28:13 the Lord stood above it. Or, “the Lord stood beside him.” If this second reading is preferred (note Jacob’s response in v. 16: “Surely the Lord is in this place”), then God came down the stairway. He did not stand above the stairway, but over a sleeping Jacob.
I am the Lord. See note 27:20.
land on which you lie. God’s promise was adapted to the immediate situation.