Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

1. Mosebog 28:1-22

1Isak kaldte nu Jakob til sig og sendte ham af sted med følgende besked: „Du må ikke gifte dig med en kana’anæisk pige. 2Rejs straks til Paddan-Aram—til din morfar Betuels familie—og find dig en kone blandt dine kusiner, din onkel Labans døtre. 3Må den almægtige Gud velsigne dig og give dig mange børn, så du må blive stamfar til en stor slægt. 4Må den velsignelse, han lovede Abraham, følge dig og dine efterkommere, så det land her, hvor vi endnu bor som fremmede, må blive dit—for Gud lovede at give det til Abrahams slægt!”

5Jakob begyndte så den lange rejse til Paddan-Aram for at komme i sikkerhed hos sin morbror, Laban, aramæeren Betuels søn.

6-7Esau fik at vide, at hans far havde velsignet Jakob og sendt ham af sted til Paddan-Aram for at finde sig en kone der, og at han havde befalet ham ikke at gifte sig med en pige fra Kana’an. 8Han forstod da, at hans forældre ikke brød sig om de kana’anæiske kvinder. 9Derfor rejste han til sin onkel Ishmaels familie, og tog Ishmaels datter Mahalat28,9 Teksten tilføjer: „søster til Nebajot”. til kone ved siden af dem, han havde i forvejen.

Jakobs drøm i Betel

10Jakob forlod altså Be’ersheba og satte kursen mod byen Karan i Paddan-Aram. 11Ved solnedgang fandt han et sted, hvor han kunne overnatte. Han brugte en sten som hovedpude og lagde sig til at sove. 12Han drømte, at han så en trappe, der nåede fra jorden op til Himlen, og Guds engle gik op og ned ad trappen. 13Oven for trappen stod Herren. „Jeg er Herren,” sagde han. „Din bedstefar Abrahams og din far Isaks Gud! Den jord, du ligger på, tilhører dig. Jeg vil give det her land til dig og dine efterkommere. 14De skal blive talrige som sandkornene på jorden, og de skal brede sig i alle retninger—mod øst og vest og nord og syd. Og gennem dig og en af dine efterkommere skal alle jordens folk blive velsignet. 15Jeg vil være med dig og beskytte dig, hvor du end går, og til sin tid vil jeg føre dig sikkert tilbage til dette land. Jeg vil hjælpe dig og opfylde alt det, jeg har lovet dig.”

16-17Så vågnede Jakob og udbrød forfærdet: „Herren er på dette sted—og jeg vidste det ikke. Det her er bestemt et meget specielt sted. Det er intet mindre end Guds hus og indgangen til Himlen!”

18Da han stod op tidligt næste morgen, tog han den sten, han havde brugt til hovedpude, og rejste den på højkant som en mindesten. Derpå hældte han olivenolie ud over den for at indvi stedet til Gud, 19og han kaldte stedet Betel.28,19 Det betyder: „Guds hus”. Det var i nærheden af den landsby, som i gamle dage hed Luz.

20-21Jakob aflagde nu følgende løfte: „Hvis Herren vil være med mig, beskytte mig på rejsen, sørge for mad og klæder og bringe mig sikkert hjem til min far—så skal Herren være min Gud! 22Og den mindesten, som jeg har rejst her, skal være et sted, hvor man tilbeder Gud. Jeg vil også give Gud en tiendedel af alt, hvad han giver mig.”

King James Version

Genesis 28:1-22

1And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 2Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother’s brother. 3And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;28.3 a multitude…: Heb. an assembly of people 4And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.28.4 wherein…: Heb. of thy sojournings 5And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.

6¶ When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; 7And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; 8And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;28.8 pleased…: Heb. were evil in the eyes, etc 9Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.28.9 Mahalath: or, Bashemath

10¶ And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.28.10 Haran: Gr. Charran 11And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 12And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. 13And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 14And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad 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 families of the earth be blessed.28.14 spread…: Heb. break forth 15And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

16¶ And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. 17And 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. 18And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 19And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.28.19 Beth-el: that is, The house of God 20And 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 raiment to put on, 21So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: 22And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.