Jacob Is Sent Away1 So Isaac called Jacob and a blessed him and charged him, and said to him, b “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan. 2 “Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of c Bethuel your mother’s father; and from there take to yourself a wife from the daughters of Laban your mother’s brother. 3 “May ▼
▼ Heb El Shaddai, e God Almighty f bless you and g make you fruitful and h multiply you, that you may become a i company of peoples. 4 “May He also give you the j blessing of Abraham, to you and to your ▼ descendants with you, that you may l possess the land of your m sojournings, which God gave to Abraham.” 5 Then n Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Paddan-aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau. 6 Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram to take to himself a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he charged him, saying o “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,” 7 and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Paddan-aram. 8 So Esau saw that p the daughters of Canaan displeased ▼
▼ Lit in the eyes of hishis father Isaac; 9 and Esau went to Ishmael, and ▼
▼ Lit took for his wifemarried s besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebaioth.
Jacob’s Dream10 Then Jacob departed from t Beersheba and went toward u Haran. 11 He ▼
▼ Lit lighted oncame to ▼
▼ Lit the placea x certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it ▼
▼ Lit at his head-placeunder his head, and lay down in that place. 12 z He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold aa the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 And behold ab the Lord stood ▼
▼ Or beside himabove it and said, “I am the Lord ad the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it ae to you and to af your ▼ descendants. 14 “Your ▼ descendants will also be like ai the dust of the earth, and you will ▼
▼ Lit break throughspread out ak to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and al in you and in your ▼ descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15 “Behold, an I am with you and ao will keep you wherever you go, and ap will bring you back to this land; for aq I will not leave you until I have done what I have ▼
▼ Lit spoken topromised you.” 16 Then Jacob as awoke from his sleep and said at “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” 17 He was afraid and said au “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” 18 So Jacob rose early in the morning, and took av the stone that he had put ▼
▼ Lit at his head-placeunder his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on its top. 19 He called the name of that place ▼
▼ I.e. the house of God, ay Bethel; however ▼
▼ Lit at the firstpreviously the name of the city had been ba Luz. 20 Then Jacob bb made a vow, saying bc “If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I ▼
▼ Lit gotake, and will give me ▼
▼ Lit bread, bf food to eat and garments to wear, 21 and bg I return to my father’s house in ▼
▼ Lit peacesafety, bi then the Lord will be my God. 22 “This stone, which I have set up as a pillar, bj will be God’s house, and bk of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.”
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