35:1 Then God said to Jacob, “Go up at once 1 to Bethel 2 and live there. Make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.” 3 35:2 So Jacob told his household and all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods you have among you. 4 Purify yourselves and change your clothes. 5 35:3 Let us go up at once 6 to Bethel. Then I will make 7 an altar there to God, who responded to me in my time of distress 8 and has been with me wherever I went.” 9
1 tn Heb “arise, go up.” The first imperative gives the command a sense of urgency.
4 tn Heb “which are in your midst.”
5 sn The actions of removing false gods, becoming ritually clean, and changing garments would become necessary steps in Israel when approaching the
6 tn Heb “let us arise and let us go up.” The first cohortative gives the statement a sense of urgency.
7 tn The cohortative with the prefixed conjunction here indicates purpose or consequence.