Genesis 28:19
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New International Version
He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz.

New Living Translation
He named that place Bethel (which means "house of God"), although it was previously called Luz.

English Standard Version
He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.

New American Standard Bible
He called the name of that place Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and named the place Bethel, though previously the city was named Luz.

International Standard Version
and named the place Beth-el, although previously the city had been named Luz.

NET Bible
He called that place Bethel, although the former name of the town was Luz.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He named that place Bethel [House of God]. Previously, the name of the city was Luz.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he called the name of that place Beth-el, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.

New American Standard 1977
And he called the name of that place Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been Luz.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he called the name of that place Bethel, since the name of that city was called Luz at first.

King James 2000 Bible
And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at first.

American King James Version
And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

American Standard Version
And he called the name of that place Beth-el. But the name of the city was Luz at the first.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he called the name of the city Bethel, which before was called Luza.

Darby Bible Translation
And he called the name of that place Beth-el; but the name of that city was Luz at the first.

English Revised Version
And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of the city was Luz at the first.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city was called 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
28:16-19 God manifested himself and his favour, to Jacob, when he was asleep. The Spirit, like the wind, blows when and where it listeth, and God's grace, like the dew, tarrieth not for the sons of men. Jacob sought to improve the visit God had made him. Wherever we are, in the city or in the desert, in the house or in the field, in the shop or in the street, we may keep up our intercourse with Heaven, if it is not our own fault. But the more we see of God, the more cause we see for holy trembling before him.
Study Bible
The Stone of Bethel
18So Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on its top. 19He called the name of that place Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been Luz. 20Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear,…
Cross References
Genesis 28:11
He came to a certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it under his head, and lay down in that place.

Genesis 31:13
I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you made a vow to Me; now arise, leave this land, and return to the land of your birth.'"

Genesis 35:1
Then God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau."

Genesis 35:6
So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him.

Genesis 35:14
Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He had spoken with him, a pillar of stone, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it.

Genesis 35:15
So Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him, Bethel.

Genesis 48:3
Then Jacob said to Joseph, "God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me,

Joshua 8:12
And he took about 5,000 men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of the city.

Joshua 18:13
From there the border continued to Luz, to the side of Luz (that is, Bethel) southward; and the border went down to Ataroth-addar, near the hill which lies on the south of lower Beth-horon.

Judges 1:23
The house of Joseph spied out Bethel (now the name of the city was formerly Luz).
Treasury of Scripture

And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

the name.

Genesis 12:8 And he removed from there to a mountain on the east of Bethel, and …

Genesis 35:1 And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and …

Genesis 48:3 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the …

Judges 1:22-26 And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Bethel: and the …

1 Kings 12:29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.

Hosea 4:15 Though you, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and …

Hosea 12:4,5 Yes, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made …

Beth-el. i.e., the house of God.

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