20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
20 Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day that pillar marks Rachel's tomb.
20 and Jacob set up a pillar over her tomb. It is the pillar of Rachel's tomb, which is there to this day.
20 Jacob set up a pillar to mark her grave. It is still there today, "Rachel's Grave Stone."
20 And Jacob set a pillar on her grave, which is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
20 Jacob set up a stone monument over Rachel's grave, and it can be seen there to this day.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 35:20
Commentary on Genesis 35:16-20
(Read Genesis 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.