Then Jacob put his children and his wives on camels.
He drove all his livestock ahead of him and took all the possessions that he had accumulated. He took his own livestock that he had accumulated in Paddan Aram and went back to his father Isaac in Canaan.
When Laban went to shear his sheep, Rachel stole her father's idols.
Jacob also tricked Laban the Aramean by not telling him he was leaving.
So he left in a hurry with all that belonged to him. He crossed the Euphrates River and went toward the mountains of Gilead.
Two days later Laban was told that Jacob had left in a hurry.
He and his relatives pursued Jacob for seven days. Laban caught up with him in the mountains of Gilead.
God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night and said to him, "Be careful not to say anything at all to Jacob."
When Laban finally caught up with Jacob, Jacob had put up his tents in the mountains. So Laban and his relatives put up their tents in the mountains of Gilead.
Then Laban asked Jacob, "What have you done by tricking me? You've carried off my daughters like prisoners of war.
Why did you leave secretly and trick me? You didn't even tell me you were leaving. I would have sent you on your way rejoicing, with songs accompanied by tambourines and lyres.