Genesis 28:19
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English Standard Version
He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.

King James Bible
And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

American Standard Version
And he called the name of that place Beth-el. But the name of the city was Luz at the first.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he called the name of the city Bethel, which before was called Luza.

English Revised Version
And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of the city was Luz at the first.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Jacob's Dream at Bethel. - As he was travelling from Beersheba, where Isaac was then staying (Genesis 26:25), to Haran, Jacob came to a place where he was obliged to stop all night, because the sun had set. The words "he hit (lighted) upon the place," indicate the apparently accidental, yet really divinely appointed choice of this place for his night-quarters; and the definite article points it out as having become well known through the revelation of God that ensued. After making a pillow with the stones (מאשׁת, head-place, pillow), he fell asleep and had a dream, in which he saw a ladder resting upon the earth, with the top reaching to heaven; and upon it angels of God going up and down, and Jehovah Himself standing above it. The ladder was a visible symbol of the real and uninterrupted fellowship between God in heaven and His people upon earth. The angels upon it carry up the wants of men to God, and bring down the assistance and protection of God to men. The ladder stood there upon the earth, just where Jacob was lying in solitude, poor, helpless, and forsaken by men. Above in heaven stood Jehovah, and explained in words the symbol which he saw. Proclaiming Himself to Jacob as the God of his fathers, He not only confirmed to him all the promises of the fathers in their fullest extent, but promised him protection on his journey and a safe return to his home (Genesis 28:13-15). But as the fulfilment of this promise to Jacob was still far off, God added the firm assurance, "I will not leave thee till I have done (carried out) what I have told thee."

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the name.

Genesis 12:8 And he removed from there to a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east...

Genesis 35:1 And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar to God...

Genesis 48:3 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

Judges 1:22-26 And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Bethel: and the LORD was with them...

1 Kings 12:29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.

Hosea 4:15 Though you, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not you to Gilgal, neither go you up to Bethaven, nor swear...

Hosea 12:4,5 Yes, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication to him: he found him in Bethel...

Beth-el. i.e., the house of God.

Cross References
Genesis 28:11
And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep.

Genesis 31:13
I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and made a vow to me. Now arise, go out from this land and return to the land of your kindred.'"

Genesis 35:1
God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there. Make an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau."

Genesis 35:6
And Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him,

Genesis 35:14
And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he had spoken with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it and poured oil on it.

Genesis 35:15
So Jacob called the name of the place where God had spoken with him Bethel.

Genesis 48:3
And Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me,

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