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Genesis 28:16

    Genesis 28:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely Jehovah is in this place. And I knew it not.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Jacob, awaking from his sleep, said, Truly, the Lord is in this place and I was not conscious of it.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely Jehovah is in this place. And I knew it not.

    World English Bible

    Jacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, "Surely Yahweh is in this place, and I didn't know it."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 28:16

    The Lord is in this place; and I knew it not - That is, God has made this place his peculiar residence; it is a place in which he meets with and reveals himself to his followers. Jacob might have supposed that this place had been consecrated to God. And it has already been supposed that, his mind having been brought into a humble frame, he was prepared to hold communion with his Maker.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 28:16

    Jacob awakes, and exclaims, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I knew it not." He knew his omnipresence; but he did not expect a special manifestation of the Lord in this place, far from the sanctuaries of his father. He is filled with solemn awe, when he finds himself in the house of God and at the gate of heaven. The pillar is the monument of the event. The pouring of oil upon it is an act of consecration to God who has there appeared to him Numbers 7:1. He calls the name of the place Bethel, "the house of God." This is not the first time it received the name. Abraham also worshipped God here, and met with the name already existing (see on Genesis 12:8; Genesis 13:3; Genesis 25:30.)