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The God of all generations (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) makes His promises stand through all generations too.

BibleGateway: Genesis 28:10-22

ESV Text: Genesis 28:10-22

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:12 and ends at about 3:24

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     10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. 11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. 13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15 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.

     16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. 17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. 18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first. 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 21 So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: 22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 123:
Our God, Our Help in Ages Past

— Organ Audio

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1. Our God, our Help in ages past, 
Our Hope for years to come, 
Our Shelter from the stormy blast, 
And our eternal Home! 

2. Under the shadow of Thy throne 
Thy saints have dwelt secure; 
Sufficient is Thine arm alone, 
And our defense is sure. 

3. Before the hills in order stood 
Or earth received her frame, 
From everlasting Thou art God, 
To endless years the same. 

4. A thousand ages in Thy sight 
Are like an evening gone, 
Short as the watch that ends the night 
Before the rising sun. 

5. Thy word commands our flesh to dust: 
“Return ye sons of men!” 
All nations rose from earth at first 
And turn to earth again. 

6. Time, like an ever-rolling stream, 
Bears all its sons away; 
They fly forgotten as a dream 
Dies at the opening day. 

7. Like flowery fields the nations stand, 
Pleased with the morning light; 
The flowers beneath the mower’s hand 
Lie withering ere ’tis night. 

8. Our God, our Help in ages past, 
Our Hope for years to come, 
Be Thou our Guard while troubles last 
And our eternal Home!