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Genesis 29:1-6 (New International Reader's Version)

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Jacob Arrives in Paddan Aram

1 Then Jacob continued on his journey. He came to the land where the eastern tribes lived. 2 There he saw a well in the field. Three flocks of sheep were lying near it. The flocks were given water from the well. The stone over the opening of the well was large. 3 All of the flocks would gather there. The shepherds would roll the stone away from the well's opening. They would give water to the sheep. Then they would put the stone back in its place over the opening of the well. 4 Jacob asked the shepherds, "My friends, where are you from?" "We're from Haran," they replied. 5 He said to them, "Do you know Nahor's grandson Laban?" "Yes, we know him," they answered. 6 Then Jacob asked them, "How is he?" "He's fine," they said. "Here comes his daughter Rachel with the sheep now."
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