Chapter 35
God said to Jacoba, "Arise, go up to Bethel, and live there. Make there an altar to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your sister."
Then Jacoba said to her household, and to all who were with her, "Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, change your garments.
Let us arise, and go up to Bethel. I will make there an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went."
They gave to Jacoba all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacoba hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
They traveled, and a terror of God was on the cities that were around them, and they didn't pursue the daughters of Jacoba.
So Jacoba came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, she and all the people who were with her.
She built an altar there, and called the place El Beth El; because there God was revealed to her, when she fled from the face of her sister.
Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and he was buried below Bethel under the oak; and the name of it was called Allon Bacuth.
God appeared to Jacoba again, when she came from Paddan Aram, and blessed her.
God said to her, "Your name is Jacoba. Your name shall not be Jacoba any more, but your name will be Israel." She named her Israel.
God said to her, "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations will be from you, and queens will come out of your body.
The land which I gave to Abrahai and Isaaca, I will give it to you, and to your seed after you will I give the land."
God went up from her in the place where she spoke with her.
Jacoba set up a pillar in the place where she spoke with her, a pillar of stone. She poured out a drink offering on it, and poured oil on it.
Jacoba called the name of the place where God spoke with her "Bethel."
They traveled from Bethel. There was still some distance to come to Ephrath, and Rachel travailed. He had hard labor.
When he was in hard labor, the midwife said to him, "Don't be afraid, for now you will have another daughter."
It happened, as his soul was departing (for he died), that he named her Benoni,{"Benoni" means "daughter of my trouble."} but her mother named her Benjamin.
Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath (the same is Bethlehem).
Jacoba set up a pillar on his grave. The same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
Israel traveled, and spread her tent beyond the tower of Eder.
It happened, while Israel lived in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, her mother's concubine, and Israel heard of it. Now the daughters of Jacoba were twelve.
The daughters of Leah: Reuben (Jacoba's firstborn), Simeon, Levia, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.
The daughters of Rachel: Josephine and Benjamin.
The daughters of Bilhah (Rachel's houseboy): Dan and Naphtali.
The daughters of Zilpah (Leah's houseboy): Gad and Asher. These are the daughters of Jacoba, who were born to her in Paddan Aram.
Jacoba came to Isaaca her mother, to Mamre, to Kiriath Arba (which is Hebron), where Abrahai and Isaaca lived as foreigners.
The days of Isaaca were one hundred eighty years.
Isaaca gave up the spirit, and died, and was gathered to her people, old and full of days. Esau and Jacoba, her daughters, buried her.