Jacob’s Dream

10 Then Jacob departed from (A)Beersheba and went toward (B)Haran. 11 He [a]came to [b]a (C)certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it [c]under his head, and lay down in that place. 12 (D)He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, (E)the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 And behold, (F)the Lord stood [d]above it and said, “I am the Lord, (G)the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it (H)to you and to (I)your [e]descendants. 14 Your [f]descendants will also be like (J)the dust of the earth, and you will [g]spread out (K)to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and (L)in you and in your [h]descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15 Behold, (M)I am with you and (N)will keep you wherever you go, and (O)will bring you back to this land; for (P)I will not leave you until I have done what I have [i]promised you.” 16 Then Jacob (Q)awoke from his sleep and said, “(R)Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” 17 He was afraid and said, “(S)How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”

18 So Jacob rose early in the morning, and took (T)the stone that he had put [j]under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on its top. 19 He called the name of that place [k](U)Bethel; however, [l]previously the name of the city had been (V)Luz. 20 Then Jacob (W)made a vow, saying, “(X)If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I [m]take, and will give me [n](Y)food to eat and garments to wear, 21 and (Z)I return to my father’s house in [o]safety, (AA)then the Lord will be my God. 22 This stone, which I have set up as a pillar, (AB)will be God’s house, and (AC)of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.”

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  1. Genesis 28:11 Lit lighted on
  2. Genesis 28:11 Lit the place
  3. Genesis 28:11 Lit at his head-place
  4. Genesis 28:13 Or beside him
  5. Genesis 28:13 Lit seed
  6. Genesis 28:14 Lit seed
  7. Genesis 28:14 Lit break through
  8. Genesis 28:14 Lit seed
  9. Genesis 28:15 Lit spoken to
  10. Genesis 28:18 Lit at his head-place
  11. Genesis 28:19 I.e. the house of God
  12. Genesis 28:19 Lit at the first
  13. Genesis 28:20 Lit go
  14. Genesis 28:20 Lit bread
  15. Genesis 28:21 Lit peace

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