Bible: Genesis 27:41-28:9

27:41 So Esau hated 1  Jacob because of the blessing his father had given to his brother. 2  Esau said privately, 3 The time 4  of mourning for my father is near; then I will kill 5  my brother Jacob!

27:42 When Rebekah heard what her older son Esau had said, 6  she quickly summoned 7  her younger son Jacob and told him, “Look, your brother Esau is planning to get revenge by killing you. 8  27:43 Now then, my son, do what I say. 9  Run away immediately 10  to my brother Laban in Haran. 27:44 Live with him for a little while 11  until your brother’s rage subsides. 27:45 Stay there 12  until your brother’s anger against you subsides and he forgets what you did to him. Then I’ll send someone to bring you back from there. 13  Why should I lose both of you in one day? 14 

27:46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I am deeply depressed 15  because of these daughters of Heth. 16  If Jacob were to marry one of these daughters of Heth who live in this land, I would want to die! 17 

28:1 So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him, “You must not marry a Canaanite woman! 18  28:2 Leave immediately 19  for Paddan Aram! Go to the house of Bethuel, your mother’s father, and find yourself a wife there, among the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother. 28:3 May the sovereign God 20  bless you! May he make you fruitful and give you a multitude of descendants! 21  Then you will become 22  a large nation. 23  28:4 May he give you and your descendants the blessing he gave to Abraham 24  so that you may possess the land 25  God gave to Abraham, the land where you have been living as a temporary resident.” 26  28:5 So Isaac sent Jacob on his way, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean and brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.

28:6 Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him off to Paddan Aram to find a wife there. 27  As he blessed him, 28  Isaac commanded him, “You must not marry a Canaanite woman.” 29  28:7 Jacob obeyed his father and mother and left for Paddan Aram. 28:8 Then Esau realized 30  that the Canaanite women 31  were displeasing to 32  his father Isaac. 28:9 So Esau went to Ishmael and married 33  Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Abraham’s son Ishmael, along with the wives he already had.

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