18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head(A) and set it up as a pillar(B) and poured oil on top of it.(C) 19 He called that place Bethel,[a](D) though the city used to be called Luz.(E)

20 Then Jacob made a vow,(F) saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me(G) on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear(H) 21 so that I return safely(I) to my father’s household,(J) then the Lord[b] will be my God(K) 22 and[c] this stone that I have set up as a pillar(L) will be God’s house,(M) and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.(N)

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  1. Genesis 28:19 Bethel means house of God.
  2. Genesis 28:21 Or Since God … father’s household, the Lord
  3. Genesis 28:22 Or household, and the Lord will be my God, 22 then

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