Genesis 35:20
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.

Berean Study Bible
Jacob set up a pillar on her grave; it marks Rachel’s tomb 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.

Christian Standard Bible
Jacob set up a marker on her grave; it is the marker at Rachel's grave still today.

Contemporary English Version
Jacob set up a tombstone over her grave, and it is still there.

Good News Translation
Jacob set up a memorial stone there, and it still marks Rachel's grave to 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob set up a pillar on her tomb; this is the pillar on the tomb of Rachel, until 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 on her grave; it marks Rachel’s tomb to this day.
Cross References
Genesis 48:7
Now as for me, when I was returning from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died along the way in the land of Canaan, some distance from Ephrath. So I buried her there beside the road to Ephrath" (that is, Bethlehem).

1 Samuel 10:2
When you leave me today, you will find two men at Rachel's tomb in Zelzah on the border of Benjamin. They will say to you, 'The donkeys you seek have been found, and now your father has stopped worrying about the donkeys and is worrying about you, asking, "What should 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 unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him…

1 Samuel 10:2
When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?

2 Samuel 18:17,18
And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great heap of stones upon him: and all Israel fled every one to his tent…







Lexicon
Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֛ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

set up
וַיַּצֵּ֧ב (way·yaṣ·ṣêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5324: To take one's stand, stand

a pillar
מַצֵּבָ֖ה (maṣ·ṣê·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4676: Something stationed, a column, an idol

on her
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

grave;
קְבֻרָתָ֑הּ (qə·ḇu·rā·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6900: Sepulture, a sepulchre

it
הִ֛וא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

marks
מַצֶּ֥בֶת (maṣ·ṣe·ḇeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4678: Something stationary, a monumental stone, the stock of a, tree

Rachel’s
רָחֵ֖ל (rā·ḥêl)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7354: Rachel -- a wife of Jacob

tomb
קְבֻֽרַת־ (qə·ḇu·raṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6900: Sepulture, a sepulchre

to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

this day.
הַיּֽוֹם׃ (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
(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). 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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