Jacob Left His Family (vs 1-10)
Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and instructed him.
Isaac (to Jacob): You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. Go to Paddan–aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father; and take a wife from the daughters of Laban your mother’s brother. God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may be a multitude of people. May God give you the blessing of Abraham, to you, and to your seed with you; that you may inherit the land in which you are a stranger, which God gave to Abraham.
And Isaac sent Jacob away. And Jacob went to Paddan–aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother, as Isaac had instructed.
When Esau saw:
• that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan–aram to take him a wife from there
• that as Isaac blessed Jacob he instructed him, saying, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan
• that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother and was gone to Paddan–aram
• that the daughters of Canaan did not please Isaac his father.
Then Esau went to Ishmael and took another, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.
Jacob went out from Beer–sheba and went toward Haran.