31 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot(A) son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law(B) Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans(C) to go to Canaan.(D) But when they came to Harran,(E) they settled there.

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The Call of Abram

12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household(A) to the land(B) I will show you.(C)

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12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan,(A) while Lot(B) lived among the cities of the plain(C) and pitched his tents near Sodom.(D)

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The whole land of Canaan,(A) where you now reside as a foreigner,(B) I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you;(C) and I will be their God.(D)

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I want you to swear(A) by the Lord, the God of heaven(B) and the God of earth,(C) that you will not get a wife for my son(D) from the daughters of the Canaanites,(E) among whom I am living,(F)

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Jacob Takes Esau’s Blessing

34 When Esau was forty years old,(A) he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite.(B)

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46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I’m disgusted with living because of these Hittite(A) women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land,(B) from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living.”(C)

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28 So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed(A) him. Then he commanded him: “Do not marry a Canaanite woman.(B)

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Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, “Do not marry a Canaanite woman,”(A)

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Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women(A) were to his father Isaac;(B)

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18 and he drove all his livestock ahead of him, along with all the goods he had accumulated(A) in Paddan Aram,[a](B) to go to his father Isaac(C) in the land of Canaan.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 31:18 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
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Jacob and all the people with him came to Luz(A) (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan.(B)

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Joseph’s Dreams

37 Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed,(A) the land of Canaan.(B)

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38 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan(A) and to be your God.(B)

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