Genesis 31:6-16 NIV

6 You know that I've worked for your father with all my strength,1

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7 yet your father has cheated2 me by changing my wages3 ten times.4 However, God has not allowed him to harm me.5

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      8 If he said, 'The speckled ones will be your wages,' then all the flocks gave birth to speckled young; and if he said, 'The streaked ones will be your wages,'6 then all the flocks bore streaked young.

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      9 So God has taken away your father's livestock7 and has given them to me.8

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      10 "In breeding season I once had a dream9 in which I looked up and saw that the male goats mating with the flock were streaked, speckled or spotted.

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      11 The angel of God10 said to me in the dream,11 'Jacob.' I answered, 'Here I am.'12

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      12 And he said, 'Look up and see that all the male goats mating with the flock are streaked, speckled or spotted,13 for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you.14

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      13 I am the God of Bethel,15 where you anointed a pillar16 and where you made a vow17 to me. Now leave this land at once and go back to your native land.18' "

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      14 Then Rachel and Leah replied, "Do we still have any share19 in the inheritance of our father's estate?

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      15 Does he not regard us as foreigners?20 Not only has he sold us, but he has used up what was paid for us.21

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      16 Surely all the wealth that God took away from our father belongs to us and our children.22 So do whatever God has told you."

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