Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Genesis 28

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

Genesis 28:1 Then Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him,—and commanded him, and said to him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. Genesis 28:2 Rise, go thy way to Padan-aram to the house of Bethuel, thy mother's father,—and take thee from thence, a wife, of the daughters of Laban, thy mother's brother. Genesis 28:3 And, GOD Almighty, bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee,—so shalt thou become a multitude of peoples. Genesis 28:4 And may he give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee,—that thou mayest possess the land of thy sojournings, which God gave to Abraham. Genesis 28:5 So Isaac sent away Jacob, and he took his journey to Padan-aram,—unto Laban son of Bethuel, the Syrian, brother of Rebekah, mother of Jacob and Esau.

Esau marrieth Mahalath the daughter of Ismael.

Genesis 28:6 And Esau beheld that Isaac, when he blessed Jacob, and sent him to Padan-aram, to take to himself from thence, a wife, that, in blessing him, he laid command upon him, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; Genesis 28:7 And that Jacob hearkened unto his father, and unto his mother,—and took his journey to Padan-aram. Genesis 28:8 So then Esau beheld that, displeasing, were the daughters of Caanan,—in the eyes of Isaac his father: Genesis 28:9 Esau therefore went unto Ishmael,—and took Mahalath daughter of Ishmael, son of Abraham, sister of Nebaioth, to himself to wife, in addition to the wives that he had.

The vision of Jacob's ladder.

Genesis 28:10 So Jacob went forth, from Beer-sheba,—and journeyed towards Haran. Genesis 28:11 And he lighted on a place, and tarried the night there, because the sun had gone in,—and he took of the stones of the place, and put for his pillow,—and lay down in that place. Genesis 28:12 And he dreamed, and lo! a stairway, planted earthwards, with, its top, reaching towards the heavens,—and lo! messengers of God, ascending and descending thereon; Genesis 28:13 and lo! Yahweh, standing by him,—and he said, I, am Yahweh, God of Abraham thy father and God of Isaac,—The land whereon, thou, art lying, to thee, will I give it, and to thy seed; Genesis 28:14 And thy seed shall become, as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt break forth westward and eastward, and northward and southward,—And all the families of the ground shall be blessed in thee, and in thy seed. Genesis 28:15 Lo! then, I, am with thee, so will I keep thee in every place whithersoever thou mayest go, and will bring thee back unto this soil,—For I will not forsake thee until I have done that of which I have spoken to thee.

Genesis 28:16 And Jacob awoke from his sleep, and said, Surely, Yahweh was in this place, And, I, knew it not. Genesis 28:17 And he feared, and said, How fearful is this place! None other this, than the house of God! Nor this than the gate of the heavens!

The stone of Beth-el.

Genesis 28:18 So Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone which he had put for his pillow, and put it for a pillar,—and poured out oil upon the top thereof; Genesis 28:19 and called the name of that place—Bethel,—nevertheless, Luz, was the name of the city, aforetime.

Jacob's vow.

Genesis 28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying,—If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way whereon, I, am going, and give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on; Genesis 28:21 and I come back in prosperity unto the house of my father, Then will Yahweh prove to be my, God,— Genesis 28:22 And, this stone which I have put for a pillar, shall be the house of God,—And, of all which thou shalt give me, a tenth, will I tithe unto thee.

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