Genesis 28:1-6 (Today's New International Version)

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1 So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed1 him. Then he commanded him: "Do not marry a Canaanite woman.2 2 Go at once to Paddan Aram,a3 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 3 May God Almightyb6 bless7 you and make you fruitful8 and increase your numbers9 until you become a community of peoples. 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 reside as a foreigner,12 the land God gave to Abraham." 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. 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,"17
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