And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.…
While there were providential intimations which were clear enough, still the direct revelation of God was necessary for Jacob's assurance. At Beersheba, the consecrated spot, Jacob offers sacrifices in the covenant spirit, and receives in return the message of the covenant God: "I will make of thee a great nation." "I will also surely bring thee up again," i.e. in thy descendants. The vision is not a mere personal matter for Jacob's consolation, it is another in the series of Divine revelations which are connected with the development of the covenant. - R.
Parallel VersesKJV: And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.