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Genesis 28:5-15 NIV

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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      Jacob’s Dream at Bethel

      10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran.

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      11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.

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          12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

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          13 There above ita stood the LORD, and he said: “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying.

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            • Ú 28:13 - Or "There beside him"
              14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.b

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                • Û 28:14 - Or "will use your name and the name of your offspring in blessings" (see 48:20)
                  15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

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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"