and let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone.”
Then the Lord said to Jacob, “ Return to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.”
If the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had not been for me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God has seen my affliction and the toil of my hands, so He rendered judgment last night.”
Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into two companies;
Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He delivered them out of their distresses.
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.
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.”
Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “ If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear,
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”
I shall come into Your house with burnt offerings; I shall pay You my vows,
“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.
A Psalm of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!
I love the Lord, because He hears My voice and my supplications.
O Lord, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds.
Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the Lord.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.