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.


Discussion for Genesis 28

  • JD Moore
    Although this promise was directed to one situation or only one nation, it personally gives me hope. I feel the love and strength within the text from God to us all. Thanx from Ponchatoula, LA JD
  • MISSIONERY PASTOR TIMOTHY MUSAU
    WHETHER WE FEEL HIS PRESENCE OR NOT, WE MUST TRUST AND CLING UNTO HIS PROMISE, IT IS OURS AND OUR OFFSPRING'S ALSO.
  • Irene123
    Jacob had a dream, sent to him by God. When he awoke he knew God had sent him the dream so he set up his 'pillow' as an altar and anointed it with oil. And thru the yrs. other Israelites passing that way used the altar for prayer to bless their journey or their camp there, or for healing or for whatever.
  • Kelly
    Don't quite understand the verse 18
  • Vallerie
    Genesis 28 is the perfect medicine for anxiety and worry. Ive seen and been through much but he's always been there. Even when Ive turned away...he's always been there talking to me and protecting me. How much so can I truly rest for the rest of my life knowing he's been with me all this time? I rest fully in him..
  • Veronica
    GOD is our life to my family.We started nothing but now all my our children are all professionals and not a regular employee but with position.God did not bless us to be blessed but He blessed us exceedingly more than enough.OUR GOD IS A GOD OF MORE THAN ENOUGH.Time given to him will not come back empty.

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