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

King James Bible
So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

American Standard Version
So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (the same is Beth-el), he and all the people that were with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jacob came to Luza, which is in the land of Chanaan, surnamed Bethel: he and all the people that were with him.

English Revised Version
So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (the same is Beth-el), he and all the people that were with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (that is Beth-el) he and all the people that were with him.

Genesis 35:6 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Jacob reproved the originators of this act most severely for their wickedness: "Ye have brought me into trouble (conturbare), to make me stink (an abomination) among the inhabitants of the land;...and yet I((with my attendants) am a company that can be numbered (lit., people of number, easily numbered, a small band, Deuteronomy 4:27, cf. Isaiah 10:19); and if they gather together against me, they will slay me," etc. If Jacob laid stress simply upon the consequences which this crime was likely to bring upon himself and his house, the reason was, that this was the view most adapted to make an impression upon his sons. For his last words concerning Simeon and Levi (Genesis 49:5-7) are a sufficient proof that the wickedness of their conduct was also an object of deep abhorrence. And his fear was not groundless. Only God in His mercy averted all the evil consequences from Jacob and his house (Genesis 35:5-6). But his sons answered, "Are they to treat our sister like a harlot?" עשׂה: as in Leviticus 16:15, etc. Their indignation was justifiable enough; and their seeking revenge, as Absalom avenged the violation of his sister on Amnon (2 Samuel 13:22.), was in accordance with the habits of nomadic tribes. In this way, for example, seduction is still punished by death among the Arabs, and the punishment is generally inflicted by the brothers (cf. Niebuhr, Arab. p. 39; Burckhardt, Syr. p. 361, and Beduinen, p. 89, 224-5). In addition to this, Jacob's sons looked upon the matter not merely as a violation of their sister's chastity, but as a crime against the peculiar vocation of their tribe. But for all that, the deception they practised, the abuse of the covenant sign of circumcision as a means of gratifying their revenge, and the extension of that revenge to the whole town, together with the plundering of the slain, were crimes deserving of the strongest reprobation. The crafty character of Jacob degenerated into malicious cunning in Simeon and Levi; and jealousy for the exalted vocation of their family, into actual sin. This event "shows us in type all the errors into which the belief in the pre-eminence of Israel was sure to lead in the course of history, whenever that belief was rudely held by men of carnal minds" (O. v. Gerlach).

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Luz.

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 28:19,22 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first...

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

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

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

1 Samuel 7:16
And he went on a circuit year by year to Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpah. And he judged Israel in all these places.

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