Genesis 28:13-1913And behold, a the Lord stood above it ▼
▼Or beside himand said, c “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. d The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring. 14Your offspring shall be like e 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 in you and f your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15Behold g I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and h will bring you back to this land. For I will i not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” 16Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is j in this place, and I did not know it.” 17And 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.” 18So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up k for a pillar l and poured oil on the top of it. 19He called the name of that place m Bethel, ▼
▼ Bethel means the house of Godbut the name of the city was Luz at the first.
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