12 Then he dreamed, and behold, there stood a [a]ladder upon the earth, and the top of it reached up to heaven: and lo, the Angels of God went up and down by it.

13 (A)And behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land, upon the which thou sleepest, [b]will I give thee and thy seed.

14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad (B)to the West, and to the East, and to the North, and to the South, and in thee and in thy seed shall all the (C)families of the earth be blessed.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 28:12 Christ is the ladder whereby God and man are joined together, and by whom the Angels minister unto us: all graces by him are given unto us, and we by him ascend into heaven.
  2. Genesis 28:13 He felt the force of this promise only by faith: for all his lifetime he was but a stranger in this land.

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