July 19, 2020

Genesis 28: 10-19a

10 Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran.  11 He
came to a certain place and stayed there for the night,
because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of
the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that
place.  12 And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up
on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the
angels of God were ascending and descending on
it.  13 And the LORD stood beside him and said, “I am
the LORD, the God of Abraham your father and the God
of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and
to your offspring;  14 and your offspring shall be like the
dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the
west and to the east and to the north and to the south;
and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you
and in your offspring.  15 Know that I am with you and
will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back
to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done
what I have promised you.”
16 Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, “Surely
the LORD is in this place—and I did not know it!”  17 And he
was afraid, and said, “How 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 he took the stone that he had put under his head
and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of
it.  19 He called that place Bethel;