Genesis 28: 10-22
28:10 Meanwhile Jacob, having departed from Beersheba, continued on to Haran.
28:11 And when he had arrived at a certain place, where he would rest after the setting of the sun, he took some of the stones that lay there, and placing them under his head, he slept in the same place.
28:12 And he saw in his sleep: a ladder standing upon the earth, with its top touching heaven, also, the Angels of God ascending and descending by it,
28:13 and the Lord, leaning upon the ladder, saying to him: “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land, in which you sleep, I will give to you and to your offspring.
28:14 And your offspring will be like the dust of the earth. You will spread abroad to the West, and to the East, and to the North, and to the Meridian. And in you and in your offspring, all the tribes of the earth shall be blessed.
28:15 And I will be your guardian wherever you will journey, and I will bring you back into this land. Neither will I dismiss you, until I have accomplished all that I have said.”
28:16 And when Jacob had awakened from sleep, he said, “Truly, the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.”
28:17 And being terrified, he said: “How terrible this place is! This is nothing other than the house of God and the gateway of heaven.”
28:18 Therefore, Jacob, arising in the morning, took the stone which he had placed under his head, and he set it up as monument, pouring oil over it.
28:19 And he called the name of the city, ‘Bethel,’ which before was called Luz.
28:20 And then he made a vow, saying: “If God will be with me, and will guard me along the way by which I walk, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear,
28:21 and if I will return prosperously to my father’s house, then the Lord will be my God,
28:22 and this stone, which I have set up as a monument, will be called ‘the House of God.’ And from all the things that you will give to me, I will offer tithes to you.”
The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 9: 18-26
|9:18||And answering them, he said: “O unbelieving generation, how long must I be with you? How long shall I endure you? Bring him to me.”|
|9:19||And they brought him. And when he had seen him, immediately the spirit disturbed him. And having been thrown to the ground, he rolled around foaming.|
|9:20||And he questioned his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” But he said: “From infancy.|
|9:21||And often it casts him into fire or into water, in order to destroy him. But if you are able to do anything, help us and take pity on us.”|
|9:22||But Jesus said to him, “If you are able to believe: all things are possible to one who believes.”|
|9:23||And immediately the father of the boy, crying out with tears, said: “I do believe, Lord. Help my unbelief.”|
|9:24||And when Jesus saw the crowd rushing together, he admonished the unclean spirit, saying to him, “Deaf and mute spirit, I command you, leave him; and do not enter into him anymore.”|
|9:25||And crying out, and convulsing him greatly, he departed from him. And he became like one who is dead, so much so that many said, “He is dead.”|
|9:26||But Jesus, taking him by the hand, lifted him up. And he arose.|