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- 1.Mose 28
Jacob Sent to Laban
281Then Isaac called Jacob gand blessed him and directed him, f“You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women.
2hArise, go to Paddan-aram to the house of iBethuel your mothers father, and take as your wife from there one of the daughters of Laban your mothers brother.
3jGod Almighty1 bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.
4May he give kthe blessing of Abraham to you and to your offspring with you, that you may take possession of lthe land of your sojournings that 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, Jacobs and Esaus mother.
Esau Marries an Ishmaelite
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,”
7and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and gone to Paddan-aram.
8So when Esau saw mthat the Canaanite women did not please Isaac his father,
9Esau went to Ishmael and took as his wife, besides the wives he had, nMahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abrahams son, the sister of oNebaioth.
10Jacob left pBeersheba and went toward qHaran.
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.
12And he rdreamed, and behold, there was a ladder2 set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, sthe angels of God were ascending and descending on it!
13And behold, tthe Lord stood above it3 and said, u“I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. vThe land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring.
14Your offspring shall be like wthe 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 xyour offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
15Behold, yI am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and zwill bring you back to this land. For I will anot leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
16Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is bin 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.”
18So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up cfor a pillar dand poured oil on the top of it.
19He called the name of that place eBethel,4 but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
20Then Jacob fmade 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,
21gso that I come again to my fathers house in peace, hthen the Lord shall be my God,
22and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, ishall be Gods house. And jof all that you give me I will give a full tenth to you.”