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Genesis 28 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Jacob Sent to His Uncle Laban

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:1 - Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him: “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:2 - “Arise, go to Padan Aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father; and take yourself a wife from there of the daughters of Laban your mother’s brother.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:3 - “May God Almighty bless you,
And make you fruitful and multiply you,
That you may be an assembly of peoples;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:4 - And give you the blessing of Abraham,
To you and your descendants with you,
That you may inherit the land
In which you are a stranger,
Which God gave to Abraham.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:5 - So Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Padan Aram, to Laban the son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.
Esau Marries Mahalath

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:6 - Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Padan Aram to take himself a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:7 - and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Padan Aram.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:8 - Also Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan did not please his father Isaac.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:9 - So Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife in addition to the wives he had.
Jacob’s Vow at Bethel

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:10 - Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:11 - So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:12 - Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:13 - And behold, the LORD stood above it and said: “I am the LORD God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:14 - “Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:15 - “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:16 - Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:17 - And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:18 - Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on top of it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:19 - And he called the name of that place Bethel;[fn] but the name of that city had been Luz previously.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:20 - Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:21 - “so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then the LORD shall be my God.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:22 - “And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.”
NKJV Footnotes
Literally House of God
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