1So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him: “Do not marry a Canaanite woman. 2Go at once to Paddan Aram,28:2 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verses 5, 6 and 7 to the house of your mother’s father Bethuel. Take a wife for yourself there, from among the daughters of Laban, your mother’s brother. 3May God Almighty28:3 Hebrew El-Shaddai bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples. 4May he give you and your descendants the blessing given to Abraham, so that you may take possession of the land where you now reside as a foreigner, the land God gave to Abraham.” 5Then Isaac sent Jacob on his way, and he went to Paddan Aram, to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, who was the mother of Jacob and Esau.
6Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, “Do not marry a Canaanite woman,” 7and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram. 8Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac; 9so he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham, in addition to the wives he already had.
Jacob’s Dream at Bethel
10Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. 11When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. 12He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13There above it28:13 Or There beside him stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. 14Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.28:14 Or will use your name and the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20) 15I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
16When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” 17He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”
18Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. 19He called that place Bethel,28:19 Bethel means house of God. though the city used to be called Luz.
20Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear 21so that I return safely to my father’s household, then the Lord28:20,21 Or Since God… father’s household, the Lord will be my God 22and28:21,22 Or household, and the Lord will be my God, 22 then this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.”
Isaaka Asindika Yakobo eri Labbaani
128:1 Lub 24:3Awo Isaaka n’ayita Yakobo n’amuwa omukisa, n’amukuutira nti, “Towasanga, wadde omu ku bakazi Abakanani. 228:2 Lub 25:20Golokoka ogende e Padanalaamu mu nnyumba ya Besweri kitaawe wa nnyoko, ofune omukazi omu ku bawala ba Labbaani mwannyina nnyoko. 328:3 a Lub 17:1 b Lub 17:6Katonda Ayinzabyonna akuwe omukisa, akwaze, weeyongere, era obeerenga n’abantu ab’enjawulo bangi. 428:4 a Lub 12:2, 3 b Lub 17:8Akuwe emikisa gya Ibulayimu, era agiwe n’ezzadde lyo, olyoke ofune ensi mw’otambulira, Katonda gye yawa Ibulayimu.” 528:5 a Kos 12:12 b Lub 24:29Bw’atyo Isaaka n’asiibula Yakobo, Yakobo n’agenda e Padanalaamu ewa Labbaani, mutabani wa Besweri Omusuuli mwannyina Lebbeeka, nnyina wa Esawu ne Yakobo.
628:6 nny 1Esawu n’ategeera nga Isaaka awadde Yakobo omukisa, era ng’amusindise e Padanalaamu afuneyo omukazi, era nga bwe yamuwa omukisa yamukuutira nti, “Towasanga ku bakazi Abakanani,” 7era nga Yakobo agondedde kitaawe ne nnyina n’agenda e Padanalaamu. 828:8 a Lub 24:3 b Lub 26:35Awo n’ategeera nti abakazi Abakanani tebaasanyusa kitaawe Isaaka. 928:9 a Lub 25:13 b Lub 26:34Esawu n’agenda eri Isimayiri n’awasa omukazi erinnya lye Makalasi, muwala wa Isimayiri, mutabani wa Ibulayimu, mwannyina wa Nebayoosi, n’amwongera ku bakazi be yalina.
Ekirooto kya Yakobo ng’ali e Beseri
1028:10 Lub 11:31Awo Yakobo n’ava e Beeruseba n’ayolekera Kalani. N’atuuka mu kifo ekimu, n’asula awo ekiro ekyo, kubanga obudde bwali buzibye. 11N’addira erimu ku mayinja agaali mu kifo ekyo, n’alyezizika ne yeebaka. 1228:12 a Lub 20:3 b Yk 1:51N’aloota ng’alaba eddaala eggwanvu nga liva ku nsi okutuuka mu ggulu, era nga bamalayika ba Katonda balikkirako era nga balinnyirako, 1328:13 a Lub 12:7; 35:7, 9; 48:3 b Lub 26:24 c Lub 13:15; 35:12era nga Mukama atudde waggulu waalyo. Mukama n’agamba Yakobo nti, “Nze Mukama Katonda wa Ibulayimu jjajjaawo, era Katonda wa Isaaka; ensi kw’ogalamidde ndigikuwa ggwe n’ezzadde lyo. 1428:14 a Lub 26:4 b Lub 13:14 c Lub 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; Bag 3:8Era ezzadde lyo liriba ng’enfuufu y’oku nsi, era olibuna obugwanjuba n’obuvanjuba era n’obukiikakkono n’obukiikaddyo. Mu ggwe ne mu zadde lyo amawanga gonna ag’oku nsi mwe galiweerwa omukisa. 1528:15 a Lub 26:3; 48:21 b Kbl 6:24; Zab 121:5, 7-8 c Ma 31:6, 8 d Kbl 23:19Laba ndi wamu naawe, era nnaakukuumanga buli gy’onoogendanga yonna, era ndikukomyawo mu nsi eno, kubanga sirikuleka okutuusa nga mmaze okukola ekyo kye nkugambye.”
16Awo Yakobo n’ava mu tulo n’agamba nti, “Mazima ddala Mukama ali mu kifo kino, nze mbadde ssimanyi.” 1728:17 Kuv 3:5; Yos 5:15N’atya nnyo, n’agamba nti, “Ekifo kino nga kyantiisa! Ekifo kino ye nnyumba ya Katonda, era guno gwe mulyango gw’eggulu.”
1828:18 a Lub 35:14 b Lv 8:11Awo Yakobo n’agolokoka ku makya, n’addira ejjinja lye yali yeezizise n’alisimba okuba empagi n’ayiwa amafuta ku mutwe gwalyo. 1928:19 Bal 1:23, 26Ekifo ekyo n’akituuma Beseri, songa ekibuga ekyo kyayitibwanga Luzi.
2028:20 a Lub 31:13; Bal 11:30; 2Sa 15:8 b nny 15Awo Yakobo ne yeerayirira ng’agamba nti, “Katonda bw’alibeera nange, n’ankuuma mu lugendo luno lwe ndiko, n’ampa emmere okulya era n’ebyokwambala ne nkomawo mirembe mu nnyumba ya kitange, 2128:21 a Bal 11:31 b Ma 26:17olwo Mukama n’aba Katonda wange. 2228:22 a Lub 35:7, 14 b Lub 14:20; Lv 27:30Era ejjinja lino lye nsimbye okuba empagi liriba nnyumba ya Katonda, era n’ebyo byonna by’ompa ndikuwaako ekimu eky’ekkumi.”