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Genesis 28:20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear,

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      Ge 28:20-22. JACOB'S VOW.

      20. Jacob vowed a vow--His words are not to be considered as implying a doubt, far less as stating the condition or terms on which he would dedicate himself to God. Let "if" be changed into "since," and the language will appear a proper expression of Jacob's faith--an evidence of his having truly embraced the promise. How edifying often to meditate on Jacob at Beth-el.

JFB.


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Brief Summary: Isaac forbids Jacob to marry a Canaanite, Isaac blesses Jacob and his seed with the blessings of Abraham, Esau marries a daughter of Ishmael, Jacob has a vision of a ladder reaching up to heaven with angels ascending and descending, the Lord promises Jacob that his seed will be as the dust of the earth in number, He also promises Jacob that in his seed all the nations of the world will be blessed, Jacob makes a vow to pay tithes to the Lord.

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1 Isaac blesses Jacob and sends him to Padan-aram
6 Esau marries the daughter of Ishmael
10 The vision of Jacob's ladder
18 The stone of Bethel
20 Jacob's vow

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