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  • Esau heard that his father had blessed Jacob and sent him to Paddan-aram to find a wife, and that he had warned Jacob not to marry a Canaanite woman. - Genesis 28:6

  • It was now very clear to Esau that his father despised the local Canaanite women. - Genesis 28:8

  • At the top of the stairway stood the LORD, and he said, "I am the LORD, the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of your father, Isaac. The ground you are lying on belongs to you. I will give it to you and your descendants. - Genesis 28:13

  • and if he will bring me back safely to my father, then I will make the LORD my God. - Genesis 28:21

  • As this conversation was going on, Rachel arrived with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherd. - Genesis 29:9

  • He explained that he was her cousin on her father's side, her aunt Rebekah's son. So Rachel quickly ran and told her father, Laban. - Genesis 29:12

  • Since Jacob was in love with Rachel, he told her father, "I'll work for you seven years if you'll give me Rachel, your younger daughter, as my wife." - Genesis 29:18

  • But Jacob soon learned that Laban's sons were beginning to grumble. "Jacob has robbed our father!" they said. "All his wealth has been gained at our father's expense." - Genesis 31:1

  • Then the LORD said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your father and grandfather and to your relatives there, and I will be with you." - Genesis 31:3

  • so he could talk things over with them. "Your father has turned against me and is not treating me like he used to," he told them. "But the God of my father has been with me. - Genesis 31:5

  • You know how hard I have worked for your father, - Genesis 31:6

  • In this way, God has made me wealthy at your father's expense. - Genesis 31:9

  • Rachel and Leah said, "That's fine with us! There's nothing for us here--none of our father's wealth will come to us anyway. - Genesis 31:14

  • The riches God has given you from our father are legally ours and our children's to begin with. So go ahead and do whatever God has told you." - Genesis 31:16

  • He drove the flocks in front of him--all the livestock he had acquired at Paddan-aram--and set out on his journey to the land of Canaan, where his father, Isaac, lived. - Genesis 31:18

  • At the time they left, Laban was some distance away, shearing his sheep. Rachel stole her father's household gods and took them with her. - Genesis 31:19

  • I could destroy you, but the God of your father appeared to me last night and told me, `Be careful about what you say to Jacob!' - Genesis 31:29
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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