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Genesis 28:1 - 29:30

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In Genesis 28:1-29:30, Rebecca advises Jacob to find a wife and sends him away to distance him from Esau's threats. Isaac blesses Jacob and instructs him to choose a wife from his mother's family. Jacob has a prophetic dream of a ladder reaching heaven, and this passage alludes to God's plan for Gentiles to partake in his kingdom. Jacob eventually marries Laban's two daughters and becomes the father of 12 sons, including Judah, from whom the Messiah will come - all evidence of God's plan for Jacob's life, even if it involves deceit and difficult circumstances.

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