Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Genesis
Chapter 28

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Genesis 27 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Genesis 29
GENESIS 28:1
JPS 28:1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him: 'Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
ONK 28:1 And Izhak called Jakob and blessed him. And he commanded him, and said to him, Thou shalt not take a wife from the daughters of Kenaan;
PAL 28:1 And Izhak called Jakob, and blessed him, and commanded him, and said to him, Thou shalt not take a wife from the daughters of the Kenaanaee.
 
GENESIS 28:2
JPS 28:2 Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.
ONK 28:2 arise, go to Padan Aram to the house of Bethuel the father of thy mother, and take to thee from thence a wife of the daughters of Laban, the brother of thy mother.
PAL 28:2 Arise, go to Padan of Aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father, and take thee from thence a wife from the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.
 
GENESIS 28:3
JPS 28:3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a congregation of peoples;
ONK 28:3 And the All-sufficient God bless thee, and make thee to increase and multiply, and become an assemblage of tribes;
PAL 28:3 And El Shadai will bless thee with many possessions, and increase thee and multiply thee into twelve tribes, and thou shalt be worthy of the congregation of the sons of the Sanhedrin, the sum of which is seventy, according to the number of the nations.
 
GENESIS 28:4
JPS 28:4 and give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land of thy sojournings, which God gave unto Abraham.'
ONK 28:4 and give the blessing of Abraham to thee and thy sons with thee, that thou mayest inherit the land of thy habitation which the Lord gave to Abraham.
PAL 28:4 And He will give the blessing of Abraham to thee, and to thy sons with thee, and cause thee to inherit the land of thy sojourning, which he gave unto Abraham.
 
GENESIS 28:5
JPS 28:5 And Isaac sent away Jacob; and he went to Paddan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
ONK 28:5 And Izhak sent Jakob away, and he went to Padan Aram to Laban bar Bethuel, the Aramite, the brother of Revekah, the mother of Jakob and Esau.
PAL 28:5 And Izhak sent Jakob away, and he went to Padan Aram unto Laban bar Bethuel the Aramite, the brother of Rivekah the mother of Jakob and Esau.
 
GENESIS 28:6
JPS 28:6 Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying: 'Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan
ONK 28:6 And Esau, when he saw that Izhak had blessed Jakob, and sent him to Padan Aram to take from thence a wife, and, as he blessed him, commanded him, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife from the daughters of Kenaan,
PAL 28:6 And Esau considered that Izhak had blessed Jakob, and had sent him to Padan Aram to take to him from thence a wife, when he blessed him, and commanded him, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of the Kenaanites;
 
GENESIS 28:7
JPS 28:7 and that Jacob hearkened to his father and his mother, and was gone to Paddan-aram;
ONK 28:7 and that Jakob had obeyed his father and his mother, and had gone to Padan Aram,
PAL 28:7 and that Jakob obeyed the word of his father, and the word of his mother, and was gone to Padan Aram:
 
GENESIS 28:8
JPS 28:8 and Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;
ONK 28:8 Esau, considering that the daughters of Kenaan were evil in the eyes of Izhak his father,
PAL 28:8 and Esau considered that the daughters of Kenaan were evil before Izhak his father,
 
GENESIS 28:9
JPS 28:9 so Esau went unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives that he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.
ONK 28:9 went to Ishmael, and took Mahalath, daughter of Ishmael bar Abraham, the sister of Nebaioth, over his wives, unto him to wife.
PAL 28:9 and Esau went unto Ishmael, and took to wife Mahalath, who is Basemath the daughter of Ishmael bar Abraham, the sister of Nebaioth from his mother, besides his other wives.
 
GENESIS 28:10
JPS 28:10 And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.
ONK 28:10 And Jakob went forth from Beersheva, and went to Haran;
PAL 28:10 Five miracles were wrought for our father Jakob at the time that he went forth from Beersheba. The first sign: the hours of the day were shortened, and the sun went down before his time, forasmuch as the Word had desired to speak with him. The second sign: the four stones which Jakob had set for his pillow he found in the morning had become one stone. Sign the third: the stone which, when all the flocks were assembled, they rolled from the mouth of the well, he rolled away with one of his arms. The fourth sign: the well over-flowed, and the water rose to the edge of it, and continued to overflow all the days that he was in Haran. The fifth sign: the country was shortened before him, so that in one day he went forth and came to Haran.
JER 28:10 Five signs were wrought for our father Jakob at the time he went forth from Beersheba to go unto Haran; The first sign: the hours of the day were shortened for him, and the sun was hidden from him before its time, because His Word had desired to speak with him. The second sign: after our father Jakob had lifted up his feet from Beersheba, the country was shortened before him, and he found himself sitting in Haran. The third sign: the stones which Jakob our father had taken in the evening, and set as the resting-place of his head, when he had risen in the morning he found had all become one stone; and that is the stone which he set up in the first covenant, pouring oil upon the top of it. The fourth sign: when all the shepherds had gathered together at the stone to roll it from the mouth of the well, and could not, then came our father Jakob and lifted it with one hand, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother. The fifth sign: after our father Jakob had lifted the stone from the mouth of the well, the well overflowed, and was overflowing twenty years; all the days that our father Jakob dwelt in Haran. These five signs were wrought for our father Jakob in the time when he departed from Beersheba to go to Charan.
 
