Genesis 29:1-6 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jacob continued on his trip and came to the land in the east. 1 Then Jacob continued on his journey and came to the land of the eastern peoples.
2 He looked around, and out in a field he saw a well with a large stone over the opening. Three flocks of sheep were lying down near it, because the flocks were watered from that well. 2 There he saw a well in the field, with three flocks of sheep lying near it because the flocks were watered from that well. The stone over the mouth of the well was large.
3 When all the flocks were gathered there, the stone would be rolled off the opening of the well so that the sheep could be watered. Then the stone would be put back in place over the opening of the well. 3 When all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll the stone away from the well's mouth and water the sheep. Then they would return the stone to its place over the mouth of the well.
4 Jacob asked some people, "My friends, where are you from?" "We're from Haran," they replied. 4 Jacob asked the shepherds, "My brothers, where are you from?" "We're from Haran," they replied.
5 He asked them, "Do you know Laban, Nahor's grandson?" They answered, "We do." 5 He said to them, "Do you know Laban, Nahor's grandson?" "Yes, we know him," they answered.
6 "How is he doing?" Jacob asked them. "He's fine," they answered. "Here comes his daughter Rachel with the sheep." 6 Then Jacob asked them, "Is he well?" "Yes, he is," they said, "and here comes his daughter Rachel with the sheep."