From the Negev(A) he went from place to place until he came to Bethel,(B) to the place between Bethel and Ai(C) where his tent had been earlier

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11 When he reached a certain place,(A) he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head(B) and lay down to sleep.

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19 He called that place Bethel,[a](A) though the city used to be called Luz.(B)

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  1. Genesis 28:19 Bethel means house of God.
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Jacob Returns to Bethel

35 Then God said to Jacob, “Go up to Bethel(A) and settle there, and build an altar(B) there to God,(C) who appeared to you(D) when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.”(E)

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Now Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse,(A) died and was buried under the oak(B) outside Bethel.(C) So it was named Allon Bakuth.[a]

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  1. Genesis 35:8 Allon Bakuth means oak of weeping.
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15 Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.[a](A)

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  1. Genesis 35:15 Bethel means house of God.
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Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai,(A) which is near Beth Aven(B) to the east of Bethel,(C) and told them, “Go up and spy out(D) the region.” So the men went up and spied out Ai.

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Then Joshua sent them off, and they went to the place of ambush(A) and lay in wait between Bethel and Ai, to the west of Ai—but Joshua spent that night with the people.

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16 From year to year he went on a circuit from Bethel(A) to Gilgal(B) to Mizpah, judging(C) Israel in all those places.

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29 One he set up in Bethel,(A) and the other in Dan.(B)

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He struggled with the angel and overcame him;
    he wept and begged for his favor.
He found him at Bethel(A)
    and talked with him there—

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14 “On the day I punish(A) Israel for her sins,
    I will destroy the altars of Bethel;(B)
the horns(C) of the altar will be cut off
    and fall to the ground.

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“Go to Bethel(A) and sin;
    go to Gilgal(B) and sin yet more.
Bring your sacrifices every morning,(C)
    your tithes(D) every three years.[a](E)

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  1. Amos 4:4 Or days
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