Genesis 29:2

Overview - Genesis 29
Jacob comes to the well of Haran.
He becomes acquainted with Rachel.
13 Laban entertains him.
18 Jacob covenants for Rachel.
23 He is deceived by Laban with Leah.
28 He marries also Rachel, and serves for her seven years more.
32 Leah bears Reuben;
33 Simeon;
34 Levi;
35 and Judah.
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Genesis 29:2  (King James Version)
And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.
 


a well
Genesis 24:11 Genesis 24:13 Exodus 2:15 Exodus 2:16 ; John 4:6 John 4:14

there
Psalms 23:2 ; Song of Solomon 1:6 Song of Solomon 1:7 ; Isaiah 49:10 ; Revelation 7:17

a great stone
In Arabia, and other places in the East, they cover up their wells of water, lest the sand, which is put in motion by the winds, should fill and quite stop them up. So great was their care not to leave the well open any length of time, that they waited till the flocks were all gathered together before they began to draw water; and when they had finished, the well was immediately closed again.
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