And Jacob lifted his feet and went on to the land of the Easterners…Picking up on this strange expression: Jacob lifted his feet…the Sforno points out that some people walk with purpose, and others walk aimlessly. When a person knows what they want from life, and where they’re going, then they lift their feet and go there. On the other hand, when we don’t know what we want, and live without purpose then “our feet lift us.” Jacob had a plan and knew his destination, and so he was one who “lifted his feet” and did not allow his feet to lift him.