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Genesis 28:10-22 (Lexham English Bible)

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Jacob’s Dream

10 Then Jacob went out from Beersheba and went to Haran. 11 And he arrived at a [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] under his head and slept at that place. 12 And he dreamed, and behold, a stairway was set on the earth, and its top touched the heavens. And behold, angels of God [were] going up and going down on it. 13 And behold, Yahweh [was] standing beside him,a and he said, "I [am] Yahweh, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The ground on which you [were] sleeping I will give to you and to your descendants. 14 Your descendants shall be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west, and to the east, and to the north and to the south. And all the families of the earth will be blessed through you and through your descendants. 15 Now behold, I [am] with you, and I will keep you wherever you go. And I will bring you to this land, for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised to you." 16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely Yahweh {is indeed}b in this place and I did not know!" 17 Then he was afraid and said, "How awesome [is] this place! {This is nothing else than the house of God},c and this is the gate of heaven!" 18 And Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up [as] a stone pillar, and poured oil on top of it. 19 And he called the name of that place Bethel; however, the name of the city [was] formerly Luz. 20 And Jacob made a vowd saying, "If God will be with me and protect me on this way that I am going, and gives me food to eat and clothing to wear, 21 and [if] I return in peace to the house of my father, then Yahweh will become my God. 22 And this stone that I have set up [as] a pillar shall be the house of God, and [of] all that you give to me I will certainly give a tenth to you."
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