Genesis 28:16
New International Version
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”

New Living Translation
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it!”

English Standard Version
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.”

Berean Study Bible
When Jacob woke up, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was unaware of it.”

King James Bible
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

New King James Version
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.

New American Standard Bible
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “The LORD is certainly in this place, and I did not know it!”

NASB 1995
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.”

NASB 1977
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.”

Amplified Bible
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and he said, “Without any doubt the LORD is in this place, and I did not realize it.”

Christian Standard Bible
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.”

American Standard Version
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely Jehovah is in this place. And I knew it not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yaquuv was awakened from his sleep and he said, “Truly, LORD JEHOVAH is in this place and I not have known.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and said, The Lord is in this place, and I knew it not.

Contemporary English Version
Jacob woke up suddenly and thought, "The LORD is in this place, and I didn't even know it."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Jacob awaked out of sleep, he said: Indeed the Lord is in this place, and I knew it not.

English Revised Version
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

Good News Translation
Jacob woke up and said, "The LORD is here! He is in this place, and I didn't know it!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jacob woke up from his sleep and exclaimed, "Certainly, the LORD is in this place, and I didn't know it!"

International Standard Version
Then Jacob woke up during the night and told himself, "Surely, the LORD is in this place and I never knew it!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said: 'Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.'

Literal Standard Version
And Jacob awakens out of his sleep and says, “Surely YHWH is in this place, and I did not know”;

NET Bible
Then Jacob woke up and thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, but I did not realize it!"

New Heart English Bible
Then Jacob woke up from his sleep, and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it."

World English Bible
Jacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, "Surely Yahweh is in this place, and I didn't know it."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob awaketh out of his sleep, and saith, 'Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I knew not;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob's Ladder
15Look, I am with you, and I will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” 16When Jacob woke up, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was unaware of it.” 17And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven!”…

Cross References
Exodus 3:4
When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called out to him from within the bush, "Moses, Moses!" "Here I am," he answered.

Joshua 5:13
Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in His hand. Joshua approached Him and asked, "Are You for us or for our enemies?"

1 Kings 3:15
Then Solomon awoke, and indeed it had been a dream. So he returned to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. Then he held a feast for all his servants.

Psalm 139:7
Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence?

Jeremiah 31:26
At this I awoke and looked around. My sleep had been most pleasant to me.


Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

and I.

Exodus 3:5
And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

Exodus 15:11
Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

Joshua 5:15
And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.









(16) Surely the Lord (Jehovah) is in this place.--Jacob was not unaware of the omnipresence of the Deity: what astonished him was that Jehovah should thus reveal Himself far away from the shrines where He was worshipped. Rebekah had gone to one of these to inquire of Jehovah (Genesis 25:22), and probably to a shrine in the very neighbourhood of the place where Jacob was sleeping (Genesis 12:8). But first Abraham, and then Isaac, had for so long made Beer-sheba their home, that Jacob probably knew little about the sanctity of the spot, and felt himself far away from all the religious associations of his youth, and from that "presence of Jehovah" which in antediluvian times had also been supposed to be confined to certain localities (Genesis 4:16). But one great object of the dream was to show that Jehovah watches over the whole earth, and that messengers to and fro come from Him and return unto Him.

Verse 16. - And Jacob awaked out of his sleep (during which he had seen and talked with Jehovah), and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. Jacob does not here learn the doctrine of the Divine omnipresence for the first time (Knobel), but now discovers that the covenant God of Abraham revealed himself at other than consecrated places (Rosenmüller, Keil, Lange, Murphy); or perhaps simply gives expression to his astonishment at finding that whereas he fancied himself alone, he was in reality in the company of God - so plus adeptum ease quam sperare ausus fuisset (Calvin).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When Jacob
יַעֲקֹב֮ (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

woke up,
וַיִּיקַ֣ץ (way·yî·qaṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3364: To awake

he thought,
וַיֹּ֕אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Surely
אָכֵן֙ (’ā·ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 403: Firmly, surely, but

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is
יֵ֣שׁ (yêš)
Adverb
Strong's 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

in this
הַזֶּ֑ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

place,
בַּמָּק֖וֹם (bam·mā·qō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

and I
וְאָנֹכִ֖י (wə·’ā·nō·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 595: I

was unaware of it.”
יָדָֽעְתִּי׃ (yā·ḏā·‘ə·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3045: To know


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