Jacob continued on his trip and came to the land in the east.
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.
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.
Jacob asked some people, "My friends, where are you from?" "We're from Haran," they replied.
He asked them, "Do you know Laban, Nahor's grandson?" They answered, "We do."
"How is he doing?" Jacob asked them. "He's fine," they answered. "Here comes his daughter Rachel with the sheep."
"It's still the middle of the day," he said. "It isn't time yet to gather the livestock. Water the sheep. Then let them graze."