New Living Translation
He named that place Bethel (which means "house of God"), although it was previously called Luz.
King James Bible
And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
Darby Bible Translation
And he called the name of that place Beth-el; but the name of that city was Luz at the first.
World English Bible
He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
Young's Literal Translation
and he calleth the name of that place Bethel, house of God, and yet, Luz is the name of the city at the first.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
28:19 It had been called Luz, an almond - tree, but he will have it henceforth called Beth - el, the house of God. This gracious appearance of God to him made it more remarkable than all the almond - trees that flourished there.
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At sundown he arrived at a good place to set up camp and stopped there for the night. Jacob found a stone to rest his head against and lay down to sleep.
I am the God who appeared to you at Bethel, the place where you anointed the pillar of stone and made your vow to me. Now get ready and leave this country and return to the land of your birth.'"
Then God said to Jacob, "Get ready and move to Bethel and settle there. Build an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother, Esau."
Eventually, Jacob and his household arrived at Luz (also called Bethel) in Canaan.
Jacob set up a stone pillar to mark the place where God had spoken to him. Then he poured wine over it as an offering to God and anointed the pillar with olive oil.
And Jacob named the place Bethel (which means "house of God"), because God had spoken to him there.
Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me.
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