New Living Translation
Jacob built an altar there and named the place El-bethel (which means "God of Bethel"), because God had appeared to him there when he was fleeing from his brother, Esau.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
35:7 He built an altar - And no doubt offered sacrifice upon it, perhaps the tenth of his cattle, according to his vow, I will give the tenth unto thee. And he called the place, That is, the altar, El - beth - el, the God of Beth - el. As when he made a thankful acknowledgement of the honour God had done him in calling him Israel, he worshipped God by the name of El - elohe - israel, so now he was making a grateful recognition of God's former favour at Beth - el, he worships God by the name of El - beth - el, the God of Beth - el, because there God appeared to him.
LibrarySovereignty and Human Responsibility
"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God" (Rom. 14:12). In our last chapter we considered at some length the much debated and difficult question of the human will. We have shown that the will of the natural man is neither Sovereign nor free but, instead, a servant and slave. We have argued that a right conception of the sinner's will-its servitude-is essential to a just estimate of his depravity and ruin. The utter corruption and degradation of human nature is something which …
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God
The Birth of Jesus.
Gen. xxxi. 11
And this memorial pillar I have set up will become a place for worshiping God, and I will present to God a tenth of everything he gives me."
We are now going to Bethel, where I will build an altar to the God who answered my prayers when I was in distress. He has been with me wherever I have gone."
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