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1Then Isaac called Jacob and #Gen. 27:33blessed him, and charged him, and said to him: #Gen. 24:3“You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan. 2#Hos. 12:12Arise, go to #Gen. 25:20Padan Aram, to the house of #Gen. 22:23Bethuel your mother’s father; and take yourself a wife from there of the daughters of #Gen. 24:29Ge 27:43Ge 29:5Laban your mother’s brother.
3“May #Gen. 17:16Ge 35:11Ge 48:3God Almighty bless you,
And make you #Gen. 26:424fruitful and multiply you,
That you may be an assembly of peoples;
4And give you #Gen. 12:23Ge 22:17Gal. 3:8the blessing of Abraham,
To you and your descendants with you,
That you may inherit the land
#Gen. 17:8Ge 23:4Ge 36:71 Chr. 29:15Ps. 39:12In which you are a stranger,
Which God gave to Abraham.”
5So Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Padan Aram, to Laban the son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.
Esau Marries Mahalath
6Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Padan Aram to take himself a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,” 7and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Padan Aram. 8Also Esau saw #Gen. 24:3Ge 26:3435Ge 27:46that the daughters of Canaan did not please his father Isaac. 9So Esau went to Ishmael and #Gen. 26:3435took #Gen. 36:23Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, #Gen. 25:13the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife in addition to the wives he had.
Jacob’s Vow at Bethel
10Now Jacob #Gen. 26:23Ge 46:1Hos. 12:12went out from Beersheba and went toward #Gen. 12:45Ge 27:43Ge 29:42 Kin. 19:12Acts 7:2Haran. 11So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. 12Then he #Gen. 31:10Ge 41:1Num. 12:6dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there #John 1:51Heb. 1:414the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
13#Gen. 35:1Ge 48:3Amos 7:7And behold, the Lord stood above it and said: #Gen. 26:24“I am the Lord God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; #Gen. 13:1517Ge 26:3Ge 35:12the land on which you lie I will give to you and your #Gen. 13:16Ge 22:17descendants. 14Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad #Gen. 13:1415Deut. 12:20to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and #Gen. 12:3Ge 18:18Ge 22:18Ge 26:4Matt. 1:2Luke 3:34Gal. 3:8in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. 15Behold, #Gen. 26:324Ge 31:3I am with you and will #Gen. 48:16Num. 6:24Ps. 121:578keep you wherever you go, and will #Gen. 35:6Ge 48:21Deut. 30:3bring you back to this land; for #Lev. 26:44Deut. 7:9De 31:68Josh. 1:51 Kin. 8:57Heb. 13:5I will not leave you #Num. 23:19until I have done what I have spoken to you.”
16Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in #Ex. 3:5Josh. 5:15Ps. 139:7–12this 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!”
18Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, #Gen. 31:1345set it up as a pillar, #Lev. 8:10–12and poured oil on top of it. 19And he called the name of #Judg. 1:2326that place Bethel; but the name of that city had been Luz previously. 20#Gen. 31:13Judg. 11:302 Sam. 15:8Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If #Gen. 28:15God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me #1 Tim. 6:8bread to eat and clothing to put on, 21so that #Judg. 11:312 Sam. 19:2430I come back to my father’s house in peace, #Deut. 26:172 Sam. 15:8then the Lord shall be my God. 22And this stone which I have set as a pillar #Gen. 35:714shall be God’s house, #Gen. 14:20(Lev. 27:30)Deut. 14:22and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.”
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