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Genesis 35

Overview

Genesis 35:1, God commands Jacob to go to Bethel; Genesis 35:2, He purges his house of idols; Genesis 35:6, He builds an altar at Bethel; Genesis 35:8, Deborah dies at Allon-bachuth; Genesis 35:9, God blesses Jacob at Bethel; Genesis 35:16, Rachel travails of Benjamin, and dies in the way to Edar; Genesis 35:22, Reuben lies with Bilhah; Genesis 35:23, The sons of Jacob; Genesis 35:27, Jacob comes to Isaac at Hebron; Genesis 35:28, The age, death, and burial of Isaac.

Verse 1

God said: Genesis 22:14, Deuteronomy 32:36, Psalms 46:1, Psalms 91:15

Bethel: Genesis 35:7, Genesis 12:8, Genesis 13:3, Genesis 13:4, Genesis 28:10-22, Genesis 31:3, Genesis 31:13, Psalms 47:4, Ecclesiastes 5:4-6, Hosea 12:4, Nahum 1:15

when thou: Genesis 16:8, Genesis 27:41-45, Exodus 2:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:20 - builded Genesis 26:25 - builded Genesis 28:13 - the Lord stood Genesis 28:17 - the house Genesis 28:19 - the name Genesis 28:22 - God's Genesis 35:9 - General Leviticus 22:21 - to accomplish Deuteronomy 23:21 - General 1 Samuel 10:3 - Bethel 1 Kings 12:29 - Bethel Psalms 56:12 - Thy

Verse 2

unto his: Genesis 18:19, Joshua 24:15, Psalms 101:2-7

strange: Genesis 31:19, Genesis 31:34, Exodus 20:3, Exodus 20:4, Exodus 23:13, Deuteronomy 5:7, Deuteronomy 6:14, Deuteronomy 7:25, Deuteronomy 11:28, Deuteronomy 32:16, Joshua 23:7, Joshua 24:2, Joshua 24:20, Joshua 24:23, Judges 10:16, Ruth 1:15, 1 Samuel 7:3, 2 Samuel 7:23, 2 Kings 17:29, 1 Chronicles 16:26, Jeremiah 5:7, Jeremiah 16:20, Daniel 5:4, Acts 19:26, 1 Corinthians 10:7, 2 Corinthians 6:15-17, Galatians 4:8

clean: Genesis 35:22, Genesis 34:2, Genesis 34:24, Genesis 34:25, Exodus 19:10, Exodus 19:14, Leviticus 15:5, Leviticus 17:16, Numbers 31:24, 2 Kings 5:10, 2 Kings 5:12, 2 Kings 5:13, Job 1:5, Psalms 51:2, Psalms 51:7, Ecclesiastes 5:1, Isaiah 1:16, Isaiah 52:11, Jeremiah 13:27, Ezekiel 18:31, Ezekiel 20:7, Ezekiel 36:25, John 13:10, John 13:11, 2 Corinthians 7:1, Hebrews 10:22, James 4:8, 1 Peter 2:1, 1 Peter 2:2, Jude 1:23

Reciprocal: Numbers 8:7 - wash their Numbers 11:18 - Sanctify Numbers 31:20 - raiment Joshua 24:14 - put Judges 6:25 - Take thy father's 2 Chronicles 35:6 - sanctify Nehemiah 12:30 - themselves Psalms 116:1 - because Isaiah 44:13 - that it may Jeremiah 4:1 - put away John 11:55 - to purify Acts 15:20 - from pollutions

Verse 3

who answered: Genesis 28:12, Genesis 28:13, Genesis 32:7, Genesis 32:24, Psalms 46:1, Psalms 50:15, Psalms 66:13, Psalms 66:14, Psalms 91:15, Psalms 103:1-5, Psalms 107:6, Psalms 107:8, Psalms 116:1, Psalms 116:2, Psalms 116:16-18, Psalms 118:19-22, Isaiah 30:19

was with: Genesis 28:20, Genesis 31:3, Genesis 31:42, Proverbs 3:6, Isaiah 43:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:8 - of Bethel Genesis 35:7 - built Genesis 46:1 - and offered Genesis 49:25 - the God 1 Samuel 10:3 - Bethel Job 1:5 - sanctified Ecclesiastes 5:4 - vowest Obadiah 1:14 - in the day Jonah 2:9 - I will sacrifice

