The Book of Jubilees

Chapter 27

27:1 “And the words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebecca in a dream, and Rebecca, sending, called for Jacob, her younger son.”
27:2 “And she said to him: “Behold, your brother Esau is making his plans to kill you; and now hear my words: arise and flee to my brother Laban and dwell with him a number of days, until the anger of your brother has turned and his anger has departed from you and he forget every thing that you have done him, and I will send to bring you from there.”
27:3 “And Jacob said: “I have no fear: if he desires to kill me, I will kill him.”
27:4 “And she said to him, “Then should I be deprived of both my sons in one day.”
27:5 “And Jacob said to his mother Rebecca: “Behold, you know that my father is old, and I see that his eyes have become dull, and if I leave him it will be evil in his eyes that I leave him and go away from you, and my father will be angry and curse me. I will not go; only if he sends me will I go from here.”
27:6 “And Rebecca said to Jacob: “I will go in and will speak to him, and he will send you.”
27:7 “And Rebecca went in and spoke to Isaac: “I am aggrieved in my life on account of the two daughters of Heth which Esau has taken to himself as wives from among the daughters of Canaan: why should I yet live? for the daughters of the land of Canaan are evil.”
27:8 “And Isaac called his son Jacob, and blessed him, and admonished him, and said to him: “Do not take to you a wife from among all the daughters of Canaan, arise and go to Mesopotamia, to the house of the father of your mother, to the house of Bethuel, and take to you from there a wife from among the daughters of Laban, the brother of your mother. And may the God of heaven bless you and increase and enlarge you, and become you a collection of nations, and may he give the blessings of your father Abraham to you and your seed after you, that you may inherit the land of your pilgrimage and all the land which the Lord gave to Abraham: go, my son, in peace!”
27:9 “And Isaac sent away Jacob, and he went to Mesopotamia to Laban, the son of Bethuel, the Syrian, the brother of Rebecca, the mother of Jacob.”
27:10 “And it happened when Jacob had arisen to go to Mesopotamia, the spirit of Rebecca was sad after her son had gone, and she wept.”
27:11 “And Isaac said to Rebecca: “My sister, weep not on account of Jacob, my son, for he is going in peace, and in peace he will return.”
27:12 “The Most High God will preserve him from all evil and will be with him, for he will not desert him any day of his life, for I perceive that the Lord will prosper his path wherever he goes, until he returns in peace to us and we see him in peace.”
27:13 “Do not fear on his account, my sister, for right is his path and he is a perfect and faithful man and will not be destroyed: do not weep!”
27:14 “And Isaac comforted Rebecca on account of Jacob her son, and blessed him.”
27:15 “And Jacob went from The Well of the Oath that he might come to Haran in the first year of the second week in the forty-fourth jubilee, and came to Luz among the mountains, that is, Bethel, in the beginning of the first month of this week, and he came to the place at eve, and he turned off from the way toward the west from the highway in this night, and slept there, for the sun had set.”
27:16 “And he took one from among the stones of that place and laid it under a tree, and he was travelling alone, and he slept.”
27:17 “And he dreamed in that night a dream, and behold, a ladder was planted upon the earth, and its head reached to the heaven, and behold, the angels of the Lord ascended and descended on it, and behold, the Lord stood upon it.”
27:18 “And the Lord spoke to Jacob and said: “I am the Lord God of Abraham, your father, and the God of Isaac: the land upon which you are sleeping I will give to you and to your seed after you, and your seed shall be like the sand of the sea, and you shall increase to the west and east and south and north; and all the countries of the nations shall be blessed in you and in your seed [of all the countries of the nations you and your seed shall be blessed].”
27:19 “And behold, I will be with you and still watch over you in all things wherever you go, and will bring you back into this land in peace: for I will not leave you until I do all that I have said to you.”
27:20 “And Jacob finished his sleep, and said: “Truly this place is the house of the Lord, and I did not know it.”
27:21 “And he was afraid/in awe, and said: “Awesome is this place, which is nothing but the house of the Lord, and this is the portal of heaven.”
27:22 “And Jacob awoke early in the morning and took the stone from under his head and placed it up as a pillar, as a sign of this place; and he poured oil upon its head, and called the name of this place Bethel; but its first name was Luz, like the land.”
27:23 “And Jacob prayed a prayer to the Lord, saying: “If the Lord will be with me and guard me on this path upon which I walk, and if the Lord give me bread to eat and clothes to clothe myself, and I return in peace to the house of my father, then the Lord shall be my God, and this stone, which I have set up as a pillar, as a sign in this place, shall be a house of the Lord.”
27:24 “And all things that you give me, of that I will give the tenth to you, my God.”

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