Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to the heavens. And behold, angels of God ascended and descended upon it.

New American Standard Bible

He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

And he dreamed: A stairway was set on the ground with its top reaching heaven, and God’s angels were going up and down on it.

International Standard Version

when he had a dream! He saw a raised highway that had been built with its ending point on earth and its beginning point in heaven. God's angels were ascending and descending on it.

A Conservative Version

And he dreamed, and, behold, a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And, behold, the agents of God ascending and descending on it.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!

Bible in Basic English

And he had a dream, and in his dream he saw steps stretching from earth to heaven, and the angels of God were going up and down on them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will dream, and behold a ladder placed in the earth, and the head of it reaching to the heavens: and behold the messengers of God ascending and descending upon it.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he dreamed, and behold, a stairway was set on the earth, and its top touched the heavens. And behold, angels of God [were] going up and going down on it.

Modern King James verseion

And he dreamed. And behold! A ladder was set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to Heaven! And behold! The angels of God were ascending and descending on it!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he dreamed: and behold there stood a ladder upon the earth, and the top of it reached up to heaven. And see, the angels of God went up and down upon it.

NET Bible

and had a dream. He saw a stairway erected on the earth with its top reaching to the heavens. The angels of God were going up and coming down it

New Heart English Bible

He dreamed. Behold, a stairway set upon the earth, and its top reached to heaven. Behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

The Emphasized Bible

And he dreamed, and lo! a stairway, planted earthwards, with, its top, reaching towards the heavens, - and lo! messengers of God, ascending and descending thereon;

Webster

And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder set upon the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

World English Bible

He dreamed. Behold, a stairway set upon the earth, and its top reached to heaven. Behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he dreameth, and lo, a ladder set up on the earth, and its head is touching the heavens; and lo, messengers of God are going up and coming down by it;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חלם 
Chalam 
to dream
Usage: 29

and behold a ladder
סלּם 
Cullam 
Usage: 1

set up
נצב 
Natsab 
Usage: 75

on the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

and the top of it
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

נגע 
Naga` 
Usage: 150

to heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

and behold the angels
מלאך 
Mal'ak 
Usage: 213

of God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

Context Readings

Jacob's Dream

11 And he lighted on a certain place, and lodged there, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of the place, and made it his pillow, and lay down in that place. 12 And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to the heavens. And behold, angels of God ascended and descended upon it. 13 And behold, Jehovah stood above it. And he said, I am Jehovah, the God of Abraham, thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land on which thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.


Cross References

John 1:51

And he says to him, Verily, verily, I say to you, Henceforth ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man.

Numbers 12:6

And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I Jehovah will make myself known to him in a vision, I will speak to him in a dream.

Genesis 20:3

But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, because of the woman that thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

Job 33:15-16

In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

Genesis 15:1

After these things the word of Jehovah came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram; I am thy shield, thy exceeding great reward.

Genesis 15:12

And as the sun was just going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, a horror, a great darkness, fell upon him.

Genesis 20:6-7

And God said to him in a dream, I also knew that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart, and I, too, have withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore have I not suffered thee to touch her.

Genesis 32:1-2

And Jacob went on his way; and the angels of God met him.

Genesis 37:5-11

And Joseph dreamed a dream, and told it to his brethren, and they hated him yet the more.

Genesis 40:1-23

And it came to pass after these things, that the cup-bearer of the king of Egypt and the baker offended their lord the king of Egypt.

2 Chronicles 16:9

For the eyes of Jehovah run to and fro through the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly; for from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

Job 4:12-21

Now to me a word was secretly brought, and mine ear received a whisper thereof.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Daniel 2:1-49

And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, and his spirit was troubled, and his sleep went from him.

Daniel 4:1-37

Nebuchadnezzar the king unto all the peoples, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied unto you.

Daniel 7:1

In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel saw a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream; he told the sum of the matters.

Matthew 1:20

but while he pondered on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary, thy wife, for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 2:12-13

And being divinely instructed in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

Matthew 2:19

But Herod having died, behold, an angel of the Lord appears in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying,

2 Timothy 4:16-17

At my first defence no man stood with me, but all deserted me. May it not be imputed to them.

Hebrews 1:1

God having spoken in many parts and in many ways formerly to the fathers in the prophets,

Hebrews 1:14

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out for service on account of those who shall inherit salvation?

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