Genesis 35:20
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New International Version
Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day that pillar marks Rachel's tomb.

New Living Translation
Jacob set up a stone monument over Rachel's grave, and it can be seen there to this day.

English Standard Version
and Jacob set up a pillar over her tomb. It is the pillar of Rachel’s tomb, which is there to this day.

New American Standard Bible
Jacob set up a pillar over her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.

King James Bible
And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob set up a marker on her grave; it is the marker at Rachel's grave to this day.

International Standard Version
Jacob erected a pillar over her grave, and that pillar stands over Rachel's grave to this day.

NET Bible
Jacob set up a marker over her grave; it is the Marker of Rachel's Grave to this day.

New Heart English Bible
Jacob set up a pillar on her grave. It is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jacob set up a stone as a marker for her grave. The same marker is at Rachel's grave today.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave; the same is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

New American Standard 1977
And Jacob set up a pillar over her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave to this day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

American King James Version
And Jacob set a pillar on her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.

American Standard Version
And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave: the same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jacob erected a pillar over her sepulcher: this is the pillar of Rachel's monument, to this day.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob erected a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to [this] day.

English Revised Version
And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave: the same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob set a pillar on her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.

World English Bible
Jacob set up a pillar on her grave. The same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob setteth up a standing pillar over her grave; which is the standing pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
Study Bible
Benjamin is Born, Rachel Dies
19So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). 20Jacob set up a pillar over her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day. 21Then Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder.…
Cross References
Genesis 48:7
"Now as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died, to my sorrow, in the land of Canaan on the journey, when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem)."

1 Samuel 10:2
"When you go from me today, then you will find two men close to Rachel's tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say to you, 'The donkeys which you went to look for have been found. Now behold, your father has ceased to be concerned about the donkeys and is anxious for you, saying, "What shall I do about my son?"'
Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob set a pillar on her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.

the pillar.

Genesis 35:9,14 And God appeared to Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and …

1 Samuel 10:2 When you are departed from me to day, then you shall find two men …

2 Samuel 18:17,18 And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, …

(20) That is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.--This is a later addition, but whether inserted by Moses or Ezra we cannot tell. Its site was known in the days of Samuel (1Samuel 10:2); and as the pillar would be a mass of unwrought stone, with which the natives would have no object in interfering, its identification upon the conquest of Canaan would not be difficult.

Verse 20. - And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave (vide on ver. 14): that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day i.e. unto the times of Moses; but the site of Rachel's sepulcher was known so late as the age of Samuel (1 Samuel 10:2); and there seems no reason to question the tradition which from the fourth century has placed it within the Turkish chapel Kubbet Rachil, about half-an-hour's journey north of Bethlehem (Robinson, vol. L p. 322; Tristram, 'Land of Israel,' p. 404; Thomson, 'Land and Book,' p. 644; Stanley, 'Sinai and Palestine,' p. 149). And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave,.... A sepulchral monument erected in memory of her; this according to Benjamin of Tudela (e) was made of twelve stones, according to the number of the sons of Jacob, and over it was a vault or roof, supported by four pillars:

that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day; it continued to the times of Moses, the writer of this history, and to the times of Samuel, as appears from 1 Samuel 10:2; and even travellers of late times affirm it to be seen still, to the north of Bethlehem, on the right hand of the way as you go from Bethlehem to Jerusalem; but the present sepulchral monument, as Mr. Maundrel says (f), can be none of that which Jacob erected, for it appears plainly to be a modern Turkish structure. Near the grave are found some little black stones, which strangers pick up, and are fancied to be helpful to women, to give them an easier birth, the same the above traveller says resemble peas. The Jews that pass by it were used to engrave their names on the stones, of the pillars (g).

(e) ltinerar. p. 47. (f) Journey from Aleppo, &c. p. 87. (g) Benjamin. Itinerar. ib. Adrichom. Theatrum Terrae Sanct. p. 19. Bunting's Travels, p. 75. 20. and Jacob set a pillar on her grave … unto this day—The spot still marked out as the grave of Rachel exactly agrees with the Scriptural record, being about a mile from Beth-lehem. Anciently it was surmounted by a pyramid of stones, but the present tomb is a Mohammedan erection.35:16-20 Rachel had passionately said, Give me children, or else I die; and now that she had children, she died! The death of the body is but the departure of the soul to the world of spirits. When shall we learn that it is God alone who really knows what is best for his people, and that in all worldly affairs the safest path for the Christian is to say from the heart, It is the Lord, let him do what seemeth him good. Here alone is our safety and our comfort, to know no will but his. Her dying lips called her newborn son Ben-oni, the son of my sorrow; and many a son proves to be the heaviness of her that bare him. Children are enough the sorrow of their mothers; they should, therefore, when they grow up, study to be their joy, and so, if possible, to make them some amends. But Jacob, because he would not renew the sorrowful remembrance of the mother's death every time he called his son, changed his name to Benjamin, the son of my right hand: that is, very dear to me; the support of my age, like the staff in my right hand.
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