Genesis 35:21-29Contemporary English Version (CEV)
21 Jacob, also known as Israel, traveled to the south of Eder Tower, where he set up camp.
22 During their time there, Jacob’s oldest son Reuben slept with Bilhah, who was one of Jacob’s other wives.[a] And Jacob found out about it.
Jacob’s Twelve Sons
23-26 Jacob had twelve sons while living in northern Syria.[b] His first-born Reuben was the son of Leah, who later gave birth to Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun. Leah’s servant Zilpah had two sons: Gad and Asher.
Jacob and his wife Rachel had Joseph and Benjamin. Rachel’s servant woman Bilhah had two more sons: Dan and Naphtali.
27 Jacob went to his father Isaac at Hebron, also called Mamre or Kiriath-Arba, where Isaac’s father Abraham had lived as a foreigner. 28-29 Isaac died at the ripe old age of one hundred eighty, then his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
35.22other wives: See the note at 22.24. Bilhah had been Rachel’s servant woman (see 29.28-30).
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