And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar to God…
1. How soon the influences of the most impressive scenes may pass away.
2. God's forbearance when the performing of the vow is so long delayed.
3. By acting rightly ourselves, we influence others.
4. Bethel was to Jacob the house of God, and he went there. So it is right for you, in a particular place and in a marked manner, to perform your vow.
(A. F. Barfield.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.