Continuing his journey, Ya'akov came to the land of the people of the east.
As he looked, he saw a well in a field; and there were three flocks of sheep lying there next to it; because they watered the sheep from that well. The stone on the well's mouth was large,
and only when all the flocks had gathered there would they roll the stone away from the opening of the well and water the sheep. Then they would put the stone back in its place on the well's opening.
Ya'akov said to them, "My brothers, where are you from?" They answered, "We're from Haran."
He asked them, "Do you know Lavan the [grand]son of Nachor?" They said, "We do."
He asked them, "Are things going well with him?""Yes," they answered, "and here comes his daughter Rachel with the sheep."
He said, "Look, there's still plenty of daylight left; and it isn't time to bring the animals home; so water the sheep; then go, and put them out to pasture."