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Genesis 28

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

Genesis 28:1 And so Isahac called Iacob and blessed hym, & charged hym, & sayde vnto him: se thou take not a wyfe of the daughters of Chanaan, Genesis 28:2 but aryse & gett the to Mesopotamia to the house of Bethuel thy mothers father: and there take the a wyfe of the daughters of Laban thy mothers brother. Genesis 28:3 And God almyghtye blesse the, & make the to increase, and multyplye the that þu mayst be a nombre of people, Genesis 28:4 and geue the the blessynge of Abraham: to the and to thy seed wyth the, that thou mayst possesse the lande (wherin thou art a straunger) whyche God gaue vnto Abraham. Genesis 28:5 Thus Isahac sent forth Iacob. And he went to Mesopotamia vnto Laban, sonne of Bethuel the Sirien, and brother to Rebecca Iacob and Esaus mother.

Esau marrieth Mahalath the daughter of Ismael.

Genesis 28:6 When Esau sawe that Isahac had blessed Iacob, and sent him to Mesopotamia, to fet him a wyfe thence, and that as he blessed hym he gaue him a charge, sayinge: thou shalt not take a wyfe of the daughters of Chanaan: Genesis 28:7 and that Iacob had obeyed hys father and mother, & was gone vnto Mesopotamia: Genesis 28:8 & Esau seynge also that the daughters of Chanaan pleased not Isahac hys father: Genesis 28:9 then went he vnto Ismael, and toke vnto the wyues whych he had, Mahala the daughter of Ismael Abrahams sonne, the syster of Nabaioth to be his wyfe.

The vision of Jacob's ladder.

Genesis 28:10 Iacob departed from Beer Seba, to come vnto Haran, Genesis 28:11 and came vnto a place by chaunce, and taryed there all nyghte, because the sonne was downe. And toke a stone of the place, and put it vnder hys heade, and layde hym downe in the same place a slepe. Genesis 28:12 And he dreamed: and beholde, there stode a ladder vpon the erth, and the topp of it reached vp to heauen. And se, the angels of God went vp and downe vpon it, Genesis 28:13 yce and God stode vpon it, and sayde. I am the Lorde God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isahac: The lande whyche thou slepest vpon wyll I geue the and thy seed. Genesis 28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the erth: and thou shalt spreade abrode to the west, to the east, to the north and to the south. And thorowe the and in thy seed shall all the kynredes of the erth be blessed. Genesis 28:15 And se I am wyth the, and wylbe thy keper in all places whether þu goest, and wyll brynge the agayne in to thys lande: nether wyll I leaue the vntyll I haue made good all that I haue promysed the.

Genesis 28:16 When Iacob was awaked out of hys slepe, he sayde: surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware. Genesis 28:17 And he was afrayed & sayde: howe fearfull is this place? it is none other, but euen the house of God and the gate of heauen.

The stone of Beth-el.

Genesis 28:18 And Iacob stode vp early in the mornynge, & toke the stone that he had layde vnder hys head, and pitched it vp an ende and poured oyle on the topp of it. Genesis 28:19 And he called the name of þt place Bethell, but the name of the cytie was called Lus before tyme.

Jacob's vow.

Genesis 28:20 And Iacob vowed a vowe, sayinge: If God wyll be wyth me, and wyll kepe me in thys iourney which I goo, and will geue me bread to eate, and clothes to put on, Genesis 28:21 so that I come agayne vnto my fathers house in saftye: then shall the Lorde be my God, Genesis 28:22 and thys stone which I haue set vp an ende, shalbe goddes house: and of all that thou shalt geue me, wyll I geue the tenth vnto the.

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