14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you(A) will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south.(B) All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.[a](C) 15 I am with you(D) and will watch over you(E) wherever you go,(F) and I will bring you back to this land.(G) I will not leave you(H) until I have done what I have promised you.(I)(J)

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  1. Genesis 28:14 Or will use your name and the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20)

After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram,[a](A) God appeared to him again and blessed him.(B) 10 God said to him, “Your name is Jacob,[b] but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.[c](C) So he named him Israel.

11 And God said to him, “I am God Almighty[d];(D) be fruitful and increase in number.(E) A nation(F) and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants.(G) 12 The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.(H)(I)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 35:9 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verse 26
  2. Genesis 35:10 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.
  3. Genesis 35:10 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
  4. Genesis 35:11 Hebrew El-Shaddai

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