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

 
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1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east. 1 Then Jacob continued on his journey and came to the land of the eastern peoples.
2 And he looked , and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth. 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 And thither were all the flocks gathered : and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place. 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 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said , Of Haran are we. 4 Jacob asked the shepherds, "My brothers, where are you from?" "We're from Haran," they replied.
5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said , We know him. 5 He said to them, "Do you know Laban, Nahor's grandson?" "Yes, we know him," they answered.
6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said , He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh 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."