CLV(i) 1 And lifting is Jacob his feet and is going toward the land of the sons of the east, to Laban, the son of Bethuel, the Syrian, brother of Rebecca, the mother of Jacob and Esau. 2 And seeing is he, and, behold! A well in the field. And, behold! There are three droves of small cattle reclining at it, for from that well are they giving the droves a drink. And the stone on the mouth of the well is great. 3 And gathered there are all the droves. And they roll the stone off the mouth of the well and give the small cattle a drink. Then they restore the stone on the mouth of the well to its place. 4 And saying to them is Jacob, "My brethren, whence are you?And saying are they, "From Charan are we. 5 And saying is he to them, "Do you know Laban, the son of Nahor?And saying are they, "We know him. 6 And saying is he to them, "Fares he well?And saying are they, "Well fares he. And behold! Rachel, his daughter, is coming with the flock. 7 And saying is Jacob to them, "Behold! Still is the day great. It is not seasonable to gather the cattle. Give a drink to the flock, and go, graze them. 8 And saying are they, "We cannot till gathering are all the herds, and they roll the stone off the mouth of the well and give a drink to the flocks. 9 At his still speaking with them, Rachel, the daughter of Laban, comes with the flock which is her father's, for the grazier is she of her father's flock. 10 And coming is it, as Jacob sees Rachel, the daughter of Laban, his mother's brother, and the flock of Laban, his mother's brother, then close is coming Jacob, and he is rolling the stone off the mouth of the well, and is giving a drink to the flock of Laban, his mother's brother. 11 And Jacob is kissing Rachel, and is lifting up his voice and lamenting. 12 And telling is Jacob to Rachel that he is her father's brother, and that the son of Rebecca is he. And running is she and telling her father these things. 13 And coming is it, as Laban hears the report of Jacob, his sister's son, running is he also to meet him. And embracing him is he and kissing him, and bringing him to his house. And relating is he to Laban all these things. 14 And saying to him is Laban, "Yea, my bone and my flesh are you.And dwelling with him is he the days of a month. 15 And saying is Laban to Jacob, "Seeing that my brother are you, then serve you me gratuitously? Tell me what is your hire. 16 Now Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder is Leah and the name of the younger is Rachel. 17 And the eyes of Leah are tender, yet Rachel is lovely in shapeliness, and lovely in appearance. 18 And loving is Jacob Rachel. And saying is he, "Serve you will I seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter. 19 And saying to him is Laban, "Better I give her to you than that I give her to another man. Dwell, withal. 20 And serving is Jacob for Rachel seven years. And becoming are they in his eyes as several days, in his love for her. 21 And saying is Jacob to Laban, "Grant me my wife, for fulfilled are my days, and I will come to her. 22 And gathering is Laban all the mortals of the place and is making a feast. 23 And coming is it in the evening that Laban is taking Leah, his daughter, and is bringing her to Jacob, and Jacob is coming to her. 24 And giving is Laban Zilpah, his maid, to Leah, his daughter, for a maid. 25 And coming is it in the morning, and behold! She is Leah. And saying is Jacob to Laban, "What is this you do to me? Did I not for Rachel serve with you? And why do you deceive me? 26 And saying is Laban, "Not so is it being done in our place, to give the inferior in station before the firstborn. 27 Fulfill the seven of this one, and give will I to you this one, moreover, for the service which you shall serve, withal, further another seven years. 28 And doing so is Jacob. And fulfilling is he this one's seven. And giving to him is Laban Rachel, his daughter,for his wife. 29 And giving is Laban Bilhah, his maid, to Rachel, his daughter, for her maid. 30 And coming is he, moreover, to Rachel, and, moreover, loving is he Rachel more than Leah. And serving is he with him further another seven years. 31 And seeing is Yahweh that Leah is hated, and opening is He her womb. Yet Rachel is barren. 32 And pregnant is Leah and is bearing a son for Jacob. And calling is she his name Reuben for she says, "For see does Yahweh my humiliation and gives me a son, for now my husband will love me. 33 And pregnant is Leah again, and is bearing a second son for Jacob. And saying is she, "For hearing is Yahweh that hated am I, and giving to me is He this one, moreover.And calling is she his name Simeon. 34 And pregnant is she again and is bearing a son. And saying is she, "Now once more will my husband be obligated to me, for I bear for him three sons.Therefore calling is she his name Levi. 35 And pregnant is she again, and is bearing a son. And saying is she, "Now once more will I acclaim Yahweh.Therefore calling is she his name Judah. And staying is she from bearing.