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Genesis 28

Isaac blesseth Jacob, and sendeth him to Padan-aram.

Genesis 28:1 Then Izhak called Iaakob and blessed him, and charged him, and sayde vnto him, Take not a wife of the daughters of Canaan. Genesis 28:2 Arise, get thee to Padan Aram to the house of Bethuel thy mothers father, and thence take thee a wife of the daughters of Laban thy mothers brother. Genesis 28:3 And God all sufficient blesse thee, and make thee to encrease, and multiplie thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people, Genesis 28:4 And giue thee the blessing of Abraham, euen to thee & to thy seede with thee, that thou mayest inherite the lande (wherein thou art a stranger,) which God gaue vnto Abraham. Genesis 28:5 Thus Izhak sent forth Iaakob, & he went to Padan Aram vnto Laban sonne of Bethuel the Aramite, brother to Rebekah, Iaakobs and Esaus mother.

Esau marrieth Mahalath the daughter of Ismael.

Genesis 28:6 When Esau sawe that Izhak had blessed Iaakob, and sent him to Padan Aram, to set him a wife thence, and giuen him a charge when he blessed him, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan, Genesis 28:7 And that Iaakob had obeyed his father & his mother, and was gone to Padan Aram: Genesis 28:8 Also Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan displeased Izhak his father, Genesis 28:9 Then went Esau to Ishmael, & tooke vnto the wiues, which he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abrahams sonne, the sister of Nabaioth, to be his wife.

The vision of Jacob's ladder.

Genesis 28:10 Now Iaakob departed from Beer-sheba, and went to Haran, Genesis 28:11 And he came vnto a certaine place, and taried there al night, because the sunne was downe, and tooke of the stones of the place, and layde vnder his head and slept in the same place. Genesis 28:12 Then he dreamed, & behold, there stoode a ladder vpon the earth, and the top of it reached vp to heauen: and loe, the Angels of God went vp and downe by it. Genesis 28:13 And behold, the Lord stoode aboue it, & sayd, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Izhak: the land, vpon the which thou sleepest, wil I giue thee and thy seede. Genesis 28:14 And thy seede shall be as the dust of the earth, & thou shalt spread abroad to the West, and to the East, & to the North, & to the South, and in thee and in thy seede shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 28:15 And lo, I am with thee, and wil keepe thee whithersoeuer thou goest, and will bring thee againe into this lande: for I will not forsake thee vntill I haue performed that, that I haue promised thee.

Genesis 28:16 Then Iaakob awoke out of his sleepe, & sayde, Surely the Lorde is in this place, and I was not aware. Genesis 28:17 And he was afraid, & said, How fearefull is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heauen.

The stone of Beth-el.

Genesis 28:18 Then Iaakob rose vp early in the morning, and tooke the stone that hee had layde vnder his head, and set it vp as a pillar, and powred oyle vpon the top of it. Genesis 28:19 And he called ye name of that place Bethel: notwithstanding the name of the citie was at the first called Luz.

Jacob's vow.

Genesis 28:20 Then Iaakob vowed a vowe, saying, If God will be with me, and will keepe me in this iourney which I go, & wil giue me bread to eate, and clothes to put on: Genesis 28:21 So that I come againe vnto my fathers house in safetie, then shal the Lord be my God. Genesis 28:22 And this stone, which I haue set vp as a pillar, shall be Gods house: and of all that thou shalt giue me, wil I giue the tenth vnto thee.

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