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12 As he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth up to heaven. And he saw the angels of God going up and down the stairway.

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12 He had a dream(A) in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.(B)

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10 “One time during the mating season, I had a dream and saw that the male goats mating with the females were streaked, speckled, and spotted. 11 Then in my dream, the angel of God said to me, ‘Jacob!’ And I replied, ‘Yes, here I am.’

12 “The angel said, ‘Look up, and you will see that only the streaked, speckled, and spotted males are mating with the females of your flock. For I have seen how Laban has treated you. 13 I am the God who appeared to you at Bethel,[a] the place where you anointed the pillar of stone and made your vow to me. Now get ready and leave this country and return to the land of your birth.’”

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  1. 31:13 As in Greek version and an Aramaic Targum; Hebrew reads the God of Bethel.

10 “In breeding season I once had a dream(A) in which I looked up and saw that the male goats mating with the flock were streaked, speckled or spotted. 11 The angel of God(B) said to me in the dream,(C) ‘Jacob.’ I answered, ‘Here I am.’(D) 12 And he said, ‘Look up and see that all the male goats mating with the flock are streaked, speckled or spotted,(E) for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you.(F) 13 I am the God of Bethel,(G) where you anointed a pillar(H) and where you made a vow(I) to me. Now leave this land at once and go back to your native land.(J)’”

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