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) 13 Then God went up from him(J) at the place where he had talked with him.

14 Jacob set up a stone pillar(K) at the place where God had talked with him, and he poured out a drink offering(L) on it; he also poured oil on it.(M) 15 Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.[e](N)

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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
  5. Genesis 35:15 Bethel means house of God.