If you want to continue using the old site, you still can here.


Genesis 28 - NIV

1 So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him: “Do not marry a Canaanite woman.

2 Go at once to Paddan Aram,[a] to the house of your mother’s father Bethuel. Take a wife for yourself there, from among the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother.

3 May God Almighty[b] bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples.

4 May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham, so that you may take possession of the land where you now reside as a foreigner, the land God gave to Abraham.”

5 Then Isaac sent Jacob on his way, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, who was the mother of Jacob and Esau.

6 Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, “Do not marry a Canaanite woman,”

7 and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram.

8 Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac;

9 so he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham, in addition to the wives he already had.

Jacob’s Dream at Bethel

10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran.

11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.

12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

13 There above it[c] stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.

14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.[d]

15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”

17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”

18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it.

19 He called that place Bethel,[e] though the city used to be called Luz.

20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear

21 so that I return safely to my father’s household, then the Lord[f] will be my God

22 and[g] this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.”


Footnotes

a. Genesis 28:2 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verses 5, 6 and 7
b. Genesis 28:3 Hebrew El-Shaddai
c. Genesis 28:13 Or There beside him
d. Genesis 28:14 Or will use your name and the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20)
e. Genesis 28:19 Bethel means house of God.
f. Genesis 28:21 Or Since God … father’s household, the Lord
g. Genesis 28:22 Or household, and the Lord will be my God, then


