Being blessed and sent away by his father
Isaac called Jacob and ablessed
him; and he charged him and said to him, You shall not take a wife from the bdaughters
up, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father; and take from there a wife from the daughters of Laban your mother’s brother.
may the 1aAll
-sufficient God bless you and make you bfruitful
and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.
may He give you the ablessing
of Abraham, to you and to your seed with you, that you may possess this
land of your bsojournings
, which God gave to Abraham.
Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Paddan-aram, to Laban the son of Bethuel the Aramaean, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.
Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him away to Paddan-aram to take 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,
that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Paddan-aram.
Esau saw that the adaughters
of Canaan displeased Isaac his father.
Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, and
the sister of Nebaioth to be his wife, in addition to the wives that he had.
The dream at Bethel
Jacob went out from Beer-sheba and went toward aHaran
he 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 1put it
under his head, and he lay down in that place.
that there was a 2ladder
set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the 3bangels
of God were ascending and descending on it.
there was Jehovah, standing above it; and He said, I am Jehovah, the 1aGod
of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The 2land
on which you lie, I will give to you and to your 2bseed
your seed will be as the adust
of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and in your seed will ball
the families of the earth be blessed.
, behold, I am awith
you and will keep you wherever you go and will cause you to return to this land, for I will not bleave
you until I have done what I have promised you.
Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I did not know it
he was afraid and said, How awesome is this place! This is none other than the ahouse
of God, and this is the 1gate
Jacob rose up early in the morning and took the astone
that he had put under his head, and he set it up as a pillar and poured boil
on top of it.
he called the name of that place 1aBethel
, but the name of the city was bLuz
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 garments to put on,
that I return to my father’s house in peace, then Jehovah will be amy
, which I have set up as a pillar, will be God’s house; and of all that You give me I will surely give one btenth