- And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
Before Jacob left, Isaac called him, blessed him and told him not to marry from the philistines.
- Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother’s brother.
Go to Aran. To your mothers fathers house and take a daughter from Laban.
- And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
God bless you, make you fruitful and multiply you and make you a multitude.
- And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.
The blessing of Abraham is upon you. You and your offspring will inherit strange lands.
- And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.
Then Jacob went unto Laban.
- When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;
- and that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram;
- and Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father
Then Esau saw that Isaac blessed Jacob again and told him not to marry from the surrounding girls, and he saw that Jacob went as well.
That’s when he knew that his parents weren’t pleased with those he married.
- then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife
He then went to Ishmael and took Mahalath –A daughter of Ishmael- in hope of re-purifying the bloodline.
- And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.
Jacob was on his way to Aran.
- And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set ; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
When the sun has set, he decided to tarry where he was, till morning and he took stones and used them to form a headrest. Then he lay down to sleep.
- And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Then he dreamt and saw a ladder that was set up on the earth. And the ladder was reaching heaven, no he saw the Angels of God ascending and descending using the ladder.
- And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
And the Lord was at the top of this ladder and the Lord said…I am the God of you father Abraham and of Isaac. This land which you lay, I will give you and your descendants.
- And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
- And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
So from this point on, he became the carrier of Abraham’s covenant. Isaac already told him he would be.
I am with you. I will keep you wherever you go and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you…till at least I’ve done everything I said.
- And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.
And he woke up and said …Ah…God is here, and I did not know.
- And he was afraid, and said, how dreadful is this place! This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
This is the house of God and the gate of heaven
- And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it
- And he called the name of that place Beth-el [the house of God]: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
Then in the morning, he took the stones he used as head rest to make a pillar and he anointed it and called the place Bethel (the house of God).
- And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
- so that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God:
Then he said…if God will be with me and keep me, feed me, clothe me and brings me back to my father’s house in peace, then He is my God
- and this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
Then this stones (now pillar) would be Gods house, and I will pay my tithe.