The Bible in Its Traditions

Genesis 28:6–9

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Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-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';

But Esau, seeing that his father had blessed Jacob and had sent him into Mesopotamia of Syria, to take a wife from there, and that, after the blessing, he had instructed him, saying: ‘You shall not accept a wife from the daughters of Canaan,’

When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed his brother Jacob and sent him away to Padan-aram to take for himself a wife from there, and that as he blessed him, he charged him, saying, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;

and that Jacob hearkened to his father and his mother, and was gone to Paddan-aram;

and that Jacob, obeying his parents, had gone into Syria,

And Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and went to Padan-aram;

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and Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;

And Esau also having seen that the daughters of Chanaan were evil before his father Isaac,

having evidence also that his father did not look with favor upon the daughters of Canaan,

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so Esau went unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives that he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.