Genesis 28:15
Parallel Verses
New International Version
I 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."

New Living Translation
What's more, I am with you, and I will protect you wherever you go. One day I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have finished giving you everything I have promised you."

English Standard Version
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."

King James Bible
And, 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. I will bring you back to this land, for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."

International Standard Version
Now pay attention! I'm here with you, and I'm going to be watching over you wherever you go. I'm going to bring you back to this land, because I won't ever leave you until I've accomplished what I've promised about you."

NET Bible
I am with you! I will protect you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I promised you!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Remember, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. I will also bring you back to this land because I will not leave you until I do what I've promised you."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And, behold, I am with thee and will keep thee in all places where 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.

King James 2000 Bible
And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places wherever you go, and will bring you again into this land; for I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken to you of.

American King James Version
And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where you go, and will bring you again into this land; for I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken to you of.

American Standard Version
And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee, whithersoever 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will be thy keeper whithersoever thou goest, and will bring thee back into this land: neither will I leave thee, till I shall have accomplished all that I have said.

Darby Bible Translation
And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all [places] to which thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee until I have done what I have spoken to thee of.

English Revised Version
And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee whithersoever 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And 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 declared to thee.

World English Bible
Behold, I am with you, and will keep you, wherever you go, and will bring you again into this land. For I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken of to you."

Young's Literal Translation
And lo, I am with thee, and have kept thee whithersoever thou goest, and have caused thee to turn back unto this ground; for I leave thee not till that I have surely done that which I have spoken to thee.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

28:10-15 Jacob's conduct hitherto, as recorded, was not that of one who simply feared and trusted in God. But now in trouble, obliged to flee, he looked only to God to make him to dwell in safety, and he could lie down and sleep in the open air with his head upon a stone. Any true believer would be willing to take up with Jacob's pillow, provided he might have Jacob's vision. God's time to visit his people with his comforts, is, when they are most destitute of other comforts, and other comforters. Jacob saw a ladder which reached from earth to heaven, the angels going up and coming down, and God himself at the head of it. This represents, 1. The providence of God, by which there is a constant intercourse kept up between heaven and earth. This let Jacob know that he had both a good guide and a good guard. 2. The mediation of Christ. He is this ladder; the foot on earth in his human nature, the top in heaven in his Divine nature. Christ is the Way; all God's favours come to us, and all our services go to him, by Christ, Joh 1:51. By this way, sinners draw near to the throne of grace with acceptance. By faith we perceive this way, and in prayer we approach by it. In answer to prayer we receive all needful blessings of providence and grace. We have no way of getting to heaven but by Christ. And when the soul, by faith, can see these things, then every place will become pleasant, and every prospect joyful. He will never leave us, until his last promise is accomplished in our everlasting happiness. God now spake comfortably to Jacob. He spake from the head of the ladder. All the glad tidings we receive from heaven come through Jesus Christ. The Messiah should come from Jacob. Christ is the great blessing of the world. All that are blessed, are blessed in him, and none of any family are shut out from blessedness in him, but those that shut out themselves. Jacob had to fear danger from his brother Esau; but God promises to keep him. He had a long journey before him; to an unknown country; but, Behold, I am with thee, and God promises to bring him back again to this land. He seemed to be forsaken of all his friends; but God gives him this assurance, I will not leave thee. Whom God loves, he never leaves.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - And, behold, I am with thee, - spoken to Isaac (cf. 26:24); again to Jacob (Genesis 31:3); afterwards to Christ's disciples (Matthew 28:20) - and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, - literally, in all thou goest - in all thy goings (cf. Genesis 48:16; Psalm 121:5, 7, 8) - and will bring thee again into this land; - equivalent to an intimation that his present journey to Padan-aram was not without the Divine sanction, though apparently it had been against the will of God that Isaac should leave the promised land (vide Genesis 14:6, 8) - for I will not leave thee, - a promise afterwards repeated to Israel (Deuteronomy 31:6, 8), to Joshua (Genesis 1:5), to Solomon (1 Chronicles 28:20), to the poor and needy (Isaiah 41:17), to Christians (Hebrews 13:7) - until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of - cf. Balaam's testimony to the Divine faithfulness (Numbers 23:19), and Joshua's (Genesis 21:45), and Solomon's (1 Kings 8:56). It is impossible, in connection with this sublime theophany granted to Jacob at Bethel, not to recall the similar Divine manifestation vouchsafed to Abraham beneath the starry firmament at Hebron (vide Genesis 15:1).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And, behold, I am with thee,.... Though alone, at a distance from his father's house, no friend to keep him company, or servant to attend him; but the presence of God here promised is abundantly more than an equivalent for all this:

