46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, (A)“I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth; (B)if Jacob takes a wife of the daughters of Heth, like these who are the daughters of the land, what good will my life be to me?”

Jacob Sent to His Uncle Laban

28 Then Isaac called Jacob and (C)blessed him, and [a]charged him, and said to him: (D)“You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan. (E)Arise, go to (F)Padan Aram, to the house of (G)Bethuel your mother’s father; and take yourself a wife from there of the daughters of (H)Laban your mother’s brother.

“May (I)God Almighty bless you,
And make you (J)fruitful and multiply you,
That you may be an assembly of peoples;
And give you (K)the blessing of Abraham,
To you and your descendants with you,
That you may inherit the land
(L)In[b] which you are a stranger,
Which God gave to Abraham.”

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.


  1. Genesis 28:1 commanded
  2. Genesis 28:4 Lit. Of your sojournings

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