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Genesis 28:1-9 (New International Version)

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1 So Isaac called for Jacob and blesseda1 him and commanded him: "Do not marry a Canaanite woman.2 2 Go at once to Paddan Aram,b3 to the house of your mother's father Bethuel.4 Take a wife for yourself there, from among the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.5 3 May God Almightyc6 bless7 you and make you fruitful8 and increase your numbers9 until you become a community of peoples. 4 May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham,10 so that you may take possession of the land11 where you now live as an alien,12 the land God gave to Abraham." 5 Then Isaac sent Jacob on his way,13 and he went to Paddan Aram,14 to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean,15 the brother of Rebekah,16 who was the mother of Jacob and Esau. 6 Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, "Do not marry a Canaanite woman,"17 7 and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram. 8 Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women18 were to his father Isaac;19 9 so he went to Ishmael20 and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth21 and daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham, in addition to the wives he already had.22
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