New American Standard Bible
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it."
King James Bible
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob awoke from his sleep, and said, Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I knew it not.
World English Bible
Jacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, "Surely Yahweh is in this place, and I didn't know it."
Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob awaketh out of his sleep, and saith, 'Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I knew not;'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Jacob awakes, and exclaims, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I knew it not." He knew his omnipresence; but he did not expect a special manifestation of the Lord in this place, far from the sanctuaries of his father. He is filled with solemn awe, when he finds himself in the house of God and at the gate of heaven. The pillar is the monument of the event. The pouring of oil upon it is an act of consecration to God who has there appeared to him Numbers 7:1. He calls the name of the place Bethel, "the house of God." This is not the first time it received the name. Abraham also worshipped God here, and met with the name already existing (see on Genesis 12:8; Genesis 13:3; Genesis 25:30.)
LibraryThe Presence of God.
"And Jacob awakened out of his sleep and said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not."--GENESIS xxviii. 16. These words indicate the beginning of a new life in the patriarch Jacob. They tell us of the moment when, as it would appear, his soul awoke in him. And they surprise us in some degree, as such awakenings of spiritual capacity often do; for Jacob's recorded antecedents were not exactly such as to lead us to expect the dream and the vision, and the awakening which are described …
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby
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A Treatise of the Fear of God;
The Shaking of the Heavens and the Earth
When the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am."
Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us or for our adversaries?"
1 Kings 3:15
Then Solomon awoke, and behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem and stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and made peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants.
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
At this I awoke and looked, and my sleep was pleasant to me.
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