Genesis 28:16

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iacob awaked out of his sleepe, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place, and I knew it not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.


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