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Genesis 28:10-15 NIV

Jacob’s Dream at Bethel

10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran.

References for Genesis 28:10

11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.

References for Genesis 28:11

      12 He had a dream 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.

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      13 There above ita stood the LORD, and he said: “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.

      References for Genesis 28:13

        • Ú 28:13 - Or "There beside him"
          14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.b

          References for Genesis 28:14

            • Û 28:14 - Or "will use your name and the name of your offspring in blessings" (see 48:20)
              15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

              References for Genesis 28:15

              Study tools for Genesis 28:10-15

              • a 28:2 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verses 5, 6 and 7
              • b 28:3 - Hebrew "El-Shaddai"
              • c 28:13 - Or "There beside him"
              • d 28:14 - Or "will use your name and the name of your offspring in blessings" (see 48:20)
              • e 28:19 - "Bethel" means "house of God."
              • f 28:21 - Or "Since God … father’s household, the " Lord
              • g 28:22 - Or "household, and the " Lord"will be my God, " 22"then"