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Genesis 28:10

    Genesis 28:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So Jacob went out from Beer-sheba to go to Haran.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.

    World English Bible

    Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 28:10

    Jacob's dream and vow. Setting out on the way to Haran, he was overtaken by night, and slept in the field. He was far from any dwelling, or he did not wish to enter the house of a stranger. He dreams. A ladder or stair is seen reaching from earth to heaven, on which angels ascend and descend. This is a medium of communication between heaven and earth, by which messengers pass to and fro on errands of mercy. Heaven and earth have been separated by sin. But this ladder has re-established the contact. It is therefore a beautiful emblem of what mediates and reconciles John 1:51. It here serves to bring Jacob into communication with God, and teaches him the emphatic lesson that he is accepted through a mediator. "The Lord stood above it," and Jacob, the object of his mercy, beneath. First. He reveals himself to the sleeper as "the Lord" Genesis 2:4, "the God of Abraham thy father, and of Isaac." It is remarkable that Abraham is styled his father, that is, his actual grandfather, and covenant father. Second. He renews the promise of the land, of the seed, and of the blessing in that seed for the whole race of man. Westward, eastward, northward, and southward are they to break forth. This expression points to the world-wide universality of the kingdom of the seed of Abraham, when it shall become the fifth monarchy, that shall subdue all that went before, and endure forever. This transcends the destiny of the natural seed of Abraham. Third. He then promises to Jacob personally to be with him, protect him, and bring him back in safety. This is the third announcement of the seed that blesses to the third in the line of descent Genesis 12:2-3; Genesis 22:18; Genesis 26:4.