He told her that he was from her father's family and that he was the son of Rebekah. So Rachel ran home and told her father.
When Laban heard the news about his sister's son Jacob, he ran to meet him. Laban hugged him and kissed him and brought him to his house, where Jacob told Laban everything that had happened.
Then Laban said, "You are my own flesh and blood." Jacob stayed there a month.
Then Laban said to Jacob, "You are my relative, but it is not right for you to work for me without pay. What would you like me to pay you?"
Now Laban had two daughters. The older was Leah, and the younger was Rachel.
Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel was very beautiful.
Jacob loved Rachel, so he said to Laban, "Let me marry your younger daughter Rachel. If you will, I will work seven years for you."
Laban said, "It would be better for her to marry you than someone else, so stay here with me."
So Jacob worked for Laban seven years so he could marry Rachel. But they seemed like just a few days to him because he loved Rachel very much.
After seven years Jacob said to Laban, "Give me Rachel so that I may marry her. The time I promised to work for you is over."
So Laban gave a feast for all the people there.