9 Then God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him.10 God said to him,
“Your name is Jacob; [a]You shall no longer be called Jacob, But Israel shall be your name.”
Thus He called [b]him Israel.11 God also said to him,
“I am [c]God Almighty; Be fruitful and multiply; A nation and a company of nations shall [d]come from you, And kings shall [e]come forth from [f]you. 12 “The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, And I will give the land to your [g]descendants after you.”
13 Then God went up from him in the place where He had spoken with him.14 Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He had spoken with him, a pillar of stone, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it.15 So Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him, [h]Bethel.
16 Then they journeyed from Bethel; and when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and she [i]suffered severe labor.17 When she was in severe labor the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for now you have another son.”18 It came about as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him [j]Ben-oni; but his father called him [k]Benjamin.19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).20 Jacob set up a pillar over her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave to this day.21 Then Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the [l]tower of [m]Eder.
22 It came about while Israel was dwelling in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine, and Israel heard of it.
The Sons of Israel
Now there were twelve sons of Jacob—23 the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn, then Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun;24 the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;25 and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s maid: Dan and Naphtali;26 and the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s maid: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram.
27 Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre of Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had sojourned.
28 Now the days of Isaac were one hundred and eighty years.29 Isaac breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, an old man [n]of ripe age; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
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