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Genesis 28:1-9 NIV

1 So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him: “Do not marry a Canaanite woman.

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2 Go at once to Paddan Aram,a to the house of your mother’s father Bethuel. Take a wife for yourself there, from among the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother.

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    • Ø 28:2 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verses 5, 6 and 7
      3 May God Almightyb bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples.

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        • Ù 28:3 - Hebrew "El-Shaddai"
          4 May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham, so that you may take possession of the land where you now reside as a foreigner, the land God gave to Abraham.”

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          5 Then Isaac sent Jacob on his way, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, who was the mother of Jacob and Esau.

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          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,”

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              7 and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram.
              8 Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac;

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              9 so he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham, in addition to the wives he already had.

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              • a 28:2 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verses 5, 6 and 7
              • b 28:3 - Hebrew "El-Shaddai"
              • c 28:13 - Or "There beside him"
              • d 28:14 - Or "will use your name and the name of your offspring in blessings" (see 48:20)
              • e 28:19 - "Bethel" means "house of God."
              • f 28:21 - Or "Since God … father’s household, the " Lord
              • g 28:22 - Or "household, and the " Lord"will be my God, " 22"then"