Genesis 28 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Isaac sent for Jacob, and blessing him, said, Do not take a wife from among the women of Canaan; 1 So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him and commanded him: "Do not marry a Canaanite woman.
2 But go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel, your mother's father, and there get yourself a wife from the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother. 2 Go at once to Paddan Aram, 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.
3 And may God, the Ruler of all, give you his blessing, giving you fruit and increase, so that you may become an army of peoples. 3 May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples.
4 And may God give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and to your seed, so that the land of your wanderings, which God gave to Abraham, may be your heritage. 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 live as an alien, the land God gave to Abraham."
5 So Isaac sent Jacob away: and he went to Paddan-aram, to Laban, son of Bethuel the Aramaean, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau. 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.
6 So when Esau saw that Isaac had given Jacob his blessing, and sent him away to Paddan-aram to get a wife for himself there, blessing him and saying to him, Do not take a wife from among the women of Canaan; 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,"
7 And that Jacob had done as his father and mother said and had gone to Paddan-aram; 7 and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram.
8 It was clear to Esau that his father had no love for the women of Canaan, 8 Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac;
9 So Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath, the daughter of Abraham's son Ishmael, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife in addition to the wives he had. 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.
10 So Jacob went out from Beer-sheba to go to Haran. 10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran.
11 And coming to a certain place, he made it his resting-place for the night, for the sun had gone down; and he took one of the stones which were there, and putting it under his head he went to sleep in that place. 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.
12 And he had a dream, and in his dream he saw steps stretching from earth to heaven, and the angels of God were going up and down on them. 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.
13 And he saw the Lord by his side, saying, I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac: I will give to you and to your seed this land on which you are sleeping. 13 There above it 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.
14 Your seed will be like the dust of the earth, covering all the land to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south: you and your seed will be a name of blessing to all the families of the earth. 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.
15 And truly, I will be with you, and will keep you wherever you go, guiding you back again to this land; and I will not give you up till I have done what I have said to you. 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."
16 And Jacob, awaking from his sleep, said, Truly, the Lord is in this place and I was not conscious of it. 16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it."
17 And fear came on him, and he said, This is a holy place; this is nothing less than the house of God and the doorway of heaven. 17 He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven."
18 And early in the morning Jacob took the stone which had been under his head, and put it up as a pillar and put oil on it. 18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it.
19 And he gave that place the name of Beth-el, but before that time the town was named Luz. 19 He called that place Bethel, though the city used to be called Luz.
20 Then Jacob took an oath, and said, If God will be with me, and keep me safe on my journey, and give me food and clothing to put on, 20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear
21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace, then I will take the Lord to be my God, 21 so that I return safely to my father's house, then the LORD will be my God
22 And this stone which I have put up for a pillar will be God's house: and of all you give me, I will give a tenth part to you. 22 and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God's house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth."