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Genesis 35:15-17 Good News Translation (GNT)

15 He named the place Bethel.

The Death of Rachel

16 Jacob and his family left Bethel, and when they were still some distance from Ephrath, the time came for Rachel to have her baby, and she was having difficult labor. 17 When her labor pains were at their worst, the midwife said to her, “Don't be afraid, Rachel; it's another boy.”

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Genesis 35:15-17 New International Version (NIV)

15 Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.[a]

The Deaths of Rachel and Isaac

16 Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty. 17 And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, “Don’t despair, for you have another son.”


  1. Genesis 35:15 Bethel means house of God.
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