Whenever he said, 'The speckled ones will be your wages,' all the flocks gave birth to speckled young. And whenever he said, 'The striped ones will be your wages,' all the flocks gave birth to striped young.
So God has taken away your father's livestock and has given them to me.
"During the mating season I had a dream: I looked up and saw that the male goats which were mating were striped, speckled, or spotted.
In the dream the Messenger of God called to me, 'Jacob!' And I answered, 'Yes, here I am.'
He said, 'Look up and see that all the male goats which are mating are striped, speckled, or spotted, because I have seen everything that Laban is doing to you.
I am the God who appeared to you at Bethel, where you poured olive oil on a stone marker for a holy purpose and where you made a vow to me. Now leave this land, and go back to the land of your relatives.'"
Rachel and Leah answered him, "Is there anything left in our father's household for us to inherit?
Doesn't he think of us as foreigners? Not only did he sell us, but he has used up the money that was paid for us.
Certainly, all the wealth that God took away from our father belongs to us and our children. Now do whatever God has told you."
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.