Genesis 28:1-5 NIV

1 So Isaac called for Jacob and blesseda1 him and commanded him: "Do not marry a Canaanite woman.2

References for Genesis 28:1

    • a 28:1 - Or "greeted"
      2 Go at once to Paddan Aram,b3 to the house of your mother's father Bethuel.4 Take a wife for yourself there, from among the daughters of Laban, your mother's brother.5

      References for Genesis 28:2

        • b 28:2 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verses 5, 6 and 7
          3 May God Almightyc6 bless7 you and make you fruitful8 and increase your numbers9 until you become a community of peoples.

          References for Genesis 28:3

            • c 28:3 - Hebrew "El-Shaddai"
              4 May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham,10 so that you may take possession of the land11 where you now live as an alien,12 the land God gave to Abraham."

              References for Genesis 28:4

              5 Then Isaac sent Jacob on his way,13 and he went to Paddan Aram,14 to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean,15 the brother of Rebekah,16 who was the mother of Jacob and Esau.

              References for Genesis 28:5