Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Hosea 12:4 in English Standard Version "He strove with the angel and prevailed; he wept and sought his favor. He met God at Bethel, and there God spoke with us—" Ge 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! Ge 28:19 He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first. Ge 35:9 God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him. Ge 35:15 So Jacob called the name of the place where God had spoken with him Bethel.