Verse 4

earrings: These rings were not worn as mere ornaments, but for superstitious purposes; perhaps as amulets or charms, first consecrated to some false god, or formed under some constellation, and stamped with magical characters. Maimonides mentions rings and jewels of this kind, with the image of the sun, moon, etc., impressed upon them; and Augustine describes them - Epist. 73 as used for this execrable purpose. Exodus 32:2-4, Judges 8:24-27, Hosea 2:13

hid them: Exodus 32:20, Deuteronomy 7:5, Deuteronomy 7:25, Isaiah 2:20, Isaiah 30:22

the oak: Joshua 24:25, Joshua 24:26, Judges 9:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:6 - Sichem Joshua 24:1 - Shechem 1 Chronicles 6:67 - Shechem Isaiah 3:20 - the earrings Ezekiel 16:11 - General Acts 19:19 - and burned

Verse 5

Genesis 34:30, Exodus 15:15, Exodus 15:16, Exodus 23:27, Exodus 34:24, Deuteronomy 11:25, Joshua 2:9-11, Joshua 5:1, 1 Samuel 11:7, 1 Samuel 14:15, 2 Chronicles 14:14, 2 Chronicles 17:10, Psalms 14:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:2 - General Genesis 20:6 - withheld Leviticus 26:36 - I will send 2 Chronicles 20:29 - the fear Esther 8:17 - for the fear Esther 9:2 - the fear Psalms 105:14 - General Psalms 105:38 - for Ezekiel 32:32 - General 2 Corinthians 5:11 - the terror

Verse 6

Luz: Genesis 12:8, Genesis 28:19, Genesis 28:22, Judges 1:22-26

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:13 - the Lord stood Genesis 28:15 - bring Genesis 48:3 - appeared Judges 1:23 - Luz 1 Samuel 10:3 - Bethel

Verse 7

built: Genesis 35:1, Genesis 35:3, Ecclesiastes 5:4, Ecclesiastes 5:5

El-beth-el: i.e. the god of Beth-el, Genesis 28:13, Genesis 28:19, Genesis 28:22, Exodus 17:15, Judges 6:24, Ezekiel 48:35

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:20 - builded Genesis 28:15 - bring Genesis 31:13 - the God Genesis 33:20 - General Genesis 46:1 - and offered Genesis 48:3 - appeared 1 Samuel 7:17 - he built 1 Samuel 10:3 - Bethel

Verse 8

Rebekah's: Genesis 24:59

under an oak: 1 Samuel 31:13

Allonbachuth: i.e. the oak of weeping, Judges 2:1, Judges 2:5

Reciprocal: Joshua 24:26 - under Judges 4:5 - the palm 1 Chronicles 10:12 - the oak Luke 7:2 - who

Verse 9

Genesis 12:7, Genesis 17:1, Genesis 18:1, Genesis 26:2, Genesis 28:13, Genesis 31:3, Genesis 31:11-13, Genesis 32:1, Genesis 32:24-30, Genesis 35:1, Genesis 46:2, Genesis 46:3, Genesis 48:3, Genesis 48:4, Jeremiah 31:3, Hosea 12:4, Acts 7:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:22 - General Genesis 25:20 - the Syrian Genesis 28:2 - Padanaram Genesis 33:18 - a city of Shechem Genesis 35:20 - the pillar Genesis 48:7 - Rachel

Verse 10

Genesis 17:5, Genesis 17:15, Genesis 32:27, Genesis 32:28, 1 Kings 18:31, 2 Kings 17:34

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:24 - the mighty 1 Chronicles 16:13 - ye seed 2 Chronicles 6:14 - O Lord God Isaiah 48:1 - which are

Verse 11

God Almighty: Genesis 17:1, Genesis 18:14, Genesis 43:14, Genesis 48:3, Genesis 48:4, Exodus 6:3, 2 Corinthians 6:18

a nation: Genesis 12:2, Genesis 13:16, Genesis 15:5, Genesis 17:5-7, Genesis 17:16, Genesis 18:18, Genesis 22:17, Genesis 28:3, Genesis 28:4, Genesis 28:14, Genesis 32:12, Genesis 46:3, Genesis 48:4, Exodus 1:7, Numbers 1:1 - Numbers 26:65, 1 Samuel 1:1 - 2 Chronicles 36:23

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:22 - General Genesis 17:4 - a father Genesis 17:6 - nations Genesis 36:31 - before there Genesis 46:26 - loins Genesis 49:24 - the mighty Genesis 49:25 - the Almighty Exodus 32:13 - I will multiply 1 Chronicles 16:16 - which he made 1 Chronicles 16:18 - Unto thee Psalms 105:9 - General Jeremiah 32:22 - which Hebrews 7:5 - come Hebrews 7:10 - General Revelation 1:8 - the Almighty

