left Beersheba and set out for Harran.
he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set.
Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.
had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top
reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
above it stood the LORD, and he said: “I am the LORD, the God of your father
Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on
which you are lying.
descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the
west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will
be blessed through you and your offspring.
15 I am with you and will watch over
you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave
you until I have done what I have promised you.”
Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and
I was not aware of it.”
was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the
house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”