Catholicity seized on man... and the mystics, transcending all, taught him to ascend on high with the wings of contemplation the Ladder of Jacob composed of brilliant stones, by which God descends to Earth and man ascends to Heaven, till Earth and Heaven, and God and man, burning together in a conflagration of infinite charity, are transmuted into one."
Esausaid,Behold,Iamatthe pointto die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day: and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and roseup, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.Bible (Old Testament)
But God, who is ableto prevail, wrestled with him, as the Angel did with Jacob, and marked him; marked him for his own.Izaak Walton
If, like Jacob, you trust God in little things, He may answer you by great things.john rose macduff
It is almost as hard to define mathematics as it is to define economics, and one is tempted to fall back on the famous old definition attributed to Jacob Viner, “Economics is what economists do,” and say that mathematics is what mathematicians do. A large part of mathematics deals with the formal relations of quantities or numbers.kenneth boulding
“Goddamn you,” Jacob said. “There’s no damnation, Jacob. No Heaven but the forest and no God but the hive.”robert charles wilson
At length Jacob came to Isaac his father to Mam´re, to Kir´i·ath-ar´ba, that is to say, He´bron, where Abraham and also Isaac had resided as aliens. And the days of Isaac came to be a hundred and eighty years. After that Isaac expired and died and was gathered to his people, old and satisfied with days, and E´sau and Jacob his sons buried him.
In the Histoire de l'Academie for the year 1725, p. 78, it is stated that when M. du Fay was at Strasbourg, M. Jacob Leupold had a pump which threw water in a continuous stream, using only one piston, and that he made a great mystery of it; but that M. du Fay immediately stated the reason of it.
Jacob Leupold (1674-1727) German engineer who collected, for the first time in print, the basic principles of mechanical engineering.
Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.  For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.  But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,  I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Say: We believe in God and (in) that which has been revealed to us, and (in) that which was revealed to Abraham , and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes , and (in) that which was given to Moses and Jesus , and (in) that which was given to the prophets from their Lord, we do not make any distinction between any of them and to Him do we submit.
And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.
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