Jacob continued on his way and went toward the land of the East.
Suddenly he came upon a well out in the fields with three flocks of sheep lying around it. The flocks were watered from this well, which had a large stone over the opening.
Whenever all the flocks came together there, the shepherds would roll the stone back and water them. Then they would put the stone back in place.
Jacob asked the shepherds, "My friends, where are you from?" "From Haran," they answered.
He asked, "Do you know Laban, grandson of Nahor?" "Yes, we do," they answered.
"Is he well?" he asked. "He is well," they answered. "Look, here comes his daughter Rachel with his flock."