Genesis 28:10–22

Jacob’s Dream

10 Then Jacob departed from aBeersheba and went toward bHaran.

11 He 1came to 2a acertain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it 3under his head, and lay down in that place.

12 aHe had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, bthe angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

13 And behold, athe Lord stood 1above it and said, “I am the Lord, bthe God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it cto you and to dyour 2descendants.

14 “Your 1descendants will also be like athe dust of the earth, and you will 2spread out bto the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and cin you and in your 1descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

15 “Behold, aI am with you and bwill keep you wherever you go, and cwill bring you back to this land; for dI will not leave you until I have done what I have 1promised you.”

16 Then Jacob aawoke from his sleep and said, “bSurely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.”

17 He was afraid and said, “aHow 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 athe stone that he had put 1under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on its top.

19 He called the name of that place 1aBethel; however, 2previously the name of the city had been bLuz.

20 Then Jacob amade a vow, saying, “bIf God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I 1take, and will give me 2cfood to eat and garments to wear,

21 and aI return to my father’s house in 1safety, bthen the Lord will be my God.

22 “This stone, which I have set up as a pillar, awill be God’s house, and bof all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.”

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