New International Version
Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.
King James Bible
And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob called the name of the place where God had talked with him, Beth-el.
World English Bible
Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him "Bethel."
Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob calleth the name of the place where God spake with him Bethel.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A drink-offering - נסך nesech, a libation. These were afterwards very common in all countries. At first they consisted probably of water only, afterwards wine was used; see on Leviticus 7:1 (note), etc. The pillar which Jacob set up was to commemorate the appearance of God to him; the drink-offering and the oil were intended to express his gratitude and devotion to his preserver. It was probably the same pillar which he had set up before, which had since been thrown down, and which he had consecrated afresh to God.
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"I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress." --GENESIS xxxv. 1-7. It is a blessed thing to revisit our early altars. It is good to return to the haunts of early vision. Places and things have their sanctifying influences, and can recall us to lost experiences. I know a man to whom the scent of a white, wild rose is always a call to prayer. I know another to whom Grasmere is always the window of holy vision. Sometimes a particular pew in a particular church …
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He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz.
Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty.
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