Verse 12

the land: Genesis 12:7, Genesis 13:14-17, Genesis 15:18, Genesis 26:3, Genesis 26:4, Genesis 28:3, Genesis 28:4, Genesis 28:13, Genesis 48:4, Exodus 3:8, Joshua 6:1 - Joshua 21:45

to: Nehemiah 13:1-31

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:15 - General Genesis 28:14 - thy seed Genesis 48:3 - appeared Genesis 50:24 - you out Exodus 6:8 - to give Exodus 32:13 - I will multiply 1 Chronicles 16:18 - Unto thee Jeremiah 32:22 - which

Verse 13

Genesis 11:5, Genesis 17:22, Genesis 18:33, Judges 6:21, Judges 13:20, Luke 24:31

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 11:24 - So

Verse 14

Genesis 35:20, Genesis 28:18, Genesis 28:19, Exodus 17:15, 1 Samuel 7:12

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:40 - a drink 2 Chronicles 29:35 - the drink Psalms 16:4 - drink

Verse 15

Bethel: Genesis 28:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:8 - of Bethel Genesis 28:13 - the land Genesis 28:22 - God's

Verse 16

a little way to come: Heb. a little piece of ground, 2 Kings 5:19

Ephrath: Genesis 48:7, Ruth 1:2, 1 Chronicles 2:19, Psalms 132:6, Micah 5:2, Matthew 2:1, Matthew 2:16, Matthew 2:18

hard labour: Genesis 3:16, 1 Timothy 2:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:8 - of Bethel Genesis 30:1 - or else I die Genesis 35:24 - General Genesis 42:4 - Benjamin Genesis 42:13 - Thy servants Genesis 42:38 - his brother Genesis 44:27 - General Genesis 46:19 - Rachel Numbers 1:36 - General Ruth 4:11 - Rachel 1 Kings 11:26 - an Ephrathite Psalms 106:33 - he spake Ezekiel 48:23 - Benjamin Matthew 1:2 - Jacob begat Acts 7:8 - and Jacob

Verse 17

Fear not: Genesis 30:24, 1 Samuel 4:19-21

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:13 - the land Genesis 43:29 - mother's son Numbers 1:5 - Elizur 1 Samuel 4:20 - Fear not Daniel 5:10 - let not

Verse 18

am cir, 2275, bc cir, 1729

her soul: Genesis 30:1, 1 Samuel 4:20, 1 Samuel 4:21, Psalms 16:10, Exodus 12:7, Lamentations 2:12, Luke 12:20, Luke 23:46, Acts 7:59

Benoni: i.e. the son of my sorrow, 1 Chronicles 4:9

Benjamin: i.e. the son of my right hand, Genesis 42:4, Genesis 42:38, Genesis 43:14, Genesis 44:27-31, Psalms 80:17, The Samaritan has ben yamim, "the son of days," i.e., of his old age ( Genesis 44:20), which Jerome renders Benjamin, id est, filius dextrae, Benjamin, that is, "the son of the right hand.

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:20 - Adam Genesis 25:8 - gave Genesis 30:24 - Joseph Genesis 32:22 - his two wives Genesis 35:22 - Now the sons Genesis 35:26 - in Padanaram Genesis 43:29 - mother's son Genesis 49:27 - ravin Exodus 1:1 - General Deuteronomy 27:12 - Simeon 1 Chronicles 2:1 - Reuben 1 Chronicles 2:2 - Benjamin 1 Chronicles 7:23 - because Daniel 5:10 - let not

Verse 19

Rachel died: Genesis 48:7

Ephrath: Joshua 19:15, Ruth 1:2, Ruth 4:11, Micah 5:2, Micah 6:2, Matthew 2:1, Matthew 2:6, Matthew 2:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 29:17 - Rachel Judges 17:7 - General Judges 19:1 - a concubine 1 Samuel 10:2 - Rachel's 1 Samuel 17:12 - Ephrathite 1 Chronicles 2:51 - Bethlehem 2 Chronicles 11:6 - Bethlehem Matthew 2:5 - General Luke 2:4 - unto Acts 7:16 - the sepulchre

Verse 20

the pillar: Genesis 35:9, Genesis 35:14, 1 Samuel 10:2, 2 Samuel 18:17, 2 Samuel 18:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:18 - set it Genesis 29:17 - Rachel

Verse 21

tower: Micah 4:8, Luke 2:8

Reciprocal: Joshua 15:21 - Eder

Verse 22

lay with: Genesis 49:4, Leviticus 18:8, 2 Samuel 16:21, 2 Samuel 16:22, 2 Samuel 20:3, 1 Chronicles 5:1, 1 Corinthians 5:1

