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Genesis 35:7

    Genesis 35:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God was revealed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And there he made an altar, naming the place El-beth-el: because it was there he had the vision of God when he was in flight from his brother.

    Webster's Revision

    And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God was revealed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

    World English Bible

    He built an altar there, and called the place El Beth El; because there God was revealed to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el: because there God was revealed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 35:7

    El-beth-el - אל בית אל the strong God, the house of the strong God. But the first אל el is wanting in one of De Rossi's MSS., as it is also in the Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac, and some copies of the Arabic. The sentence reads much better without it, and much more consistent with the parallel passages.