Genesis 28:1
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him: "Do not marry a Canaanite woman.

New Living Translation
So Isaac called for Jacob, blessed him, and said, "You must not marry any of these Canaanite women.

English Standard Version
Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women.

New American Standard Bible
So Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him, and said to him, "You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.

King James Bible
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Isaac summoned Jacob, blessed him, and commanded him: "Don't take a wife from the Canaanite women.

International Standard Version
Later, Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, instructing him, "Don't marry a wife from the local Canaanite women.

NET Bible
So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him, "You must not marry a Canaanite woman!

New Heart English Bible
Isaac called Jacob, blessed him, and commanded him, "You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him, "You are not to marry any of the Canaanite women.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him: 'Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

New American Standard 1977
So Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him, and said to him, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

King James 2000 Bible
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, you shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

American King James Version
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

American Standard Version
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, saying: Take not a wife of the stock of Chanaan:

Darby Bible Translation
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

English Revised Version
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

World English Bible
Isaac called Jacob, blessed him, and commanded him, "You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

Young's Literal Translation
And Isaac calleth unto Jacob, and blesseth him, and commandeth him, and saith to him, 'Thou dost not take a wife of the daughters of Caanan;
Study Bible
Jacob Flees to Laban
1So Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him, and said to him, "You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan. 2"Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father; and from there take to yourself a wife from the daughters of Laban your mother's brother.…
Cross References
Genesis 24:3
and I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live,

Genesis 24:4
but you will go to my country and to my relatives, and take a wife for my son Isaac."

Genesis 27:33
Then Isaac trembled violently, and said, "Who was he then that hunted game and brought it to me, so that I ate of all of it before you came, and blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed."

Genesis 28:6
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, "You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,"
Treasury of Scripture

And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

blessed.

Genesis 28:3,4 And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, …

Genesis 27:4,27-33 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that …

Genesis 48:15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham …

Genesis 49:28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their …

Deuteronomy 33:1 And this is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed …

Joshua 22:7 Now to the one half of the tribe of Manasseh Moses had given possession …

Thou shalt.

Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; …

Genesis 24:3,37 And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the …

Genesis 26:34,35 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter …

Genesis 27:46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters …

Genesis 34:9,16 And make you marriages with us, and give your daughters to us, and …

Exodus 34:15,16 Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they …

2 Corinthians 6:14-16 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship …

XXVIII.

(1) Isaac called Jacob. . . . --Though Rebekah's primary motive was her concern for Jacob's safety, yet we must not imagine that his marriage was a mere pretext. On the contrary, now that he was acknowledged as the firstborn, both he and she would have been abandoning his high position had they not arranged for the fulfilment of his duty in this respect. What is remarkable is the frankness of Isaac's conduct. There is no attempt to substitute Esau for Jacob, nor to lessen the privileges of the latter, but with hearty cheerfulness he blesses the younger son, and confirms him in the possession of the whole Abrahamic blessing.

Verse 1. - And Isaac (recognizing the wisdom and propriety of Rebekah's suggestion that a bride should now be sought for him whom God had so unmistakably declared to be the heir of the theocratic promise) called Jacob (to his bed-side), and blessed him, - in enlarged form, renewing the benediction previously given (Genesis 27:27) - and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan (cf. Genesis 14:3). Intermarriage with the women of the land was expressly forbidden to the theocratic heir, while his attention was directed to his mother's kindred. And Isaac called Jacob,.... Or therefore (d), because of what Rebekah had said to him, related in the latter part of the preceding chapter, he sent for Jacob to come to him from his tent or apartment where he was, or from the field where he was keeping the flocks; thus paying a great regard to what his wife Rebekah had suggested to him, and which appeared to him very right and reasonable:

and blessed him; he did not send for him to chide and reprove him for his fraudulent dealings with him to get the blessing from his brother, much less to revoke it, but to confirm it; which was necessary to prevent doubts that might arise in the mind of Jacob about it, and to strengthen him against the temptations of Satan; since he was about to be sent away from his father's house solitary and destitute, to go into another country, where he was to be for awhile in a state of servitude; all which might seem to contradict the blessing and promises he had received, and would be a trial of his faith in them, as well as a chastisement on him for the fraudulent manner in which he obtained them:

and charged him, and said unto him, thou shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; it was time that he was married; for he was now, as the Jewish writers (e) say, seventy seven, years of age, which exactly agrees with what Polyhistor (f), an Heathen writer, relates from Demetrius, that Jacob was seventy seven years of age when he came to Haran, and also his father Isaac was then one hundred and thirty seven years old; and so it is calculated by the best chronologers, and as he must be, since he was born when his father was sixty years of age; see Gill on Genesis 27:1; and being now declared the heir of the promised land, it was proper he should marry, but not with any of the Canaanites, who were to be dispossessed of the land of Canaan, and therefore their seed, and Abraham's, to whom it was given, must not be mixed. Isaac takes the same care, and gives the same charge concerning the marriage of his son Jacob, on whom the entail of the land was settled, as his father Abraham did concerning his, Genesis 24:3.

(d) "itaque", V. L. Schmidt, Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "igitur", Drusius. (e) Pirke Eliezer, c. 35. Vid. Seder Olam Rabba, c. 2. p. 4. (f) Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 21. p. 422. CHAPTER 28

Ge 28:1-19. Jacob's Departure.

1. Isaac called Jacob and blessed him—He entered fully into Rebekah's feelings, and the burden of his parting counsel to his son was to avoid a marriage alliance with any but the Mesopotamian branch of the family. At the same time he gave him a solemn blessing—pronounced before unwittingly, now designedly, and with a cordial spirit. It is more explicitly and fully given, and Jacob was thus acknowledged "the heir of the promise."28:1-5 Jacob had blessings promised both as to this world and that which is to come; yet goes out to a hard service. This corrected him for the fraud on his father. The blessing shall be conferred on him, yet he shall smart for the indirect course taken to obtain it. Jacob is dismissed by his father with a solemn charge. He must not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan: those who profess religion, should not marry with those that care not for religion. Also with a solemn blessing. Isaac had before blessed him unwittingly; now he does it designedly. This blessing is more full than the former; it is a gospel blessing. This promise looks as high as heaven, of which Canaan was a type. That was the better country which Jacob and the other patriarchs had in view.
Jump to Previous
Blessed Blesseth Blessing Caanan Canaan Canaanite Charged Commanded Commandeth Daughters Isaac Jacob Marry Wife Women
Jump to Next
Blessed Blesseth Blessing Caanan Canaan Canaanite Charged Commanded Commandeth Daughters Isaac Jacob Marry Wife Women
Links
Genesis 28:1 NIV
Genesis 28:1 NLT
Genesis 28:1 ESV
Genesis 28:1 NASB
Genesis 28:1 KJV

Genesis 28:1 Biblia Paralela
Genesis 28:1 Chinese Bible
Genesis 28:1 French Bible
Genesis 28:1 German Bible

Alphabetical: a and blessed called Canaan Canaanite charged commanded daughters Do for from him Isaac Jacob marry not of said shall So take the to wife woman You

OT Law: Genesis 28:1 Isaac called Jacob blessed him and commanded (Gen. Ge Gn) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Genesis 27:46
Top of Page
Top of Page