So Jacob went on his way and the angels of God 1 met him.
Israel moved to 1 Egypt; Jacob lived for a time 2 in the land of Ham.
Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, 1 but Jacob called it Galeed. 2
When the boys grew up, Esau became a skilled 1 hunter, a man of the open fields, but Jacob was an even-tempered man, living in tents. 2
Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew; Esau ate and drank, then got up and went out. 1 So Esau despised his birthright. 2
Then he separated them from Jacob by a three-day journey, 1 while 2 Jacob was taking care of the rest of Laban’s flocks.
Laban overtook Jacob, and when Jacob pitched his tent in the hill country of Gilead, Laban and his relatives set up camp there too. 1
But 1 Jacob traveled to Succoth 2 where he built himself a house and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place was called 3 Succoth. 4
When 1 Jacob heard that Shechem 2 had violated his daughter Dinah, his sons were with the livestock in the field. So Jacob remained silent 3 until they came in.
Then Isaac breathed his last and joined his ancestors. 1 He died an old man who had lived a full life. 2 His sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
and to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. To Esau I assigned Mount Seir, 1 while Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt.
“Go and bring together 1 the elders of Israel and tell them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, 2 appeared 3 to me – the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – saying, “I have attended carefully 4 to you and to what has been done 5 to you in Egypt,
But the Lord had mercy on them and felt pity for them. 1 He extended his favor to them 2 because of the promise he had made 3 to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He has been unwilling to destroy them or remove them from his presence to this very day. 4
Just as surely as I have done this, so surely will I never reject the descendants of Jacob. Nor will I ever refuse to choose one of my servant David’s descendants to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Indeed, 1 I will restore them 2 and show mercy to them.”