So Isaac called in Jacob and blessed him. Then he ordered him, "Don't take a Caananite wife.
Leave at once. Go to Paddan Aram to the family of your mother's father, Bethuel. Get a wife for yourself from the daughters of your uncle Laban.
"And may The Strong God bless you and give you many, many children, a congregation of peoples;
and pass on the blessing of Abraham to you and your descendants so that you will get this land in which you live, this land God gave Abraham."
So Isaac sent Jacob off. He went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah who was the mother of Jacob and Esau.
Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him to Paddan Aram to get a wife there, and while blessing him commanded, "Don't marry a Canaanite woman,"
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