Daily Word OT

August 20, 2018

Genesis 28:15  Genesis 29:14

15 And, behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go and will cause you to return to this land, for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.

16 And Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I did not know it.

17 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.

18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning and took the stone that he had put under his head, and he set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it.

19 And he called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz previously.

20 And Jacob vowed 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 garments to put on,

21 So that I return to my father’s house in peace, then Jehovah will be my God,

22 And this stone, which I have set up as a pillar, will be God’s house; and of all that You give me I will surely give one tenth to You.



1 Then Jacob went on his journey and came to the land of the children of the east.

2 And he looked, and there in the field was a well, and there three flocks of sheep were lying beside it; for from that well they watered the flocks. And the stone on the mouth of the well was large.

3 And when all the flocks would gather there, they would roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep; then they would put the stone back on the mouth of the well in its place.

4 And Jacob said to them, My brothers, where are you from? And they said, We are from Haran.

5 And he said to them, Do you know Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We do know him.

6 And he said to them, Is it well with him? And they said, It is well, and here is his daughter Rachel coming with the sheep.

7 And he said, Look, it is still full day; and it is not time for the livestock to be gathered together. Water the sheep, and go feed them.

8 And they said, We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep.

9 While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with the sheep which belonged to her father, for she was a shepherdess.

10 Now when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob drew near and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.

11 Then Jacob kissed Rachel and lifted up his voice and wept.

12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s relative and that he was Rebekah’s son. And she ran and told her father.

13 And when Laban heard the news of Jacob his sister’s son, he ran to meet him. And he embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his house. Then Jacob related to Laban all these things.

14 And Laban said to him, Surely you are my bone and my flesh. And he stayed with him a month.