Genesis 28:14-22 NIV

14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you1 will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south.2 All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.3

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15 I am with you4 and will watch over you56 wherever you go,7 and I will bring you back to this land.8 I will not leave you9 until I have done what I have promised you.10"11

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16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep,12 he thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it."

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17 He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place!13 This is none other than the house of God;14 this is the gate of heaven."

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18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head15 and set it up as a pillar16 and poured oil on top of it.17

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19 He called that place Bethel,a18 though the city used to be called Luz.19

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    • f 28:19 - "Bethel" means "house of God."
      20 Then Jacob made a vow,20 saying, "If God will be with me and will watch over me21 on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear22

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      21 so that I return safely23 to my father's house,24 then the LORD b will be my God25

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        • g 28:21 - ,21 Or "Since God . . . father's house, the LORD"
          22 andc this stone that I have set up as a pillar26 will be God's house,27 and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.28"

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            • h 28:22 - ,22 Or "house, and the LORD will be my God, 22 then"