Genesis 28:1-6 (The Message)

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1 So Isaac called in Jacob and blessed him. Then he ordered him, "Don't take a Caananite wife. 2 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. 3 "And may The Strong God bless you and give you many, many children, a congregation of peoples; 4 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." 5 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. 6 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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