Genesis 28:17
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
And 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.”

King James Bible
And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

American Standard Version
And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And trembling he said: How terrible is this place! this is no other but the house of God, and the gate of heaven.

English Revised Version
And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is no other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

Genesis 28:17 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Jacob's Dream at Bethel. - As he was travelling from Beersheba, where Isaac was then staying (Genesis 26:25), to Haran, Jacob came to a place where he was obliged to stop all night, because the sun had set. The words "he hit (lighted) upon the place," indicate the apparently accidental, yet really divinely appointed choice of this place for his night-quarters; and the definite article points it out as having become well known through the revelation of God that ensued. After making a pillow with the stones (מאשׁת, head-place, pillow), he fell asleep and had a dream, in which he saw a ladder resting upon the earth, with the top reaching to heaven; and upon it angels of God going up and down, and Jehovah Himself standing above it. The ladder was a visible symbol of the real and uninterrupted fellowship between God in heaven and His people upon earth. The angels upon it carry up the wants of men to God, and bring down the assistance and protection of God to men. The ladder stood there upon the earth, just where Jacob was lying in solitude, poor, helpless, and forsaken by men. Above in heaven stood Jehovah, and explained in words the symbol which he saw. Proclaiming Himself to Jacob as the God of his fathers, He not only confirmed to him all the promises of the fathers in their fullest extent, but promised him protection on his journey and a safe return to his home (Genesis 28:13-15). But as the fulfilment of this promise to Jacob was still far off, God added the firm assurance, "I will not leave thee till I have done (carried out) what I have told thee."

Genesis 28:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he was.

Exodus 3:6 Moreover he said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face...

Judges 13:22 And Manoah said to his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.

Matthew 17:6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

Luke 2:9 And, see, the angel of the Lord came on them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

Luke 8:35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed...

Revelation 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand on me, saying to me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

the house.

Genesis 28:22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house...

Genesis 35:1-13 And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar to God...

2 Chronicles 5:14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 Keep your foot when you go to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools...

1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that you may know how you ought to behave yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God...

Hebrews 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God;

1 Peter 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us...

Cross References
Psalm 68:35
Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel--he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!

Genesis 28:18
So early in the morning Jacob 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.

Jump to Previous
Afraid Awe Awesome Doorway Dreadful Fear Feareth Fearful Full Gate God's Heaven Heavens Holy House Less
Jump to Next
Afraid Awe Awesome Doorway Dreadful Fear Feareth Fearful Full Gate God's Heaven Heavens Holy House Less
Links
Genesis 28:17 NIV
Genesis 28:17 NLT
Genesis 28:17 ESV
Genesis 28:17 NASB
Genesis 28:17 KJV

Genesis 28:17 Bible Apps
Genesis 28:17 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 28:17 Chinese Bible
Genesis 28:17 French Bible
Genesis 28:17 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Genesis 28:16
Top of Page
Top of Page