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1 And Isaac called Jacob, andThis second blessing was to confirm Jacob's faith, lest he should think that his father had given it without God's leading.blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

2 Arise, get thee to Padan Aram to the house of Bethuel thy mothers father, and thence take thee a wife of the daughters of Laban thy mothers brother.

3 And God all sufficient blesse thee, and make thee to encrease, and multiplie thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people,

4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art aThe godly fathers were continually reminded that they were but strangers in this world: so that they would lift up their eyes to the heavens where they have a certain dwelling.stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

5 Thus Izhak sent forth Iaakob, & he went to Padan Aram vnto Laban sonne of Bethuel the Aramite, brother to Rebekah, Iaakobs and Esaus mother.

6 When Esau sawe that Izhak had blessed Iaakob, and sent him to Padan Aram, to set him a wife thence, and giuen him a charge when he blessed him, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan,

7 And that Iaakob had obeyed his father & his mother, and was gone to Padan Aram:

8 Also Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan displeased Izhak his father,

9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter ofThinking by this to have reconciled himself to his father, but all in vain: for he does not take away the cause of the evil.Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.

10 Now Iaakob departed from Beer-sheba, and went to Haran,

11 And he came vnto a certaine place, and taried there al night, because the sunne was downe, and tooke of the stones of the place, and layde vnder his head and slept in the same place.

12 And he dreamed, and behold aChrist is the ladder by which God and man are joined together, and by whom the angels minister to us: all graces are given to us by him, and we ascend to heaven by him.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.

13 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 theeHe felt the force of this promise only by faith: for all his life he was a stranger in this land.will I give it, and to thy seed;

14 And thy seede shall be as the dust of the earth, & thou shalt spread abroad to the West, and to the East, & to the North, & to the South, and in thee and in thy seede shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

15 And lo, I am with thee, and wil keepe thee whithersoeuer thou goest, and will bring thee againe into this lande: for I will not forsake thee vntill I haue performed that, that I haue promised thee.

16 Then Iaakob awoke out of his sleepe, & sayde, Surely the Lorde is in this place, and I was not aware.

17 And he wasHe was touched with a godly fear and reverence.afraid, and said, How dreadful [is] this place! this [is] none other but the house of God, and this [is] the gate of heaven.

18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put [for] his pillows, andTo be a reminder of the vision shown to him.set it up [for] a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

19 And he called ye name of that place Bethel: notwithstanding the name of the citie was at the first called Luz.

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, IfHe does not bind God under this condition, but acknowledges his infirmity, and promises to be thankful.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,

21 So that I come againe vnto my fathers house in safetie, then shal the Lord be my God.

22 And this stone, which I haue set vp as a pillar, shall be Gods house: and of all that thou shalt giue me, wil I giue the tenth vnto thee.

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