Genesis 28
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1Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women.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.
2Arise, go to Paddan-aram to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father, and take as your wife from there one of the daughters of Laban your mother’s brother.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.
3God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.3"May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.
4May he give the blessing of Abraham to you and to your offspring with you, that you may take possession of the land of your sojournings that God gave to Abraham!”4"May He also give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your descendants with you, that you may possess the land of your sojournings, which God gave to Abraham."
5Thus Isaac sent Jacob away. And he went to Paddan-aram, to Laban, the son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.5Then 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.
6Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram to take a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women,”6Now 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,"
7and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and gone to Paddan-aram.7and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Paddan-aram.
8So when Esau saw that the Canaanite women did not please Isaac his father,8So Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan displeased his father Isaac;
9Esau went to Ishmael and took as his wife, besides the wives he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebaioth.9and Esau went to Ishmael, and married, besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth.
10Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran.10Then Jacob departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran.
11And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep.11He came to a 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 under his head, and lay down in that place.
12And 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!12He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
13And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, “I am the LORD, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring.13And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.
14Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.14"Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
15Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”15"Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
16Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.”16Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it."
17And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”17He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."
18So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it.18So Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on its top.
19He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.19He called the name of that place Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been Luz.
20Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear,20Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear,
21so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then the LORD shall be my God,21and I return to my father's house in safety, then the LORD will be my God.
22and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God’s house. And of all that you give me I will give a full tenth to you.”22"This stone, which I have set up as a pillar, will be God's house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You."
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