Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
2Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel
thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughers of Laban thy mother's brother.
3And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee,
that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art
a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and
6When Esau saw that Isaac had
blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge,
saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughers of Canaan;
that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram;
8And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;
9Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath
the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
10And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
11And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he
took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
12And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top
of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
13And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the
God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
14And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to
the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
15And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep
thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done
that which I have spoken to thee of.
Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
17And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none
other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured
oil upon the top of it.
19And he called the
name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
20And Jacob vowed 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 raiment to put on,
that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
22And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give
me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.