Now the sons: In the Hebrew Text, a break is here left in the verse, opposite to which there is a Masoretic note, which states that "there is a hiatus in the verse." This hiatus the LXX, thus supplies: ךבי [Strong's G2532], נןםחסןם [Strong's G4190], וצבםח וםבםפיןם [Strong's G1726], בץפןץ [Strong's G848], "and it appeared evil in his sight." Genesis 35:18, Genesis 29:31-35, Genesis 30:5-24, Genesis 46:8-27, 49:1-28; Exodus 1:1-5, Exodus 6:14-16, Numbers 1:5-15, Numbers 1:20-46, Numbers 2:3-33, Numbers 7:12-89, 26:5-51, Numbers 26:57-62, Numbers 34:14-28, Deuteronomy 33:1-29, Joshua 13:1 - Joshua 21:45, 1 Chronicles 2:1, 1 Chronicles 2:2, 1 Chronicles 12:23-40, 1 Chronicles 27:16-22, Ezekiel 48:1-35, Acts 7:8, Revelation 7:4-8, Revelation 21:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 16:3 - his Genesis 25:6 - concubines Genesis 29:29 - Bilhah Genesis 29:32 - his name Genesis 30:4 - to wife Genesis 32:22 - his two wives Genesis 35:2 - clean Genesis 37:2 - wives Genesis 37:21 - Reuben heard Genesis 37:35 - his daughters Genesis 44:7 - General Genesis 46:25 - Bilhah Genesis 49:28 - every one Exodus 1:2 - Reuben Deuteronomy 27:20 - General 1 Chronicles 7:13 - the sons of Bilhah Ezekiel 22:10 - discovered

Verse 23

Genesis 29:32-35, Genesis 30:18-20, Genesis 33:2, Genesis 46:8-15

Reciprocal: Genesis 29:16 - was Leah Genesis 29:33 - called Genesis 29:34 - was Genesis 30:20 - and she Genesis 46:13 - Issachar Genesis 46:15 - Leah Exodus 1:1 - General Exodus 1:3 - Issachar 1 Chronicles 5:2 - Judah Acts 7:8 - and Jacob Revelation 7:7 - Levi

Verse 24

Genesis 35:16-18, Genesis 30:22-24, Genesis 46:19-22

Reciprocal: Genesis 29:17 - Rachel Genesis 30:24 - And she

Verse 25

Genesis 30:4-8, Genesis 37:2, Genesis 46:23-25

Reciprocal: Genesis 29:29 - Bilhah Genesis 30:6 - Dan Genesis 30:8 - and she Genesis 46:24 - Naphtali Genesis 46:25 - Bilhah Exodus 1:4 - Dan

Verse 26

And the sons: Genesis 30:9-13, Genesis 46:16-18

in Padanaram: Except Benjamin, Genesis 35:18, Genesis 25:20, Genesis 28:2, Genesis 31:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 29:35 - called Genesis 30:11 - she Genesis 30:13 - and she Genesis 37:2 - wives Genesis 46:17 - Asher Genesis 46:18 - Zilpah Exodus 1:4 - Asher 1 Chronicles 2:2 - Asher

Verse 27

Jacob: Genesis 27:43-45, Genesis 28:5

Mamre: Genesis 13:18, Genesis 14:13, Genesis 18:1, Genesis 23:2, Genesis 23:19, Joshua 14:12-15, Joshua 15:13, Joshua 21:11, 2 Samuel 2:1, 2 Samuel 2:3, 2 Samuel 2:11, 2 Samuel 5:1, 2 Samuel 5:3, 2 Samuel 5:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:18 - for to go Genesis 37:14 - Hebron Genesis 47:7 - And Jacob Genesis 50:13 - the cave Hebrews 11:9 - he sojourned

Verse 28

Genesis 25:7, Genesis 47:28, Genesis 50:26

Reciprocal: Genesis 25:8 - good Genesis 47:9 - have not Exodus 6:16 - an hundred Job 42:16 - an

Verse 29

am 2288, bc 1716

Isaac: Genesis 3:19, Genesis 15:15, Genesis 25:7, Genesis 25:8, Genesis 25:17, Genesis 27:1, Genesis 27:2, Genesis 49:33, Job 5:26, Ecclesiastes 12:5-7

his sons: Genesis 23:19, Genesis 23:20, Genesis 25:9, Genesis 27:41, Genesis 49:31

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:5 - in the land Genesis 49:29 - bury me Genesis 50:13 - the cave Exodus 23:26 - the number Numbers 20:24 - gathered 1 Chronicles 23:1 - old 1 Chronicles 29:28 - full of days

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 35". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/genesis-35.html.