GENESIS 28:11
JPS 28:11 And he lighted upon the place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took one of the stones of the place, and put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep.
ONK 28:11 and he arrived at a place, and lodged there, because the sun had gone. And he took of the stones of the place, and set his pillow, and lay down in that place.
PAL 28:11 And he prayed in the place of the house of the sanctuary, and lodged there, because the sun had gone down. And he took four stones of the holy place, and set his pillow, and slept in that place.
 
GENESIS 28:12
JPS 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
ONK 28:12 And he dreamed: and, behold, a ladder was planted in the earth, and the head of it reached unto the height of heaven; and, behold, the angels of the Lord ascended and descended upon it;
PAL 28:12 And he dreamed, and, behold, a ladder was fixed in the ground, and the top of it reached to the height of heaven. And, behold, the two angels who went unto Sedom, and who had been expelled from the midst of them, because they had revealed the secrets of the Lord of the world; and being cast forth they had walked till the time that Jakob went out from the house of his father, and had accompanied him with kindliness unto Bethel,—in that day had ascended to the high heavens, and said, Come, see Jakob the pious, whose likeness is inlaid in the throne of glory, and whom you have so greatly desired to behold. Then the rest of the angels of the holy Lord descended to look upon him.
JER 28:12 And he dreamed, and, behold, a ladder was fixed in the earth, and the summit of it reached to the height of heaven. And, behold, the angels who had accompanied him from the house of his father, ascended to make known to the angels on high, saying, Come, see Jakob the pious, whose likeness is in the throne of glory, and whom you have been desirous to see! And, behold, the holy angels from before the Lord ascended and descended, and looked upon him.
 
GENESIS 28:13
JPS 28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood beside him, and said: 'I am the LORD, the God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.
ONK 28:13 and, behold, the Glory of the Lord stood above it, and He said, I am the God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Izhak. The land where thou sleepest, unto thee will I give it, and unto thy sons.
PAL 28:13 And, behold, the Glory of the Lord stood above him, and He said to him, I am the Lord the God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Izhak. The land on which thou art lying I will give to thee and to thy sons.
 
GENESIS 28:14
JPS 28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. And in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
ONK 28:14 And thy sons shall be many as the dust of the earth, and shall prevail to the west and to the east, and to the north and to the south; and through thee shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed, and through thy sons.
PAL 28:14 And thy sons shall be many as the dust of the earth, and shall become strong on the west and on the east, on the north and on the south: and all the kindreds of the earth shall through thy righteousness and the righteousness of thy sons be blessed.
 
GENESIS 28:15
JPS 28:15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee whithersoever thou goest, and will bring thee back into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.'
ONK 28:15 And, behold, My Word shall be for thy help, and I will keep thee in every place whither thou goest, and I will bring thee again to this land; for I will not leave thee until I have done what I say to thee.
PAL 28:15 And, behold, My Word is for thy help, and will keep thee in every place where thou shalt go, and will bring thee (again) to this land; for I will not leave thee until the time when I have performed all that I have told thee.
 
GENESIS 28:16
JPS 28:16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said: 'Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.'
ONK 28:16 And Jakob awoke from his sleep, and said, Verily the Glory of the Lord dwelleth in this place, and I knew it not.
PAL 28:16 And Jakob awoke from his sleep, and said, Verily the Glory of the Lord's Shekinah dwelleth in this place, and I knew it not.
 
GENESIS 28:17
JPS 28:17 And he was afraid, and said: 'How full of awe is this place! this is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.'
ONK 28:17 And he feared and said, How awful is this place! This place is not common (ground), but a place where there is pleasantness before the Lord; and this is nigh the gate of heaven.
PAL 28:17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful and glorious is this place! This place is not common, but the sanctuary(71) of the Name of the Lord, the proper spot for prayer, set forth before the gate of heaven, and founded beneath the throne of glory.
 
GENESIS 28:18
JPS 28:18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
ONK 28:18 And Jakob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone which he had set for his pillow, and set it up, a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
PAL 28:18 And Jakob arose in the morning, and took the stone which he had placed for his pillow, and set it standing, and poured oil on the top of it.
 
GENESIS 28:19
JPS 28:19 And he called the name of that place Beth-el, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
ONK 28:19 And he called the name of that place The House of God (Beth-el). But Luz was the name of the city at the first.
PAL 28:19 And he called the name of that place Beth El; but Luz was the name of the city at the first.
 
GENESIS 28:20
JPS 28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying: 'If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
ONK 28:20 And Jakob vowed a vow, saying, If the Word of the Lord will be my help, and will keep me in that way in which I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to wear,
PAL 28:20 And Jakob vowed a vow, saying, If the Word of the Lord will be my Helper, and will keep me from shedding innocent blood, and from strange worship, and from impure converse, in this way that I am going; and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to wear,
 
GENESIS 28:21
JPS 28:21 so that I come back to my father's house in peace, then shall the LORD be my God,
ONK 28:21 and bring me again in peace to my father's house, the Word of the Lord shall be my God.
PAL 28:21 and will bring me back in peace to my father's house; the Lord shall be my God:
 
GENESIS 28:22
JPS 28:22 and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God's house; and of all that Thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto Thee.'
ONK 28:22 And at this stone which I have set up (as) a pillar, will I worship before the Lord; and of all that Thou shalt give me, the tenth will I separate before Thee.
PAL 28:22 and this stone which I have set (for) a pillar shall be ordained for the house of the sanctuary of the Lord, and upon it shall generations worship the Name of the Lord; and of all that Thou mayest give me, the tenth will I separate before Thee.
 
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