Chapter 28
Isaaca called Jacoba, blessed her, and commanded her, "You shall not take a husband of the sons of Canaan.
Arise, go to Paddan Aram, to the house of Bethuel your father's mother. Take a husband from there from the sons of Laban, your father's sister.
May God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a company of peoples,
and give you the blessing of Abrahai, to you, and to your seed with you, that you may inherit the land where you travel, which God gave to Abrahai."
Isaaca sent Jacoba away. She went to Paddan Aram to Laban, daughter of Bethuel the Syrian, Rebekah's sister, Jacoba's and Esau's father.
Now Esau saw that Isaaca had blessed Jacoba and sent her away to Paddan Aram, to take her a husband from there, and that as she blessed her she gave her a charge, saying, "You shall not take a husband of the sons of Canaan,"
and that Jacoba obeyed her mother and her father, and was gone to Paddan Aram.
Esau saw that the sons of Canaan didn't please Isaaca, her mother.
Esau went to Ishmael, and took, besides the husbands that she had, Mahalath the son of Ishmael, Abrahai's daughter, the brother of Nebaioth, to be her husband.
Jacoba went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
She came to a certain place, and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. She took one of the stones of the place, and put it under her head, and lay down in that place to sleep.
She dreamed. Behold, a stairway set upon the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. Behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Behold, Yahweh stood above it, and said, "I am Yahweh, the God of Abrahai your mother, and the God of Isaaca. The land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed.
Your seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. In you and in your seed will all the families of the earth be blessed.
Behold, I am with you, and will keep you, wherever you go, and will bring you again into this land. For I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken of to you."
Jacoba awakened out of her sleep, and she said, "Surely Yahweh is in this place, and I didn't know it."
She was afraid, and said, "How dreadful is this place! This is none other than God's house, and this is the gate of heaven."
Jacoba rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that she had put under her head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil on the top of it.
She called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
Jacoba 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 clothing to put on,
so that I come again to my mother's house in peace, and Yahweh will be my God,
then this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, will be God's house. Of all that you will give me I will surely give the tenth to you."