Γένεσις 28

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Καὶ προσκαλέσας ὁ Ἰσαὰκ τὸν Ἰακὼβ εὐλόγησεν αὐτόν, καὶ παρήγγειλε πρὸς αὐτὸν λέγων, Δὲν θέλεις λάβει γυναῖκα ἐκ τῶν θυγατέρων Χαναάν·

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σηκωθεὶς ὕπαγε εἰς Παδὰν-ἀράμ, εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν Βαθουήλ τοῦ πατρὸς τῆς μητρὸς σου· καὶ ἐκεῖθεν λάβε εἰς σεαυτὸν γυναῖκα, ἐκ τῶν θυγατέρων Λάβαν τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ τῆς μητρὸς σου·

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καὶ ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Παντοδύναμος νὰ σὲ εὐλογήσῃ καὶ νὰ σὲ αὐξήσῃ καὶ νὰ σὲ πληθύνῃ, ὥστε νὰ γείνῃς εἰς πλῆθος λαῶν·

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καὶ νὰ σοὶ δώσῃ τὴν εὐλογίαν τοῦ Ἀβραάμ, εἰς σὲ καὶ εἰς τὸ σπέρμα σου μετὰ σέ, διὰ νὰ κληρονομήσῃς τὴν γῆν τῆς παροικήσεώς σου, τὴν ὁποίαν ἔδωκεν ὁ Θεὸς εἰς τὸν Ἀβραάμ.

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Καὶ ἐξαπέστειλεν ὁ Ἰσαὰκ τὸν Ἰακώβ· καὶ ὑπῆγεν εἰς Παδὰν-ἀρὰμ πρὸς Λάβαν, τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ Βαθουήλ τοῦ Σύρου, τὸν ἀδελφὸν Ῥεβέκκας τῆς μητρὸς τοῦ Ἰακὼβ καὶ τοῦ Ἡσαῦ.

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Ἰδὼν δὲ ὁ Ἡσαῦ ὅτι εὐλόγησεν ὁ Ἰσαὰκ τὸν Ἰακὼβ καὶ ἐξαπέστειλεν αὐτὸν εἰς Παδὰν-ἀράμ, διὰ νὰ λάβῃ εἰς ἑαυτὸν γυναῖκα ἐκεῖθεν, καὶ ὅτι, ἐνῷ εὐλόγει αὐτόν, παρήγγειλεν εἰς αὐτόν, λέγων, Δὲν θέλεις λάβει γυναῖκα ἐκ τῶν θυγατέρων Χαναάν·

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καὶ ὅτι ὑπήκουσεν ὁ Ἰακὼβ εἰς τὸν πατέρα αὑτοῦ καὶ τὴν μητέρα αὑτοῦ· καὶ ὑπῆγεν εἰς Παδὰν-ἀράμ·

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καὶ ἰδὼν ὁ Ἡσαῦ ὅτι αἱ θυγατέρες Χαναὰν εἶναι μισηταὶ εἰς τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς τοῦ πατρὸς αὑτοῦ Ἰσαάκ,

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ὑπῆγεν ὁ Ἡσαῦ πρὸς τὸν Ἰσμαήλ, καὶ ἐκτὸς τῶν ἄλλων γυναικῶν αὑτοῦ ἔλαβεν εἰς ἑαυτὸν γυναῖκα τὴν Μαελέθ, θυγατέρα Ἰσμαήλ τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ Ἀβραάμ, τὴν ἀδελφήν τοῦ Ναβαϊώθ.

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Καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ὁ Ἰακὼβ ἀπὸ Βήρ-σαβεέ, καὶ ὑπῆγεν εἰς Χαρράν.

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Καὶ ἔφθασεν εἴς τινα τόπον καὶ διενυκτέρευσεν ἐκεῖ, διότι εἶχε δύσει ὁ ἥλιος· καὶ ἔλαβεν ἐκ τῶν λίθων τοῦ τόπου καὶ ἔθεσε προσκεφάλαιον αὑτοῦ, καὶ ἐκοιμήθη ἐν τῷ τόπῳ ἐκείνῳ.

