Jacob left Beer-sheba and went towards Haran.
He came to a certain place and
stayed there for the night, because the sun had set.
Taking one of the stones of the place,
he put it under his head and lay down in that place.
And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up
on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven;
and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
And the Lord stood beside him and said,
‘I am the Lord,
the God of Abraham your father and
the God of Isaac;
the land on which you lie I will give
to you and to your offspring;
and your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth,
and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east
and to the north and to the south;
and all the families of the earth
shall be blessed in you and in your offspring.
Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go,
and will bring you back to this land;
for I will not leave you until
I have done what I have promised you.’
Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said,
‘Surely the Lord is in this place—and I did not know it!’ He was afraid, and said,
‘How awesome is this place!
This is none other than the house of God,
and this is the gate of heaven.’
So Jacob rose early in the morning,
and he took the stone that he had put under his head
and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. He called that place Bethel;
but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
Then Jacob made a vow, saying,
‘If God will be with me, and
will keep me in this way that I go,
and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear,
so that I come again to my father’s house in peace,
then the Lord shall be my God, and this stone,
which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God’s house;
of all that you give me
I will surely give one-tenth to you.’.