Genesis 28:19

“And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that citie was called Luz, at the first.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He called the name of that place Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been Luz.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he called the name of that place Beth-el. But the name of the city was Luz at the first.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he gave that place the name of Beth-el, but before that time the town was named Luz.
- Basic English Bible

And he called the name of that place Beth-el; but the name of that city was Luz at the first.
- Darby Bible

And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
- Webster's Bible

He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
- World English Bible

and he calleth the name of that place Bethel, [house of God,] and yet, Luz [is] the name of the city at the first.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he called the name of that place Beth-el, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 28:19


28:19 It had been called Luz, an almond - tree, but he will have it henceforth called Beth - el, the house of God. This gracious appearance of God to him made it more remarkable than all the almond - trees that flourished there.


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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