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But go, and take a journey to Mesopotamia of Syria, to the house of Bathuel thy mother's father, and take thee a wife thence of the daughters of Laban thy uncle.

And God almighty bless thee, and make thee to increase, and multiply thee: that thou mayst be a multitude of people.

And give the blessings of Abraham to thee, and to thy seed after thee: that thou mayst possess the land of thy sojournment, which he promised to thy grandfather.

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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) May God Almighty[b](D) bless(E) you and make you fruitful(F) and increase your numbers(G) until you become a community of peoples. May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham,(H) so that you may take possession of the land(I) where you now reside as a foreigner,(J) the land God gave to Abraham.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 28:2 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verses 5, 6 and 7
  2. Genesis 28:3 Hebrew El-Shaddai

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