Sermons on Genesis 28 More sermons: Genesis 28

Sam McCormick avatar
BETHEL
Shared by: Sam McCormick on Dec, 2016
Summary: Jacob, following an amazing dream in which he saw a ladder or stairway extending between heaven and earth, with the Lord standing above it, exclaimed "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."
Howard Strickland avatar
Living Under Open Heavens
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Nov, 2016
Summary: Most christians don't realize the benifits of their redemption, nor can they over night, but we can all grow.
David Taylor avatar
The Fugitive Encounters God’s Grace
Shared by: David Taylor on Oct, 2016
Summary: The Patriarchs The Fugitive Encounters God’s Grace Genesis 28:10-22
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
LOOK WHO'S HEAR
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Aug, 2016
Summary: We must understand God in here now.
Bill Bowdle avatar
POSTMODERNISM & THE STAIRWAY TO NOWHERE
Shared by: Bill Bowdle on Jul, 2016
Summary: Sermon compares postmodern "Stairway to Nowhere" to Jacob's Stairway to Heaven in Genesis which climbs to God. Postmodernism climbs nowhere toward relativism w/o universal truth. Christianity climbs to God, the author and anchor of TRUTH.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 762
Larry Turner avatar
Making God "Iffy"
Shared by: Larry Turner on Apr, 2016
Summary: Jacob put conditions on God and made unnecessary vows when faith was all that was needed.
Larry Turner avatar
Isaac's Turmoil
Shared by: Larry Turner on Apr, 2016
Summary: From jealousy to deceitfulness, Isaac's life was in urmoil.
Paul Basehore avatar
Jacob: The Beginning of a Nation
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2016
Summary: God will still fulfill his promises, even in the middle of difficulty
Paul Basehore avatar
Joseph: The Beginning of Hardship
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2016
Summary: Even through bad situations God is in control, and will turn them for His glory
Ian Humphrey avatar
Bethel
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Jacob at Bethel
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-29:1
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 284
Ian Humphrey avatar
How To Turn Pillows Into Pillars :
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: How To Turn Pillows Into Pillars :
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 715
Rev. Clarence Eisberg avatar
Israel’s Experience with Human Kings Where does God Dwell
Shared by: Rev. Clarence Eisberg on Oct, 2015
Summary: I do not believe that we can understand the New Testament; And I do not believe that we can understand Jesus, apart from this question; Where does God dwell?
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-17
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 465
John McCormack avatar
CONNECTION WITH GOD
Shared by: John McCormack on Jun, 2015
Summary: GOD PROVIDED A WAY TO CONNECT TO HIM.
Scripture: Genesis 28:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 420
Ajai Prakash avatar
Recognizing God
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Mar, 2015
Summary: Many a times we have wondered what would it be like if God showed up? In fact God is looking for that time alone with you so that you would voluntarily shut yourself out from the busyness of life and respond to His attention. Will we?
 Bishop Perry Newton Sr avatar
The Power of a Seed
Shared by: Bishop Perry Newton Sr on Jan, 2015
Summary: This is a powerful sermon giving clear enforcement to the Biblical concept of sowing and reaping. The words enshrined in this sermon will help you to engender more trust in the word of God.
Scripture: Genesis 1:1-28:29
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,480
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Power To Get Wealth: Climbing Jacob's Ladder
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Jan, 2015
Summary: The flesh of man by nature binds mankind to the earth and the world, which denies the spiritual responsibility to worship God.
Rick Pendleton avatar
Back to Bethel
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Dec, 2014
Summary: WHERE ARE YOU PRE-BETHEL Life a mess, running from self BETHEL Coming to Christ POST-BETHEL Drifted away PENIEL Messed up again… Wrestling with God Come back to Bethel
Scripture: Genesis 28:13-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,731
Troy Luttrell avatar
Not Home Alone
Shared by: Troy Luttrell on Nov, 2014
Summary: You can have all the blessings, material benefits, and all the land and children, but if you do not have God’s presence you are nothing.
Jimmy Haile avatar
This Bed Is Hard As A Rock!
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Nov, 2014
Summary: First he had manipulated the birthright from his brother Esau. Then he stole his father’s blessing. Jacob was on his way to greatness. It was as exactly as his mother had told him She had been told by the Lord that the elder would serve the younger.
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 344
Craig Benner avatar
You Just Can't Afford to Forget
Shared by: Craig Benner on Oct, 2014
Summary: Practice the art of remembering the wonderful things that God has spoken to you. Many are promises that you can see fulfilled in your lifetime.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,614
Kranthi Kumar Medida avatar
GOD'S FAITHFUL PROMISE OF BLESSING INSPITE OF HUMAN UNFAITHFULNESS
Shared by: Kranthi Kumar Medida on Jul, 2014
Summary: Jacob flees from Esau and during his flight he sees a dream in which God appears to him above a ladder and blesses him. This narrative sermon shows that God remains faithful to His promise in spite of Jacob's unfaithfulness because of Jesus Christ.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 25:19-28:22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,393
Monty Newton avatar
Nowhere Places
Shared by: Monty Newton on Jul, 2014
Summary: It doesn't matter where you've been or are going; it only matters that God is with you whrever you are, however you are and whatever you are.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-19
Views: 2,726
Christian Cheong avatar
Blessed By Grace
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jul, 2014
Summary: God treats you with GRACE. He comes to ASSURE you, of His presence and promise. He wants to BLESS you.
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 613
Daniel Habben avatar
The Invocation (sermon adapted from Brent Merten)
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Mar, 2014
Summary: The Invocation reminds us of where we are and who we are.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 28:16-17
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 845
Michael McCartney avatar
Rest in God's Will
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Dec, 2013
Summary: Thesis: To know God’s will for your life comes from you knowing God personally, having an encounter with God like Jacob, Moses and Nehemiah did and then taking step one.
Series: Rest in
Jimmy Haile avatar
Surely The Lord Is In This Place
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Oct, 2013
Summary: We have access to God and God has access to us!
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,297
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 27:41-28:22
Shared by: John Shearhart on Oct, 2013
Summary: God confirms the promise to Jacob and makes the eternal covenant personal to him.
Scripture: Genesis 27:41-28:22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 655
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Scoundels Included
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct, 2013
Summary: Jacob obtains a blessing by trickery, but is still included in God’s chosen people.
Scripture: Genesis 27:1-28:17
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 512
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Church, a Place of Beauty, Goodness, Truth
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jul, 2013
Summary: We need to understand both meanings of church, and how the beauty found in a church can attract unbelievers to Christ.
Series: Vatican II
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 1,330
John Lowe avatar
Finding God for Yourself
Shared by: John Lowe on Jun, 2013
Summary: All the way through the Old Testament we find that God does not want the godly to marry with the ungodly. And the New Testament tells Christians that they are not to be unequally yoked. For example, it says in 2 Corinthians, “Do not be unequally yoked to
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,349