28:20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God is with me and protects me on this journey I am taking and gives me food 1 to eat and clothing to wear,
31:13 I am the God of Bethel, 2 where you anointed 3 the sacred stone and made a vow to me. 4 Now leave this land immediately 5 and return to your native land.’”
1 tn Heb “bread,” although the term can be used for food in general.
3 sn You anointed the sacred stone. In Gen 28:18 the text simply reported that Jacob poured oil on top of the stone. Now that pouring is interpreted by the
4 sn And made a vow to me. The second clause reminds Jacob of the vow he made to the
5 tn Heb “arise, leave!” The first imperative draws attention to the need for immediate action.
sn Leave this land immediately. The decision to leave was a wise one in view of the changed attitude in Laban and his sons. But more than that, it was the will of God. Jacob needed to respond to God’s call – the circumstances simply made it easier.