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May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful so that your descendants[a] become a whole group of people. May he give you and your descendants the blessings that he gave Abraham. May you possess the land where you have lived[b] that God gave to Abraham.”

So Isaac sent Jacob off toward Paddan-aram[c] to visit Bethuel’s son Laban, the Aramean[d] and brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.

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  1. Genesis 28:3 Lit. that you
  2. Genesis 28:4 Lit. land of your journeying
  3. Genesis 28:5 Paddan-aram was located in northwest Mesopotamia
  4. Genesis 28:5 In later centuries this region would be called Syria