Thomson(i) 1 Upon this Isaak called Jacob to him and blessed him and charged him saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of the Chananites. 2 Arise and go to Mesopotamia and to the house of Bathuel thy mother's father, and take thence a wife for thyself of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother. 3 And may my God bless thee and make thee fruitful and multiply thee, that thou mayst become a multitude of nations. 4 And may he give thee the blessing of my father Abraham, to thee and thy seed after thee, to inherit this land of thy sojourning, which God gave to Abraham. 5 So Isaak sent away Jacob and he went to Mesopotamia to Laban the son of Bathuel the Syrian the brother of Rebekka who was the mother of Jacob and Esau. 6 When Esau saw that Isaak had blessed Jacob and sent him to Syro Mesopotamia to take there a wife for himself, and that when he blessed him he charged him saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of the Chananites; 7 and that Jacob hearkened to his father and mother and was gone to Syrian Mesopotamia, 8 Esau seeing that the daughters of the Chananites were displeasing in the sight of his father Isaak, 9 went to Ismael and in addition to his other wives took to wife Maeleth the daughter of Ismael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nabaioth. 10 Now when Jacob set out from Well of the Oath, and was proceeding on his journey to Charran 11 he came to a place and went to rest there, for the sun was setting. Having taken one of the stones of the place and put it at his head he composed himself to rest in that place 12 and dreamed; and lo! a ladder set on the earth, the top of which reached up to heaven and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 And the Lord leaned over it and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father and the God of Isaak. Fear not. To thee and to thy seed I will give the land in which thou art sleeping. 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth and shall spread abroad to the west and the south, and the north and the east. And by thee all the tribes of the earth shall be blessed, namely by the seed of thee. 15 And lo! I am with thee watching; over thee in all the way thou goest and I will bring thee back to this land: for I will not leave thee until I have done all that I have spoken to thee. 16 And when Jacob awoke from his sleep he said, Surely the Lord is in this place and I knew it not. 17 And he was terrified and said, How awful is this place; This is no other than the house of God. And this is the gate of heaven. 18 So when Jacob arose in the morning he took the stone which he had there put at his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on the top of it; 19 and called the name of that place House of God. But the first name of this city was Oulamluz. 20 And Jacob made a vow saying, If the Lord God will be with me and watch over me in the way in which I am going and give me bread to eat and raiment to clothe me 21 and bring me back safely to my father's house, The Lord shall be my God. And this stone which I have set up as a pillar shall be for a house of God. And of all that thou mayst give me I will set apart a tenth for thee.