Jacob's journey to Mesopotamia: his vision and vow.
1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, saying: Take not a wife of the stock of Chanaan:
Vocavit itaque Isaac Jacob, et benedixit eum, praecepitque ei dicens : Noli accipere conjugem de genere Chanaan :
2 But go, and take a journey to Mesopotamia of Syria, to the house of Bathuel thy mother's father, and take thee a wife thence of the daughters of Laban thy uncle.
sed vade, et proficiscere in Mesopotamiam Syriae, ad domum Bathuel patris matris tuae, et accipe tibi inde uxorem de filiabus Laban avunculi tui.
3 And God almighty bless thee, and make thee to increase, and multiply thee: that thou mayst be a multitude of people.
Deus autem omnipotens benedicat tibi, et crescere te faciat, atque multiplicet, ut sis in turbas populorum.
4 And give the blessings of Abraham to thee, and to thy seed after thee: that thou mayst possess the land of thy sojournment, which he promised to thy grandfather.
Et det tibi benedictiones Abrahae, et semini tuo post te : ut possideas terram peregrinationis tuae, quam pollicitus est avo tuo.
5 And when Isaac had sent him away, he took his journey and went to Mesopotamia of Syria to Laban the son of Bathuel the Syrian, brother to Rebecca his mother.
Cumque dimisisset eum Isaac, profectus venit in Mesopotamiam Syriae ad Laban filium Bathuel Syri, fratrem Rebeccae matris suae.
6 And Esau seeing that his father had blessed Jacob, and had sent him into Mesopotamia of Syria, to marry a wife thence; and that after the blessing he had charged him, saying: Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Chanaan:
Videns autem Esau quod benedixisset pater suus Jacob, et misisset eum in Mesopotamiam Syriae, ut inde uxorem duceret; et quod post benedictionem praecepisset ei, dicens : Non accipies uxorem de filiabus Chanaan :
7 And that Jacob obeying his parents was gone into Syria:
quodque obediens Jacob parentibus suis isset in Syriam :
8 Experiencing also that his father was not well pleased with the daughters of Chanaan:
probans quoque quod non libenter aspiceret filias Chanaan pater suus :
9 He went to Ismael, and took to wife, besides them he had before, Maheleth the daughter of Ismael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nabajoth.
ivit ad Ismaelem, et duxit uxorem absque iis, quas prius habebat, Maheleth filiam Ismael filii Abraham, sororem Nabaioth.
10 But Jacob being departed from Bersabee, went on to Haran.
Igitur egressus Jacob de Bersabee, pergebat Haran.
11 And when he was come to a certain place, and would rest in it after sunset, he took of the stones that lay there, and putting under his head, slept in the same place.
Cumque venisset ad quemdam locum, et vellet in eo requiescere post solis occubitum, tulit de lapidibus qui jacebant, et supponens capiti suo, dormivit in eodem loco.
12 And he saw in his sleep a ladder standing upon the earth, and the top thereof touching heaven: the angels also of God ascending and descending by it;
Viditque in somnis scalam stantem super terram, et cacumen illius tangens caelum : angelos quoque Dei ascendentes et descendentes per eam,
13 And the Lord leaning upon the ladder, saying to him: I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac; the land, wherein thou sleepest, I will give to thee and to thy seed.
et Dominum innixum scalae dicentem sibi : Ego sum Dominus Deus Abraham patris tui, et Deus Isaac : terram, in qua dormis, tibi dabo et semini tuo.
14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth: thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and IN THEE and thy seed all the tribes of the earth SHALL BE BLESSED.
Eritque semen tuum quasi pulvis terrae : dilataberis ad occidentem, et orientem, et septentrionem, et meridiem : et benedicentur in te et in semine tuo cunctae tribus terrae.
15 And I will be thy keeper whithersoever thou goest, and will bring thee back into this land: neither will I leave thee, till I shall have accomplished all that I have said.
Et ero custos tuus quocumque perrexeris, et reducam te in terram hanc : nec dimittam nisi complevero universa quae dixi.
16 And when Jacob awaked out of sleep, he said: Indeed the Lord is in this place, and I knew it not.
Cumque evigilasset Jacob de somno, ait : Vere Dominus est in loco isto, et ego nesciebam.
17 And trembling he said: How terrible is this place! this is no other but the house of God, and the gate of heaven.
Pavensque, Quam terribilis est, inquit, locus iste! non est hic aliud nisi domus Dei, et porta caeli.
18 And Jacob, arising in the morning, took the stone, which he had laid under his head, and set it up for a title, pouring oil upon the top of it.
Surgens ergo Jacob mane, tulit lapidem quem supposuerat capiti suo, et erexit in titulum, fundens oleum desuper.
19 And he called the name of the city Bethel, which before was called Luza.
Appellavitque nomen urbis Bethel, quae prius Luza vocabatur.
20 And he made a vow, saying: If God shall be with me, and shall keep me in the way by which I walk, and shall give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
Vovit etiam votum, dicens : Si fuerit Deus mecum, et custodierit me in via, per quam ego ambulo, et dederit mihi panem ad vescendum, et vestimentum ad induendum,
21 And I shall return prosperously to my father's house: the Lord shall be my God:
reversusque fuero prospere ad domum patris mei : erit mihi Dominus in Deum,
22 And this stone, which I have set up for a title, shall be called the house of God: and of all things that thou shalt give to me, I will offer tithes to thee.
et lapis iste, quem erexi in titulum, vocabitur Domus Dei : cunctorumque quae dederis mihi, decimas offeram tibi.