New International Version
When they sent men to spy out Bethel (formerly called Luz),
King James Bible
And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)
Darby Bible Translation
And the house of Joseph sent to search out Bethel; now the name of the city before was Luz.
World English Bible
The house of Joseph sent to spy out Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)
Young's Literal Translation
and the house of Joseph cause men to spy about Beth-El (and the name of the city formerly is Luz),
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Beth-el - the name of the city before was Luz - Concerning this city and its names, see the notes on Genesis 28:19.
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1. In the Pentateuch we have the establishment of the Theocracy, with the preparatory and accompanying history pertaining to it. The province of the historical books is to unfold its practiced working, and to show how, under the divine superintendence and guidance, it accomplished the end for which it was given. They contain, therefore, primarily, a history of God's dealings with the covenant people under the economy which he had imposed upon them. They look at the course of human events on the …
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He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz.
From there it crossed to the south slope of Luz (that is, Bethel) and went down to Ataroth Addar on the hill south of Lower Beth Horon.
Now the tribes of Joseph attacked Bethel, and the LORD was with them.
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