and will keep thee in all places, whither thou goest; from beasts of prey, in lonesome places through which he might travel; from thieves and robbers, to whom he might be exposed; from his brother Esau, and all his ill designs against him; and from being always under the bondage of Laban, into which he would be brought:

and will bring thee again into this land: the land of Canaan, which was entailed on him and his seed for an inheritance; but, as he would now soon be out of it, and continue in another land for many years, as he did, which would make it look very unpromising that he and his seed should inherit it, this is said unto him:

for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of; made good all his promises to him: and the sense is, not that he would then leave him when he had done so, but as not before, so never after; for God never does, nor never will, utterly forsake his people.



Genesis 28:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jacob's Ladder
14"Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15"Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." 16Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it."…
Cross References
Genesis 21:20
God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer.

Genesis 26:3
Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham.

Genesis 26:24
That night the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham."

Genesis 28:20
Then 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

Genesis 31:3
Then the LORD said to Jacob, "Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you."

Genesis 31:5
He said to them, "I see that your father's attitude toward me is not what it was before, but the God of my father has been with me.

Genesis 31:13
I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and where you made a vow to me. Now leave this land at once and go back to your native land.'"

Genesis 32:9
Then Jacob prayed, "O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, LORD, you who said to me, 'Go back to your country and your relatives, and I will make you prosper,'

Genesis 35:3
Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone."

Genesis 46:4
I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph's own hand will close your eyes."

Genesis 48:21
Then Israel said to Joseph, "I am about to die, but God will be with you and take you back to the land of your fathers.

Exodus 13:11
"After the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites and gives it to you, as he promised on oath to you and your ancestors,

Numbers 6:24
"'"The LORD bless you and keep you;

Numbers 23:19
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.

Deuteronomy 30:3
then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

Deuteronomy 31:8
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

Psalm 121:5
The LORD watches over you-- the LORD is your shade at your right hand;

Psalm 121:7
The LORD will keep you from all harm-- he will watch over your life;
Treasury of Scripture

And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where you go, and will bring you again into this land; for I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken to you of.

I am.

Genesis 28:20,21 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep …

Genesis 26:24 And the LORD appeared to him the same night, and said, I am the God …

Genesis 31:3 And the LORD said to Jacob, Return to the land of your fathers, and …

Genesis 32:9 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father …

Genesis 39:2,21 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he …

Genesis 46:4 I will go down with you into Egypt; and I will also surely bring …

Exodus 3:12 And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be a token …

Judges 6:16 And the LORD said to him, Surely I will be with you, and you shall …

Psalm 46:7,11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah…

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin …

Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, …

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through …

Jeremiah 1:19 And they shall fight against you; but they shall not prevail against …

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

Romans 8:31,32 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can …

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to …

keep.

Genesis 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let …

Psalm 121:5-8 The LORD is your keeper: the LORD is your shade on your right hand…

bring.

Genesis 35:6,7 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, …

for I.

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: …

Joshua 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days …

1 Kings 8:57 The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him …

John 10:28,29 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither …

Hebrews 13:5,6 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with …

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them …

until.

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that …

Joshua 23:14-16 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and you …

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

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