Genesis 35:1–4

Jacob’s Return to Bethel

35 Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to aBethel and dwell there; and make an altar there to God, bwho appeared to you cwhen you fled from the face of Esau your brother.”

And Jacob said to his dhousehold and to all who were with him, “Put away ethe foreign gods that are among you, fpurify yourselves, and change your garments. Then let us arise and go up to Bethel; and I will make an altar there to God, gwho answered me in the day of my distress hand has been with me in the way which I have gone.” So they gave Jacob all the foreign 1gods which were in their hands, and the iearrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under jthe terebinth tree which was by Shechem.

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