Go at once to Paddan Aram,[a](A) to the house of your mother’s father Bethuel.(B) Take a wife for yourself there, from among the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother.(C)

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  1. Genesis 28:2 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verses 5, 6 and 7

Then Isaac sent Jacob on his way,(A) and he went to Paddan Aram,(B) to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean,(C) the brother of Rebekah,(D) who was the mother of Jacob and Esau.

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Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, “Do not marry a Canaanite woman,”(A)

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20 Then Leah said, “God has presented me with a precious gift. This time my husband will treat me with honor,(A) because I have borne him six sons.” So she named him Zebulun.[a](B)

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  1. Genesis 30:20 Zebulun probably means honor.

18 and he drove all his livestock ahead of him, along with all the goods he had accumulated(A) in Paddan Aram,[a](B) to go to his father Isaac(C) in the land of Canaan.(D)

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  1. Genesis 31:18 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia

18 After Jacob came from Paddan Aram,[a](A) he arrived safely at the city of Shechem(B) in Canaan and camped within sight of the city.

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  1. Genesis 33:18 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia

After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram,[a](A) God appeared to him again and blessed him.(B)

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  1. Genesis 35:9 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verse 26

26 The sons of Leah’s servant Zilpah:(A)

Gad(B) and Asher.(C)

These were the sons of Jacob,(D) who were born to him in Paddan Aram.(E)

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15 These were the sons Leah bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram,[a](A) besides his daughter Dinah.(B) These sons and daughters of his were thirty-three in all.

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  1. Genesis 46:15 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia

As I was returning from Paddan,[a](A) to my sorrow(B) Rachel died in the land of Canaan while we were still on the way, a little distance from Ephrath. So I buried her there beside the road to Ephrath” (that is, Bethlehem).(C)

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  1. Genesis 48:7 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia