Genesis 28:16-22 NIV

16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep,1 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!2 This is none other than the house of God;3 this is the gate of heaven."

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18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head4 and set it up as a pillar5 and poured oil on top of it.6

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19 He called that place Bethel,a7 though the city used to be called Luz.8

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    • f 28:19 - "Bethel" means "house of God."
      20 Then Jacob made a vow,9 saying, "If God will be with me and will watch over me10 on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear11

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      21 so that I return safely12 to my father's house,13 then the LORD b will be my God14

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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 pillar15 will be God's house,16 and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.17"

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