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.
Yakobo Abwerera ku Beteli
1Tsono Mulungu anati kwa Yakobo, “Nyamuka uchoke kuno kupita ku Beteli. Kumeneko ukamange guwa lansembe la Mulungu amene anadza kwa iwe pamene umathawa Esau, mʼbale wako.”
2Choncho Yakobo anawuza a pa banja pake ndi onse amene anali naye kuti, “Chotsani milungu yachilendo imene muli nayo, ndipo mudziyeretse nokha ndi kusintha zovala zanu. 3Tiyeni tinyamuke kuchoka kuno kupita ku Beteli. Kumeneko ndikamumangira guwa lansembe Mulungu amene anandithandiza pa nthawi za masautso anga, komanso amene wakhala nane mʼmayendedwe anga onse.” 4Choncho anamupatsa Yakobo milungu yachilendo yonse imene anali nayo pamodzi ndi ndolo. Iye anazikwirira pansi pa mtengo wa thundu ku Sekemu. 5Pamenepo ananyamuka, ndipo mtima woopa Mulungu unagwera anthu onse a mʼmizinda yozungulira, kotero kuti palibe aliyense amene anatsatira banja la Yakobo.
6Yakobo ndi anthu onse anali naye aja anafika ku Luzi (ku Beteli) mu dziko la Kanaani. 7Kumeneko anamanga guwa lansembe nalitcha Eli Beteli, chifukwa kunali kumeneko kumene Mulungu anadziwulula yekha kwa Yakobo pamene ankathawa mʼbale wake.
8Debora mlezi wa Rakele anamwalira komweko nayikidwa mʼmanda pansi pa mtengo wa thundu cha kumunsi kwa Beteli. Choncho panatchedwa Aloni-Bakuti (mtengo wamaliro).
9Yakobo atabwera kuchokera ku Padanaramu, Mulungu anabweranso kwa iye namudalitsa. 10Mulungu anati kwa iye, “Dzina lako ndiwe Yakobo, koma sudzatchedwanso Yakobo; koma udzatchedwa Israeli.” Choncho anamutcha iye Israeli.
11Ndipo Mulungu anati kwa iye, “Ine ndine Mulungu Wamphamvuzonse; berekanani ndi kuchulukana. Mtundu wa anthu, inde, mitundu yambiri ya anthu idzatuluka mwa iwe, ndipo ena mwa zidzukulu zako adzakhala mafumu. 12Dziko limene ndinapereka kwa Abrahamu ndi Isake ndiliperekanso kwa iwe. Lidzakhala lako ndi la zidzukulu zako.” 13Kenaka Mulungu anamusiya Yakobo.
14Yakobo anayika mwala wachikumbutso pa malo pamene Mulungu anayankhula naye paja. Iye anathirapo nsembe yachakumwa ndi yamafuta. 15Yakobo anawatcha malo amene Mulungu anayankhula naye aja kuti Beteli.
Imfa ya Isake ndi Rakele
16Kenaka anachoka ku Beteli. Koma ali pafupi kufika ku Efurata nthawi yakuti Rakele aone mwana inakwana. Iye anavutika pobereka. 17Akanali chivutikire choncho, mzamba anamulimbikitsa nati, “Usaope pakuti ubala mwana wina wamwamuna.” 18Tsono pamene Rakele ankapuma wefuwefu (popeza ankamwalira) iye anatcha mwana uja kuti Beni-Oni. Koma abambo ake anamutcha kuti Benjamini.
19Choncho Rakele anamwalira ndipo anayikidwa pa njira yopita ku Efurata (Kumeneko ndiye ku Betelehemu). 20Pa manda ake, Yakobo anayimika mwala wachikumbutso wa pa manda ndipo ulipobe mpaka lero.
21Israeli (Yakobo) anasunthanso nakamanga tenti yake kupitirira nsanja ya Ederi. 22Israeli akanali mʼderali, Rubeni anapita nakagonana ndi Biliha, mdzakazi wa abambo ake. Yakobo uja anazimva zimenezi.
Yakobo anali ndi ana aamuna khumi ndi awiri:
23Ana a Leya ndi awa:
Rubeni anali mwana woyamba wa Yakobo,
Simeoni, Levi, Yuda, Isakara, ndi Zebuloni.
24Ana a Rakele ndi awa:
Yosefe ndi Benjamini.
25Ana a Biliha, wantchito wa Rakele ndi awa:
Dani ndi Nafutali.
26Ana a Zilipa wantchito wa Leya ndi awa:
Gadi ndi Aseri.
Awa ndiwo ana a Yakobo amene anabadwira ku Padanaramu.
27Yakobo anafika ku mudzi kwa abambo ake Isake ku Mamre, (kumene kunkatchedwa ku Kiriyati-Ariba kapenanso Hebroni) kumene Abrahamu ndi Isake anakhalako kale. 28Isake anakhala ndi moyo zaka 180. 29Anamwalira ali wokalamba kwambiri ndipo anakakhala ndi anthu a mtundu wake. Ndipo ana ake Esau ndi Yakobo anamuyika mʼmanda.