Genesis 35:9
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English Standard Version
God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.

King James Bible
And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.

American Standard Version
And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God appeared again to Jacob, after he returned from Mesopotamia of Syria, and he blessed him,

English Revised Version
And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And God appeared to Jacob again when he came out of Padan-aram; and blessed him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Journey to Bethel. - Jacob had allowed ten years to pass since his return from Mesopotamia, without performing the vow which he made at Bethel when fleeing from Esau (Genesis 28:20.), although he had recalled it to mind when resolving to return (Genesis 31:13), and had also erected an altar in Shechem to the "God of Israel" (Genesis 33:20). He was now directed by God (Genesis 35:1) to go to Bethel, and there build an altar to the God who had appeared to him on his flight from Esau. This command stirred him up to perform what had been neglected, viz., to put away from his house the strange gods, which he had tolerated in weak consideration for his wives, and which had no doubt occasioned the long neglect, and to pay to God the vow that he had made in the day of his trouble. He therefore commanded his house (Genesis 35:2, Genesis 35:3), i.e., his wives and children, and "all that were with him," i.e., his men and maid-servants, to put away the strange gods, to purify themselves, and wash their clothes. He also buried "all the strange gods," i.e., Rachel's teraphim (Genesis 31:19), and whatever other idols there were, with the earrings which were worn as amulets and charms, "under the terebinth at Shechem," probably the very tree under which Abraham once pitched his tent (Genesis 12:6), and which was regarded as a sacred place in Joshua's time (vid., Joshua 24:26, though the pointing is אלּה there). The burial of the idols was followed by purification through the washing of the body, as a sign of the purification of the heart from the defilement of idolatry, and by the putting on of clean and festal clothes, as a symbol of the sanctification and elevation of the heart to the Lord (Joshua 24:23). This decided turning to the Lord was immediately followed by the blessing of God. When they left Shechem a "terror of God," i.e., a supernatural terror, "came upon the cities round about," so that they did not venture to pursue the sons of Jacob on account of the cruelty of Simeon and Levi (Genesis 35:5). Having safely arrived in Bethel, Jacob built an altar, which he called El Bethel (God of Bethel) in remembrance of the manifestation of God on His flight from Esau.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 12:7 And the LORD appeared to Abram, and said, To your seed will I give this land: and there built he an altar to the LORD...

Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me...

Genesis 18:1 And the LORD appeared to him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;

Genesis 26:2 And the LORD appeared to him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell you of:

Genesis 28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac...

Genesis 31:3,11-13 And the LORD said to Jacob, Return to the land of your fathers, and to your kindred; and I will be with you...

Genesis 32:1,24-30 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him...

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

Genesis 46:2,3 And God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I...

Genesis 48:3,4 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me...

Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love...

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

Acts 7:2 And he said, Men, brothers, and fathers, listen; The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia...

Cross References
Genesis 25:20
and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife.

Genesis 32:29
Then Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." But he said, "Why is it that you ask my name?" And there he blessed him.

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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