CLV(i) 1 And calling is Isaac to Jacob, and is blessing him and instructing him. And saying is he to him, "Not take shall you a wife from the daughters of Canaan. 2 Rise, go to Padan, Syria, the home of Bethuel, your mother's father and take for yourself thence a wife, from the daughters of Laban, the brother of your mother. 3 And El-Who-Suffices will bless you and make you fruitful and increase you, and you shall become an assembly of peoples. 4 And give to you will he the blessing of Abraham, my father, to you and to your seed with you, for you to tenant the land of your sojournings, given by the Elohim to Abraham. 5 And Isaac is sending Jacob away. And going is he to Padan, Syria, to Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, brother of Rebecca, the mother of Jacob and Esau. 6 And seeing is Esau that Isaac blesses Jacob and sends him to Padan, Syria, to take thence a wife for himself, and, in his blessing him, he is also instructing him, saying, "You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan, 7 and that Jacob is hearkening to his father and to his mother, and is going to Padan, Syria. 8 And seeing is Esau that evil are the daughters of Canaan in the eyes of Isaac, his father. 9 And going is Esau to Ishmael, and taking Mahalath, a daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, sister of Nebaioth, to his wives, for his wife. 10 And forth is Jacob faring from Beer-sheba, and going toward Charan. 11 And coming is he upon a place and is lodging there, for the sun has set. And taking is he one of the stones of the place, and is placing it for his pillow, and lying down is he in that place. 12 And dreaming is he, and behold! A stairway set up earthward, with its head touching the heavens. And behold! Messengers of the Elohim are ascending and descending on it. 13 And behold! Yahweh is stationed on it. And saying is He, "I am Yahweh, the Elohim of Abraham, your forefather, and the Elohim of Isaac. Do not fear. The land on which you are lying, to you will I give it, and to your seed. 14 And become shall your seed as the soil of the land. And breach forth will you seaward and eastward and northward and toward the south-rim. And blessed, in you, are all the families of the ground, and in your seed. 15 And behold! I am with you, and keep you in every way which you shall go, and will restore you to this ground, for not forsake you will I, till I should do all which I have spoken to you. 16 And waking is Jacob from his sleep and saying, "Surely, forsooth, Yahweh is in this place, and I knew it not. 17 And fearing is he saying, "What a fearful place is this! But is not this rather the house of the Elohim, and this the gateway of the heavens? 18 And early is Jacob rising in the morning, and taking is he the stone which he had placed there for his pillow, and is placing it for a monument, and pouring oil on its top. 19 And calling is Jacob the name of that place Beth-El. Howbeit, Luz was the name of the city at first. 20 And vowing is Jacob a vow, saying, "Should it be coming that Yahweh Elohim stands by me, and keeps me in this way which I am going, and gives to me bread to eat and a garment to put on, 21 and I return in peace to my father's household, then Yahweh becomes my Elohim, 22 and this stone, which I place for a monument, shall become the house of Elohim for me. And of all that You are giving to me, tithe, yea, tithe it will I for You.