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.”

New International Version - UK

Genesis 28:1-22

1So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him: ‘Do not marry a Canaanite woman. 2Go at once to Paddan Aram,28:2 That is, North-west Mesopotamia; also in verses 5, 6 and 7 to the house of your mother’s father Bethuel. Take a wife for yourself there, from among the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother. 3May God Almighty28:3 Hebrew El-Shaddai bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples. 4May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham, so that you may take possession of the land where you now reside as a foreigner, the land God gave to Abraham.’ 5Then Isaac sent Jacob on his way, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, who was the mother of Jacob and Esau.

6Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, ‘Do not marry a Canaanite woman,’ 7and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram. 8Esau then realised how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac; 9so he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham, in addition to the wives he already had.

Jacob’s dream at Bethel

10Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. 11When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. 12He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13There above it28:13 Or There beside him stood the Lord, and he said: ‘I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. 14Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.28:14 Or will use your name and the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20) 15I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.’

16When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.’ 17He was afraid and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.’

18Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. 19He called that place Bethel,28:19 Bethel means house of God. though the city used to be called Luz.

20Then Jacob made a vow, saying, ‘If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear 21so that I return safely to my father’s household, then the Lord28:20,21 Or Since God… father’s household, the Lord will be my God 22and28:21,22 Or household, and the Lord will be my God, 22 then this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.’