2Then Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, change your garments.
3Let us arise and go up to Bethel. I will make there an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and was with me in the way that I went.”
4They gave to Jacob all the foreign gods that were in their hands, and the rings that were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the oak that was by Shechem.
5They traveled, and a terror of God was on the cities that were around them, and they didn’t pursue the sons of Jacob.
6So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), that is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him.
7He built an altar there and called the place El Bethel, because there God was revealed to him when he fled from the face of his brother.
“Your name is Jacob.
Your name will not be Jacob any more,
but your name will be Israel.”
“I am God Almighty:
be fruitful and multiply.
A nation and a company of nations
will be from you,
and kings will come out of your body.
14Jacob set up a standing-stone in the place where he spoke with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it and poured oil on it.
15Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him “Bethel.”
16They traveled from Bethel. There was still some distance to come to Ephrath, and Rachel travailed. She had hard labor.
17When she was in hard labor the midwife said to her, “Do not be afraid, for now you will have another son.”
18It came to pass as her soul was departing (for she died) that she named him Benoni; but his father named him Benjamin.
19Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath (which is Bethlehem).
20Jacob set up a standing-stone on her grave, which is the standing-stone marking of Rachel’s grave to this day.
Now the sons of Jacob were 12.
Simeon, Levi, Judah,
Issachar, and Zebulun.
Joseph and Benjamin.
Dan and Naphtali.
Gad and Asher.
These are the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan Aram.Isaac’s Death
27Jacob came to Isaac his father, to Mamre, to Kiriath-arba (which is Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac lived as foreigners.
28The days of Isaac were 180 years.
29Isaac gave up the spirit and died, and was gathered to his people, old and full of days. Esau and Jacob his sons buried him.