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Καὶ εἶδεν ἐνύπνιον, καὶ ἰδού, κλίμαξ ἐστηριγμένη εἰς τὴν γῆν, τῆς ὁποίας ἡ κορυφή ἔφθανεν εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν· καὶ ἰδού, οἱ ἄγγελοι τοῦ Θεοῦ ἀνέβαινον καὶ κατέβαινον ἐπ᾿ αὐτῆς.

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Καὶ ἰδού, ὁ Κύριος ἵστατο ἐπάνωθεν αὐτῆς καὶ εἶπεν, Ἐγὼ εἶμαι Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ Ἀβραὰμ τοῦ πατρὸς σου, καὶ ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ Ἰσαάκ· τὴν γῆν, ἐπὶ τῆς ὁποίας κοιμᾶσαι, εἰς σὲ θέλω δώσει αὐτήν καὶ εἰς τὸ σπέρμα σου.

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καὶ θέλει εἶσθαι τὸ σπέρμα σου ὡς ἡ ἄμμος τῆς γῆς, καὶ θέλεις ἐξαπλωθῆ πρὸς δύσιν καὶ πρὸς ἀνατολήν καὶ πρὸς βορρᾶν καὶ πρὸς νότον· καὶ θέλουσιν εὐλογηθῆ ἐν σοί, καὶ ἐν τῷ σπέρματί σου πᾶσαι αἱ φυλαὶ τῆς γῆς·

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καὶ ἰδού, ἐγὼ εἶμαι μετὰ σοῦ, καὶ θέλω σὲ διαφυλάττει πανταχοῦ, ὅπου ἄν ὑπάγῃς, καὶ θέλω σὲ ἐπαναφέρει εἰς τὴν γῆν ταύτην· διότι δὲν θέλω σὲ ἐγκαταλείψει, ἑωσοῦ κάμω ὅσα ἐλάλησα πρὸς σέ.

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Καὶ ἐξεγερθεὶς ὁ Ἰακὼβ ἐκ τοῦ ὕπνου αὑτοῦ, εἶπε, Βέβαια ὁ Κύριος εἶναι ἐν τῷ τόπῳ τούτῳ, καὶ ἐγὼ δὲν ἤξευρον.

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Καὶ ἐφοβήθη καὶ εἶπε, Πόσον φοβερὸς εἶναι ὁ τόπος οὗτος· δὲν εἶναι τοῦτο, εἰμή οἶκος Θεοῦ, καὶ αὕτη ἡ πύλη τοῦ οὐρανοῦ.

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Καὶ σηκωθεὶς ὁ Ἰακὼβ ἐνωρὶς τὸ πρωΐ, ἔλαβε τὸν λίθον τὸν ὁποῖον εἶχε θέσει προσκεφάλαιον αὑτοῦ, καὶ ἔστησεν αὐτὸν διὰ στήλην καὶ ἔχυσεν ἔλαιον ἐπὶ τὴν κορυφήν αὐτῆς.

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Καὶ ἐκάλεσε τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ τόπου ἐκείνου, Βαιθήλ· τὸ δὲ ὄνομα τῆς πόλεως ἐκείνης ἦτο πρότερον Λούζ.

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Καὶ εὐχήθη ὁ Ἰακὼβ εὐχήν, λέγων, Ἄν ὁ Θεὸς ἦναι μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ καὶ μὲ διαφυλάξῃ ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ ταύτῃ εἰς τὴν ὁποίαν ὑπάγω, καὶ μοὶ δώσῃ ἄρτον νὰ φάγω καὶ ἔνδυμα νὰ ἐνδυθῶ,

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καὶ ἐπιστρέψω ἐν εἰρήνῃ εἰς τὸν οἶκον τοῦ πατρὸς μου, τότε ὁ Κύριος θέλει εἶσθαι Θεὸς μου·

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καὶ ὁ λίθος οὗτος, τὸν ὁποῖον ἔστησα διὰ στήλην, θέλει εἶσθαι οἶκος Θεοῦ· καὶ ἐκ πάντων ὅσα μοὶ δώσῃς, τὸ δέκατον θέλω προσφέρει εἰς σέ.