13 There above it[a] stood the Lord,(A) and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac.(B) I will give you and your descendants the land(C) on which you are lying.(D) 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you(E) will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south.(F) All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.[b](G) 15 I am with you(H) and will watch over you(I) wherever you go,(J) and I will bring you back to this land.(K) I will not leave you(L) until I have done what I have promised you.(M)(N)

16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep,(O) he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” 17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place!(P) This is none other than the house of God;(Q) this is the gate of heaven.”

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

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 28:13 Or There beside him
  2. Genesis 28:14 Or will use your name and the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20)
  3. Genesis 28:19 Bethel means house of God.

10 God said to him, “Your name is Jacob,[a] but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.[b](A) So he named him Israel.

11 And God said to him, “I am God Almighty[c];(B) be fruitful and increase in number.(C) A nation(D) and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants.(E) 12 The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.(F)(G) 13 Then God went up from him(H) at the place where he had talked with him.

14 Jacob set up a stone pillar(I) at the place where God had talked with him, and he poured out a drink offering(J) on it; he also poured oil on it.(K) 15 Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.[d](L)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 35:10 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.
  2. Genesis 35:10 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
  3. Genesis 35:11 Hebrew El-Shaddai
  4. Genesis 35:15 Bethel means house of God.