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  • He arrived just as Jacob's sons were coming in from the fields. They were shocked and furious that their sister had been raped. Shechem had done a disgraceful thing against Jacob's family,* a thing that should never have been done.1 - Genesis 34:7

  • Hamor told Jacob and his sons, "My son Shechem is truly in love with your daughter, and he longs for her to be his wife. Please let him marry her. - Genesis 34:8

  • Then all of Jacob's sons plundered the town because their sister had been defiled there. - Genesis 34:27

  • Afterward Jacob said to Levi and Simeon, "You have made me stink among all the people of this land--among all the Canaanites and Perizzites. We are so few that they will come and crush us. We will all be killed!" - Genesis 34:30

  • God said to Jacob, "Now move on to Bethel and settle there. Build an altar there to worship me--the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother, Esau." - Genesis 35:1

  • So Jacob told everyone in his household, "Destroy your idols, wash yourselves, and put on clean clothing. - Genesis 35:2

  • So they gave Jacob all their idols and their earrings, and he buried them beneath the tree near Shechem. - Genesis 35:4

  • Jacob built an altar there and named it El-bethel,* because God had appeared to him there at Bethel when he was fleeing from Esau.1 - Genesis 35:7

  • God appeared to Jacob once again when he arrived at Bethel after traveling from Paddan-aram. God blessed him - Genesis 35:9

  • and said, "Your name is no longer Jacob; you will now be called Israel."*3 - Genesis 35:10

  • Then God went up from the place where he had spoken to Jacob. - Genesis 35:13

  • Jacob set up a stone pillar to mark the place where God had spoken to him. He then poured wine over it as an offering to God and anointed the pillar with olive oil. - Genesis 35:14

  • Jacob called the place Bethel--"house of God"--because God had spoken to him there. - Genesis 35:15

  • Jacob set up a stone monument over her grave, and it can be seen there to this day. - Genesis 35:20

  • Jacob* then traveled on and camped beyond the tower of Eder.5 - Genesis 35:21

  • While he was there, Reuben slept with Bilhah, his father's concubine, and someone told Jacob about it. These are the names of the twelve sons of Jacob: - Genesis 35:22

  • The sons of Zilpah, Leah's servant, were Gad and Asher. These were the sons born to Jacob at Paddan-aram. - Genesis 35:26
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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