1 Profectus ergo Iacob venit in terram orientalium.
2 Et vidit puteum in agro, tres quoque greges ovium accubantes iuxta eum; nam ex illo adaquabantur pecora, et os eius grandi lapide claudebatur.
3 Morisque erat, ut, cunctis ovibus congregatis, devolverent lapidem et, refectis gregibus, rursum super os putei ponerent.
4 Dixitque ad pastores: "Fratres, unde estis?" Qui responderunt: "De Charran"
5 Quos interrogans: "Numquid, ait, nostis Laban filium Nachor?" Dixerunt: "Novimus"
6 "Sanusne est?" inquit. "Valet, inquiunt, et ecce Rachel filia eius venit cum grege"
7 Dixitque: "Adhuc multum diei superest, nec est tempus, ut congregentur greges; date potum ovibus et sic ad pastum eas reducite"
8 Qui responderunt: "Non possumus, donec omnia pecora congregentur et amoveamus lapidem de ore putei, ut adaquemus greges"
9 Adhuc loquebatur cum eis, et ecce Rachel veniebat cum ovibus patris sui; nam gregem ipsa pascebat.
10 Cum vidisset Iacob Rachel filiam Laban avunculi sui ovesque Laban avunculi sui, accedens amovit lapidem de ore putei
11 et adaquavit gregem Laban avunculi sui. Tunc Iacob osculatus est Rachel et elevata voce flevit;
12 et indicavit ei quod frater esset patris eius et filius Rebeccae. At illa festinans nuntiavit patri suo.
13 Qui cum audisset venisse Iacob filium sororis suae, cucurrit obviam ei; complexusque eum et in oscula ruens duxit in domum suam. Auditis autem omnibus, quae evenerant,
14 respondit: "Vere os meum es et caro mea!" Et, postquam Iacob habitavit apud eum per dies mensis unius,
15 dixit ei Laban: "Num, quia frater meus es, gratis servies mihi? Dic quid mercedis accipias"
16 Habebat vero filias duas: nomen maioris Lia, minor vero appellabatur Rachel;
17 sed Lia lippis erat oculis, Rachel decora et venusto aspectu.
18 Quam diligens Iacob ait: "Serviam tibi pro Rachel filia tua minore septem annis"
19 Respondit Laban: "Melius est, ut tibi eam dem quam alteri viro; mane apud me"
20 Servivit igitur Iacob pro Rachel septem annis, et videbantur illi pauci dies prae amoris magnitudine.
21 Dixitque ad Laban: "Da mihi uxorem meam, quia iam tempus expletum est, ut ingrediar ad eam"
22 Qui, vocatis omnibus viris loci ad convivium, fecit nuptias.
23 Et vespere sumpsit Liam filiam suam et introduxit ad eum, et venit ad eam.
24 Et dedit Laban ancillam filiae Zelpham nomine. Facto mane, vidit, et ecce erat Lia.
25 Et dixit ad socerum suum: "Quid hoc fecisti mihi? Nonne pro Rachel servivi tibi? Quare imposuisti mihi?"
26 Respondit Laban: "Non est in loco nostro consuetudinis, ut minorem ante maiorem tradamus ad nuptias.
27 Imple hebdomadam hanc, et alteram quoque dabo tibi pro opere, quo serviturus es mihi septem annis aliis"
28 Acquievit placito et, hebdomada transacta, dedit ei Laban filiam suam Rachel uxorem,
29 cui servam Bilham tradidit.
30 Et ingressus etiam ad Rachel amavit eam plus quam Liam serviens apud eum septem annis aliis.
31 Videns autem Dominus quod despiceret Liam, aperuit vulvam eius, Rachel sterili permanente.
32 Et concepit Lia et genuit filium vocavitque nomen eius Ruben dicens: "Vidit Dominus humilitatem meam; nunc amabit me vir meus"
33 Rursumque concepit et peperit filium et ait: "Quoniam audivit me Dominus haberi contemptui, dedit etiam istum mihi" vocavitque nomen illius Simeon.
34 Concepit tertio et genuit alium filium dixitque: "Nunc quoque copulabitur mihi maritus meus, eo quod pepererim ei tres filios" et idcirco appellavit nomen eius Levi.
35 Quarto concepit et peperit filium et ait: "Modo confitebor Domino" et ob hoc vocavit eum Iudam. Cessavitque parere.
King James Version
1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.
2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.
3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.
5 And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.
6 And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.
7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.
8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
9 ¶ And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them.
10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran and told her father.
13 And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.
15 ¶ And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?
16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
21 ¶ And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
22 And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
23 And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
24 And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
31 ¶ And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.
34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.
35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.