So IsaaccalledJacob and 1blessed him and charged him, and said to him, "2You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.
2"Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of 3Bethuel your mother'sfather; and from theretake to yourself a wife from the daughters of Laban your mother'sbrother.
"May a4GodAlmighty5bless you and 6make you fruitful and 7multiply you, that you may become a 8company of peoples.
"May He also give you the 9blessing of Abraham, to you and to your bdescendants with you, that you may 10possess the land of your 11sojournings, whichGodgave to Abraham."
Then 12IsaacsentJacobaway, and he went to Paddan-aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.
Now Esausaw that Isaac had blessedJacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram to take to himself a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he charged him, saying, "13You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,"
and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Paddan-aram.
So Esausaw that 14the daughters of Canaandispleasedchis fatherIsaac;
and Esauwent to Ishmael, and dmarried , 15besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham'sson, the sister of Nebaioth.
Then Jacobdeparted from 16Beersheba and went toward 17Haran.
He ecame to fa 18certain place and spent the nightthere, because the sun had set; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it gunder his head, and laydown in that place.
1219He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its topreaching to heaven; and behold, 20the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
And behold, 21the LORDstoodhabove it and said, "I am the LORD, 22the God of your fatherAbraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it 23to you and to 24your idescendants.
"Your jdescendants will also be like 25the dust of the earth, and you will kspread out 26to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and 27in you and in your ldescendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
15"Behold, 28I am with you and 29will keep you wherever you go, and 30will bring you back to thisland; for 31I will not leave you until I have donewhat I have mpromised you."
Then Jacob32awoke from his sleep and said, "33Surely the LORD is in thisplace, and I did not know it."
He was afraid and said, "34Howawesome is thisplace! This is noneotherthan the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."
So Jacobroseearly in the morning, and took35the stone that he had putnunder his head and set it up as a pillar and pouredoil on its top.
He called the name of that placeo36Bethel; however, ppreviously the name of the city had been 37Luz.
Then Jacob38made a vow, saying, "39IfGod will be with me and will keep me on thisjourney that I qtake, and will give me r40food to eat and garments to wear,
and 41I return to my father'shouse in ssafety, 42then the LORD will be my God.
22"Thisstone, which I have set up as a pillar, 43will be God'shouse, and 44of all that You give me I will surelygive a tenth to You."