Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

A little way to come

Bible References

A little way to come

2 Kings 5:19
So he said to him, “Go in peace.”

After Naaman had traveled a short distance from Elisha,


Genesis 48:7
When I was returning from Paddan, to my sorrow Rachel died along the way, some distance from Ephrath in the land of Canaan. I buried her there along the way to Ephrath,” (that is, Bethlehem).
Ruth 1:2
The man’s name was Elimelech, and his wife’s name was Naomi. The names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They entered the land of Moab and settled there.
1 Chronicles 2:19
When Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath, and she bore Hur to him.
Psalm 132:6
We heard of the ark in Ephrathah;
we found it in the fields of Jaar.
Micah 5:2
Bethlehem Ephrathah,
you are small among the clans of Judah;
One will come from you
to be ruler over Israel for Me.
His origin is from antiquity,
from eternity.
Matthew 2:1
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived unexpectedly in Jerusalem,

Hard labour

Genesis 3:16
He said to the woman:

I will intensify your labor pains;
you will bear children in anguish.
Your desire will be for your husband,
yet he will rule over you.
1 Timothy 2:15
But she will be saved through childbearing, if she continues in faith, love, and holiness, with good judgment.

General references

Genesis 35:24
Rachel’s sons were
Joseph and Benjamin.
Genesis 44:27
Your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons.
Numbers 1:36
The descendants of Benjamin: according to their family records by their clans and their ancestral houses, counting the names of those 20 years old or more, everyone who could serve in the army,

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