And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.…
A company of shipwrecked sailors cast on the coast of Scotland at the bottom of a great precipice, where the water would have broken up their vessel and drowned them, found a ladder hanging down the precipice, which they reached from their ship's mast, and escaped thereby. So Christ is to us a ladder of salvation, and if we believe on Him we shall be saved from all evil, and we may rise to be holy, happy, and useful.
(D. Rowlands, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.