24:59Debola omujjanjabi wa Lebbeeka n’afa n’aziikibwa wansi w’omuvule, wansi wa Beseri kyekyava kiyitibwa Alooninakusi. 935:9 Lub 32:29Yakobo bwe yava mu Padanalaamu Katonda n’amulabikira, n’amuwa omukisa. 1035:10 Lub 17:5Katonda n’amugamba nti, “Erinnya lyo ggwe Yakobo; tokyaddayo kuyitibwa Yakobo, erinnya lyo linaabanga Isirayiri.” Bwe kityo erinnya lye ne liba Isirayiri. 1135:11 a Lub 17:1; Kuv 6:3 b Lub 28:3; 48:4 c Lub 17:6Katonda n’amugamba nti, “Ndi Katonda Ayinzabyonna: zaala oyale, eggwanga n’enkuyanja y’amawanga biriva mu ggwe, ne bakabaka balisibuka mu ggwe. 1235:12 a Lub 13:15; 28:13 b Lub 12:7; 26:3Ensi gye nawa Ibulayimu ne Isaaka, ndigikuwa ggwe, era ndigiwa n’ezzadde lyo eririddawo.” 1335:13 Lub 17:22Awo Katonda n’alinnya okuva waali mu kifo we yayogerera naye.
1435:14 Lub 28:18Yakobo n’asimba empagi mu kifo Katonda mwe yayogerera naye, empagi ey’ejjinja; n’agiyiwako ekiweebwayo ekyokunywa, n’ayiwako n’amafuta. 1535:15 Lub 28:19Yakobo ekifo Katonda we yayogerera naye n’akiyita Beseri.
16Bwe baava e Beseri, era nga bakyali walako okuva Efulasi, Laakeeri n’alumwa, n’alumwa ddala nnyo. 1735:17 Lub 30:24Bwe yali ng’alumwa bw’atyo omuzaalisa n’amugamba nti, “Totya kubanga kaakano onoofuna omwana omulala owoobulenzi.” 18Omwoyo bwe gwali gumuggwaamu ng’afa, n’amutuuma Benoni, naye kitaawe n’amuyita Benyamini.
1935:19 Lub 48:7; Lus 1:1, 19; Mi 5:2; Mat 2:16Awo Laakeeri n’afa n’aziikibwa ku kkubo erigenda Efulasi (ye Besirekemu). 2035:20 1Sa 10:2Yakobo n’asimba empagi ku malaalo ge, y’empagi y’amalaalo ga Laakeeri, ekyaliwo n’okutuusa kaakano.
21Isirayiri ne yeeyongera okutambula, n’akuba eweema ye, emabega w’omunaala gwa Ederi. 2235:22 a Lub 49:4; 1By 5:1 b Lub 29:29; Lv 18:8Isirayiri bwe yali ng’ali mu nsi omwo Lewubeeni n’agenda ne yeebaka ne Biira omuweereza wa kitaawe, Isirayiri n’akiwulira.
Batabani ba Yakobo baali kkumi n’ababiri.
2335:23 a Lub 46:8 b Lub 29:35 c Lub 30:20Batabani ba Leeya baali:
Lewubeeni mutabani wa Yakobo omubereberye,
ne Simyoni, ne Leevi, ne Yuda, ne Isakaali ne Zebbulooni.
2435:24 a Lub 30:24 b nny 18Batabani ba Laakeeri ye:
Yusufu ne Benyamini.
2535:25 Lub 30:8Batabani ba Biira, omuweereza wa Laakeeri be ba:
Ddaani ne Nafutaali.
2635:26 a Lub 30:11 b Lub 30:13Batabani ba Zirupa omuweereza wa Leeya be ba:
Gaadi ne Aseri.
Bano be batabani ba Yakobo abaamuzaalirwa mu Padanalaamu.
Okufa kwa Isaaka
2735:27 a Lub 13:18; 18:1 b Yos 14:15Awo Yakobo n’ajja eri kitaawe Isaaka e Mamule, oba Kiriyasaluba, ye Kebbulooni, Ibulayimu ne Isaaka mwe baatuulanga. 2835:28 Lub 25:7, 20Isaaka yawangaala emyaka kikumi mu kinaana. 2935:29 a Lub 25:8; 49:33 b Lub 15:15 c Lub 25:9Isaaka n’afa ng’akaddiye nnyo n’agenda abantu be gye bagenda, ng’amaze ennaku nnyingi, batabani be Esawu ne Yakobo ne bamuziika.