1And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother. 2Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments: 3And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. 4And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem. 5And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
6¶ So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Beth-el, he and all the people that were with him. 7And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.35.7 El-beth-el: that is, The God of Beth-el 8But Deborah Rebekah’s nurse died, and she was buried beneath Beth-el under an oak: and the name of it was called Allon-bachuth.35.8 Allon-bachuth: that is, The oak of weeping
9¶ And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padan-aram, and blessed him. 10And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. 11And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; 12And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land. 13And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him. 14And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon. 15And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Beth-el.
16¶ And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.35.16 a little…: Heb. a little piece of ground 17And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. 18And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin.35.18 Ben-oni: that is, The son of my sorrow35.18 Benjamin: that is, The son of the right hand 19And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem. 20And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave unto this day.
21¶ And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar. 22And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: 24The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 25And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: 26And the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.
27¶ And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned. 28And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years. 29And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
Yakob Sane Kɔ Bet-El
1Afei, Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Yakob sɛ, “Kɔ Bet-El kɔtena hɔ. Sɛ woduru hɔ a, si afɔrebukyia ma me. Me na meyii me ho adi kyerɛɛ wo ɛberɛ a na woredwane afiri wo nua Esau nkyɛn no.”
2Enti, Yakob ka kyerɛɛ ne fiefoɔ ne wɔn a wɔka ne ho nyinaa sɛ, “Monsɛe mo anyame a mode wɔn firi amanɔne baeɛ no nyinaa. Monwira mo ho, na monsesa mo ntadeɛ nso.” 3Ɔtoaa so sɛ, “Yɛrebɛtu ɛkwan akɔ Bet-El. Na sɛ yɛduru hɔ a, yɛbɛsi afɔrebukyia ama Onyankopɔn a ɔtiee me mpaeɛbɔ wɔ mʼamanehunu mu, na ɔkaa me ho wɔ mʼakwantuo mu no.” 4Enti, wɔn nyinaa de wɔn ahoni ne nsonkawa maa Yakob. Yakob tuu fam wɔ odum bi ase wɔ Sekem, de ne nyinaa hyɛɛ hɔ. 5Afei, wɔsiim. Wɔrekɔ no, Onyankopɔn bɔɔ nkuro a wɔfaa so no nyinaa mu nnipa no hu a, ɛno enti obiara antumi anti wɔn.
6Yakob ne ne nkurɔfoɔ a wɔka ne ho no bɛduruu Lus a ɛno ara ne Bet-El a ɛwɔ Kanaan asase so no. 7Ɔsii afɔrebukyia wɔ hɔ, too hɔ edin El-Bet-El, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛhɔ na ɛberɛ a ɔredwane afiri ne nua Esau nkyɛn no, Onyankopɔn yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ no.
8Yei akyiri no, Debora a ɔyɛ Rebeka bagyegyefoɔ no wuiɛ, ma wɔsiee no wɔ odum bi a ɛwɔ Bet-El bɔn mu no ase. Ɛfiri saa ɛberɛ no, wɔtoo beaeɛ hɔ edin Alon-Bakut, a asekyerɛ ne Agyaadwotwa Dum.
9Yakob firi Paddan-Aram bɛduruu Bet-El no, Onyankopɔn sane yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ no, hyiraa no. 10Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Ɛwom sɛ wɔfrɛ wo Yakob deɛ, nanso ɛfiri ɛnnɛ, wɔremfrɛ wo Yakob bio, na mmom, wɔbɛfrɛ wo Israel a asekyerɛ ne Onipa a ɔne Onyankopɔn adi asie. Enti Onyankopɔn too ne din sɛ, Israel.”
11Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Yakob sɛ, “Mene Onyankopɔn tumfoɔ no. Wʼase nnɔre, na wʼase mfɛe. Ɔman ne aman asafo bɛfiri wo mu aba. Saa ara na ahemfo nso bɛfiri wo mu aba. 12Mede asase a mede maa Abraham ne Isak no bɛma wo. Aane, mede saa asase korɔ yi ara bɛma wʼasefoɔ.” 13Yei akyiri no, Onyankopɔn firii beaeɛ a na ɔne Yakob rekasa hɔ no kɔɔ ɔsoro.
14Afei, Yakob sii ɔbodum wɔ hɔ, hwiee afɔresa guu so, de bɔɔ Onyankopɔn afɔdeɛ. Ɔsane de afɔrengo sraa odum no ho. 15Yakob too beaeɛ a Onyankopɔn ne no kasaeɛ no Bet-El, a asekyerɛ ne Onyankopɔn fie.
Benyamin Awoɔ Ne Rahel Wuo
16Yakob ne ne fiefoɔ siim firii Bet-El, de wɔn ani kyerɛɛ Efrat. Wɔrekɔ no, awoɔ kaa Rahel wɔ akwantemfi. 17Ɛberɛ a ɔreko awoɔ no, ɔbaa ɔwogyefoɔ no ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Nsuro na worebɛwo ɔbabarima bio.” 18Nanso, Rahel koo awoɔ tɔeɛ. Na ɛberɛ a ne kra refiri ne mu na ɔreyɛ awuo no, ɔtoo ne babarima a wawo no no edin Ben-Oni, a asekyerɛ ne Mʼawerɛhoɔ Mu Ba. “Nanso, nʼagya sane too no edin Benyamin, a asekyerɛ ne Me dɔba.”
19Rahel wuiɛ, ma wɔsiee no wɔ Efrat a ɛno ara ne Betlehem no akwantemfi. 20Yakob yɛɛ nkaeɛdum sii Rahel ɛda no so a ɛda so wɔ hɔ bɛsi ɛnnɛ.
21Israel toaa nʼakwantuo no so, kɔsii ne ntomadan wɔ Edir abantenten no akyiri nohoa baabi. 22Ɛberɛ a Israel te saa asase no so no, ɔtee sɛ ne ba panin Ruben ne Bilha a ɔyɛ nʼagya afenaa a waware no no akɔda.
Na Yakob wɔ mmammarima dumienu:
23Lea mma na wɔn din didi so yi:
Ruben a ɔno ne Israel abakan,
Simeon, Lewi, Yuda, Isakar ne Sebulon.
24Rahel nso mmammarima baanu no ne
Yosef ne Benyamin.
25Rahel afenaa Bilha mmammarima baanu no ne
Dan ne Naftali
26Lea afenaa Silpa nso mmammarima baanu no ne
Gad ne Aser.
Yeinom ne Yakob mmammarima a wɔwoo wɔn wɔ Paddan-Aram no.
27Akyire no, Yakob baa nʼagya Isak nkyɛn wɔ Mamrɛ wɔ Kiriat-Arba, a ɛno ara ne Hebron, baabi a Abraham ne Isak tenaa sɛ ahɔhoɔ no. 28Isak dii mfeɛ ɔha ne aduɔwɔtwe. 29Isak wuiɛ, ma wɔfaa no kɔkaa ne mpanimfoɔ ho; na wabɔ akɔkoraa posoposo. Ne mmammarima Esau ne Yakob na wɔsiee no.