Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Genesis 31:13

Context
NETBible

I am the God of Bethel, 1  where you anointed 2  the sacred stone and made a vow to me. 3  Now leave this land immediately 4  and return to your native land.’”

XREF

Ge 28:12-22; Ge 31:3; Ge 32:9; Ge 35:7

NET © Notes

map For location see Map4 G4; Map5 C1; Map6 E3; Map7 D1; Map8 G3.

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 Lord as an anointing. Jacob had consecrated the place.

sn And made a vow to me. The second clause reminds Jacob of the vow he made to the Lord when he anointed the stone (Gen 28:20-22). God is now going to take him back to the land, and so he will have to fulfill his vow.

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.



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