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Gênesis 35

1 AndGod is ever at hand to comfort his people in their troubles.God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that [were] with him, Put away the strange gods that [are] among you, and beThat by this outward act they should show their inward repentance.clean, and change your garments:

3 For we will rise and goe vp to Beth-el, and I will make an altar there vnto God, which heard me in the day of my tribulation, and was with me in the way which I went.

4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which [were] in their hand, and [all their]For in this was some sign of superstition, as in tablets and Agnus deis (a cake of wax, stamped with a lamb bearing a cross or flag, that has been blessed by the Pope).earrings which [were] in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which [was] by Shechem.

5 And they journeyed: and theThus, despite the inconvenience that came before, God delivered Jacob.terror of God was upon the cities that [were] round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

6 So came Iaakob to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan: (the same is Beth-el) hee and all the people that was with him.

7 And he built there an altar, and had called the place, The God of Beth-el, because that God appeared vnto him there, when he fled from his brother.

8 Then Deborah Rebekahs nourse dyed, and was buried beneath Beth-el vnder an oke: and he called the name of it Allon Bachuth.

9 Againe God appeared vnto Iaakob, after he came out of Padan Aram, and blessed him.

10 Moreouer God said vnto him, Thy name is Iaakob: thy name shalbe no more called Iaakob, but Israel shalbe thy name: and hee called his name Israel.

11 Againe God said vnto him, I am God all sufficient. growe, and multiplie. a nation and a multitude of nations shall spring of thee, and Kings shall come out of thy loynes.

12 Also I will giue the lande, which I gaue to Abraham and Izhak, vnto thee: and vnto thy seede after thee will I giue that land.

13 And GodAs God is said to descend, when he shows some sign of his presence: so he is said to ascend when a vision is ended.went up from him in the place where he talked with him.

14 And Iaakob set vp a pillar in the place where he talked with him, a pillar of stone, and powred drinke offring thereon: also hee powred oyle thereon.

15 And Iaakob called the name of the place, where God spake with him, Beth-el.

16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but aThe Hebrew word signifies as much ground as one can cover from resting point to resting point, which is taken for half a days journey.little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

17 And whe she was in paines of her labour, the midwife saide vnto her, Feare not: for thou shalt haue this sonne also.

18 Then as she was about to yeelde vp the Ghost (for she died) she called his name Ben-oni, but his father called him Beniamin.

19 Thus died Rahel, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem.

20 And Jacob set aThe ancient fathers used this ceremony to testify their hope of the resurrection to come, which was not generally revealed.pillar upon her grave: that [is] the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

21 Then Israel went forwarde, and pitched his tent beyond Migdal-eder.

22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went andThis teaches that the fathers were not chosen for their merits, but only by God's mercies, whose election was not changed by their faults.lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard [it]. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

23 The sonnes of Leah: Reuben Iaakobs eldest sonne, and Simeon, and Leui, and Iudah, and Issachar, and Zebulun.

24 The sonnes of Rahel: Ioseph & Beniamin.

25 And the sonnes of Bilhah Rahels maide: Dan and Naphtali.

26 And the sonnes of Zilpah Leahs maide: Gad and Asher. These are the sonnes of Iaakob, which were borne him in Padan Aram.

27 Then Iaakob came vnto Izhak his father to Mamre a citie of Arbah: this is Hebron, where Abraham and Izhak were strangers.

28 And the daies of Izhak were an hundreth and fourescore yeeres.

29 And Izhak gaue vp the ghost and died, and was gathered vnto his people, being olde & full of daies: & his sonnes Esau & Iaakob buried him.

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