King James Version

Genesis 28:1-22

1And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 2Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother’s brother. 3And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;28.3 a multitude…: Heb. an assembly of people 4And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.28.4 wherein…: Heb. of thy sojournings 5And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.

6¶ When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; 7And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; 8And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;28.8 pleased…: Heb. were evil in the eyes, etc 9Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.28.9 Mahalath: or, Bashemath

10¶ And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.28.10 Haran: Gr. Charran 11And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 12And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. 13And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 14And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.28.14 spread…: Heb. break forth 15And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

16¶ And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. 17And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. 18And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 19And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.28.19 Beth-el: that is, The house of God 20And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 21So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: 22And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 28:1-22

Isak Hyira Yakob

1Isak frɛɛ Yakob, hyiraa no hyɛɛ no sɛ, “Nware saa Kanaanfoɔ mmaa yi bi da. 2Ka wo ho kɔ Betuel a ɔyɛ wo maame Rebeka agya no nkyɛn wɔ Paddan-Aram, na kɔware wo wɔfa Laban mmammaa no mu baako. 3Otumfoɔ Onyankopɔn no nhyira wo. Ɔmma wʼase nnɔre bebree, na wʼasefoɔ no abɛyɛ ɔman kɛseɛ a mmusuakuo bebree bɛfiri mu aba. 4Onyankopɔn mfa nhyira a ɔde hyiraa Abraham no nhyira wo ne wʼasefoɔ. Ɔmma asase a ɛnnɛ wote so sɛ ɔhɔhoɔ yi a ɛyɛ asase a Onyankopɔn de maa Abraham no nyɛ wo dea.” 5Sɛdeɛ Isak gyaa ne ba Yakob ɛkwan nie: Yakob kɔɔ Laban a ɔyɛ Aramni Betuel babarima nkyɛn wɔ Paddan-Aram. Na saa Laban yi yɛ Esau ne Yakob maame Rebeka nuabarima.

Esau Ware Ismael Babaa

6Esau tee sɛ Isak ahyira Yakob, na wagya no kwan ma ɔkɔ Paddan-Aram sɛ ɔnkɔware wɔ hɔ. Ɔhyiraa no no, ɔhyɛɛ no sɛ, “Nware saa Kanaanfoɔ mmaa yi bi da.” 7Yakob tiee nʼagya ne ne maame afotuo no siim kɔɔ Paddan-Aram. 8Esau hunuu sɛ nʼagya Isak mpɛ Kanaanfoɔ mmaa asɛm. 9Enti, ɔsiim kɔɔ Abraham babarima Ismael nkyɛn, kɔwaree ne babaa Mahalat. Na Mahalat yɛ Nebaiot nuabaa, na ɔyɛ Ismael a ɔno nso yɛ Abraham babarima babaa. Esau waree Mahalat kaa ne yerenom ho.

Yakob Daeɛ A Ɔsoo Wɔ Bet-el

10Yakob firii Beer-Seba de nʼani kyerɛɛ Haran. 11Ɔduruu baabi na onwunu redwoɔ no, ɔpɛɛ baabi soɛeɛ, ɛfiri sɛ, na adeɛ resa. Ɔfaa ɛboɔ bi wɔ baabi a waduru hɔ de yɛɛ sumiiɛ. 12Ɔdaeɛ no, ɔsoo daeɛ bi. Daeɛ no mu, ɔhunuu sɛ atwedeɛ bi si fam a nʼatifi ka ewiem, na Onyankopɔn abɔfoɔ redi so aforosiane. 13Ɔhunuu sɛ Onyankopɔn gyina atwedeɛ no atifi. Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Mene Awurade, Abraham Onyankopɔn, ne wʼagya Isak Onyankopɔn. Mede asase a woda so yi bɛma wo ne wʼasefoɔ. 14Wʼasefoɔ bɛyɛ sɛ asase so mfuturo, na mobɛtrɛtrɛ akɔ apueeɛ ne atɔeɛ, atifi ne anafoɔ nyinaa. Wo ne wʼasefoɔ mu na wɔfiri bɛhyira ewiase mmusuakuo nyinaa. 15Yeinom nyinaa akyiri no, mɛka wo ho, na baabiara a wobɛkɔ no, mɛdi wʼakyi, na mɛsane de wo aba saa asase yi so. Merennyaa wo da, kɔsi sɛ ɛbɔ a mahyɛ wo yi nyinaa bɛba mu.”

16Yakob nyaneeɛ no, ɔkaa wɔ ne tirim sɛ, “Ampa ara, sɛɛ na Awurade wɔ saa beaeɛ ha yi, a na mennim!” 17Yakob suroeɛ, na ɔkɔɔ so kaa wɔ ne tirim sɛ, “Ɛha yɛ hu papa. Ɛha nyɛ baabiara sɛ Onyankopɔn fie. Ɔsoro ɛpono ano ne ha.”

18Enti, Yakob sɔree anɔpatutuutu maa ɛboɔ a ɔde yɛɛ sumiiɛ no so sii hɔ, hwiee ngo guu so. 19Ɔtoo beaeɛ no edin Bet-El a aseɛ kyerɛ Onyame fie. Kane no na anka wɔfrɛ saa kuro no Lus.

20Afei, Yakob kaa ntam sɛ, “Sɛ Onyankopɔn bɛka me ho, ahwɛ me so wɔ saa akwantuo yi mu, ama me aduane adi, ama me ntoma afira, 21sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a mɛsane aba mʼagya fie asomdwoeɛ mu a, ɛnneɛ, Awurade bɛyɛ me Onyankopɔn. 22Saa ɛboɔ a mede asi hɔ sɛ nkaeɛdum yi bɛyɛ Onyankopɔn fie. Biribiara a wo, Onyankopɔn, de bɛma me no, mede mu nkyɛmu edu mu baako bɛma wo.”