Genesis 28:16

“ And Iacob awaked out of his sleepe, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place, and I knew it not.”

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Other Translations

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

Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely Jehovah is in this place. And I knew it not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

And Jacob awoke from his sleep, and said, Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I knew [it] not.
- Darby Bible

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

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

And Jacob awaketh out of his sleep, and saith, `Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I knew not;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said: 'Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 28:16


28:16 Surely the Lord is in this place, and I knew it not - God's manifestations of himself to his people carry their own evidence along with them. God can give undeniable demonstrations of his presence, such as give abundant satisfaction to the souls of the faithful, that God is with them of a truth; satisfaction not communicable to others, but convincing to themselves. We sometimes meet with God there, where we little thought of meeting with him. He is there where we did not think he had been, is found there where we asked not for him.


Discussion for Genesis 28

  • BSP
    Verse 1- Isaac knew that the choice of a marriage mate was important and he conveyed this point to his son.
  • Gonzalo
    Jacob didn't confess his name the first time, so he received a blessing intended for someone else, that blessing never came he spend much of his life striving and running away, until one night face to face with God he wrestle and asked for his blessing, then God ask him what is you name? but this time he did not lie he said I am Jacob then God truly bless him and changed his name to Israel.
  • A disciple
    Frankie; "I truly can't understand why Jacob is being Blessed by God after deceiving Isaac the way that he did..." "There is a generation that is pure in their own eyes but is not washed from their filthiness." While many use everything instead of Christ to establish their own righteousness, God is about to humble them and take everything away from them wherein they trust, who obey not the truth.
  • Bruce
    Frankie: Jacob is blessed because he is 2nd Born. God doesn't accept first born. A Picture of Salvation, ye must be born again. Has The Holy Spirit tugged on Your Heart: John 6:44. Answer His call while He is near. Ask Forgiveness. You will be Washed by The Blood of The Lamb: Revelation 1:5. Baptized with The Holy Ghost:Mark 1:8. / If any man be in Christ --- he--- becomes New 2Corinthians 5:17
  • A disciple
    Frankie (cont.); God rules over the matters and times of this world and He directs the good and the evil according to His own will, to bring men to repentance and the knowledge of the truth. We were not made and born into the world to live for self without God. This world as it is right now is not God's final plan for man; but He waits for the completion of the times to finish our salvation.
  • H.D.
    “It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭9:12-13‬ ‭
    “Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it

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