12 Then he (A)dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there (B)the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

13 (C)And behold, the Lord stood above it and said: (D)“I am the Lord God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; (E)the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants. 14 Also your (F)descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad (G)to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and (H)in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. 15 Behold, (I)I am with you and will (J)keep[a] you wherever you go, and will (K)bring you back to this land; for (L)I will not leave you (M)until I have done what I have spoken to you.”

16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in (N)this place, and I did not know it. 17 And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!”

18 Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, (O)set it up as a pillar, (P)and poured oil on top of it. 19 And he called the name of (Q)that place [b]Bethel; but the name of that city had been Luz previously.

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  1. Genesis 28:15 protect
  2. Genesis 28:19 Lit. House of God

Then (A)God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Padan Aram, and (B)blessed him. 10 And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; (C)your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, (D)but Israel shall be your name.” So He called his name Israel. 11 Also God said to him: (E)“I am God Almighty. (F)Be fruitful and multiply; (G)a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body. 12 The (H)land which I gave Abraham and Isaac I give to you; and to your descendants after you I give this land.” 13 Then God (I)went[a] up from him in the place where He talked with him. 14 So Jacob (J)set up a pillar in the place where He talked with him, a pillar of stone; and he poured a drink offering on it, and he poured oil on it. 15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him, (K)Bethel.

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  1. Genesis 35:13 departed