New International Version
There he built an altar, and he called the place El Bethel, because it was there that God revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.
King James Bible
And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
Darby Bible Translation
And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God had appeared to him when he fled from the face of his brother.
World English Bible
He built an altar there, and called the place El Beth El; because there God was revealed to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
Young's Literal Translation
and he buildeth there an altar, and proclaimeth at the place the God of Bethel: for there had God been revealed unto him, in his fleeing from the face of his brother.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
El-beth-el - אל בית אל the strong God, the house of the strong God. But the first אל el is wanting in one of De Rossi's MSS., as it is also in the Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac, and some copies of the Arabic. The sentence reads much better without it, and much more consistent with the parallel passages.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
El-beth-el. i.e., the god of Beth-el.
LibraryFebruary the Eighth Revisiting Old Altars
"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 …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
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and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God's house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth."
Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone."
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