"We can't," they replied, "until all the flocks are gathered and the stone1 has been rolled away from the mouth of the well. Then we will water2 the sheep."
While he was still talking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep,3 for she was a shepherdess.
When Jacob saw Rachel4 daughter of Laban, his mother's brother, and Laban's sheep, he went over and rolled the stone5 away from the mouth of the well and watered6 his uncle's sheep.711
Then Jacob kissed8 Rachel and began to weep aloud.912
He had told Rachel that he was a relative10 of her father and a son of Rebekah.11 So she ran and told her father.1213
As soon as Laban13 heard the news about Jacob, his sister's son, he hurried to meet him. He embraced him14 and kissed him and brought him to his home, and there Jacob told him all these things.
Then Laban said to him, "You are my own flesh and blood."15 After Jacob had stayed with him for a whole month,
Laban said to him, "Just because you are a relative16 of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages17 should be."
Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah,18 and the name of the younger was Rachel.1917
Leah had weaka eyes, but Rachel20 was lovely in form, and beautiful.2118
Jacob was in love with Rachel22 and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."23