1 Postquam autem audivit verba filiorum Laban dicen tium: "Tulit Iacob omnia, quae fuerunt patris nostri, et de patris nostri facultate acquisivit has divitias"
2 animadvertit quoque faciem Laban quod non esset erga se sicut heri et nudiustertius.
3 Et dixit Dominus ad Iacob: "Revertere in terram patrum tuorum et ad cognationem tuam, eroque tecum"
4 Misit Iacob et vocavit Rachel et Liam in agrum, ubi pascebat greges,
5 dixitque eis: "Video faciem patris vestri quod non sit erga me sicut heri et nudiustertius; Deus autem patris mei fuit mecum,
6 et ipsae nostis quod totis viribus meis servierim patri vestro.
7 Sed pater vester circumvenit me et mutavit mercedem meam decem vicibus; et tamen non dimisit eum Deus, ut noceret mihi.
8 Si quando dixit: "Variae erunt mercedes tuae", pariebant omnes oves varios fetus. Quando vero e contrario ait: "Striata quaeque accipies pro mercede", omnes greges striata pepererunt.
9 Tulitque Deus substantiam patris vestri et dedit mihi.
10 Postquam enim conceptus gregis tempus advenerat, levavi oculos meos et vidi in somnis ascendentes mares super feminas, striatos et varios et respersos.
11 Dixitque angelus Dei ad me in somnis: "Iacob". Et ego respondi: Adsum.
12 Qui ait: "Leva oculos tuos et vide universos masculos ascendentes super feminas, striatos et varios atque respersos. Vidi enim omnia, quae fecit tibi Laban.
13 Ego sum Deus Bethel, ubi unxisti lapidem et votum vovisti mihi. Nunc ergo surge et egredere de terra hac revertens in terram nativitatis tuae""
14 Responderunt ei Rachel et Lia: "Numquid habemus adhuc partem et hereditatem in domo patris nostri?
15 Nonne quasi alienas reputavit nos et vendidit nos comeditque pretium nostrum?
16 Sed omnes opes, quas tulit Deus patri nostro, nobis abstulit ac filiis nostris; unde omnia, quae praecepit tibi Deus, fac"
17 Surrexit itaque Iacob et imposuit liberos suos ac coniuges suas super camelos.
18 Tulitque omnes greges suos et omnem substantiam suam, quidquid in Paddanaram acquisierat, ut iret ad Isaac patrem suum in terram Chanaan.
19 Eo tempore Laban ierat ad tondendas oves, et Rachel furata est theraphim patris sui.
20 Iacob autem decepit cor Laban, non indicans ei quod fugeret.
21 Cumque fugisset cum omnibus, quae possidebat, et, amne transmisso, pergeret contra montem Galaad,
22 nuntiatum est Laban die tertio quod fugisset Iacob.
23 Qui, assumptis fratribus suis, persecutus est eum diebus septem et comprehendit eum in monte Galaad.
24 Venit autem Deus ad Laban Aramaeum per somnium noctis dixitque ei: "Cave, ne quidquam loquaris contra Iacob!".
25 Iamque Iacob extenderat in monte tabernaculum, cum Laban, consecutus eum cum fratribus suis, in eodem monte Galaad fixit tentorium.
26 Et dixit ad Iacob: "Quare ita egisti et decepisti cor meum, abigens filias meas quasi captivas gladio?
27 Cur clam fugisti et decepisti me, non indicans mihi, ut prosequerer te cum gaudio et canticis et tympanis et citharis?
28 Non es passus, ut oscularer filios meos ac filias; stulte operatus es. Et nunc
29 valet quidem manus mea reddere tibi malum, sed Deus patris vestri heri dixit mihi: "Cave, ne loquaris contra Iacob quidquam!"
30 Esto, profectus es, quia desiderio tibi erat domus patris tui; cur furatus es deos meos?"
31 Respondit Iacob: "Quia timui. Dixi enim, ne forte violenter auferres filias tuas a me.
32 Apud quemcumque inveneris deos tuos, non vivat! Coram fratribus nostris scrutare, quidquid tuorum apud me inveneris, et aufer" Ignorabat enim Iacob quod Rachel furata esset theraphim.
33 Ingressus itaque Laban tabernacula Iacob et Liae et utriusque famulae, non invenit. Egressus de tentorio Liae, intravit tentorium Rachelis.
34 Illa autem absconderat theraphim in stramento cameli et sedit desuper. Scrutantique omne tentorium et nihil invenienti
35 ait: "Ne irascatur dominus meus, quod coram te assurgere nequeo, quia iuxta consuetudinem feminarum nunc accidit mihi" Quaesivit ergo et non invenit theraphim.
36 Tumensque Iacob cum iurgio ait: "Quam ob culpam meam et ob quod peccatum meum sic persecutus es me,
37 quia scrutatus es omnem supellectilem meam? Quid invenisti de cuncta substantia domus tuae? Pone hic coram fratribus meis et fratribus tuis, et iudicent inter me et te.
38 Ecce, viginti annis fui tecum. Oves tuae et caprae non abortiverunt, arietes gregis tui non comedi;
39 nec dilaceratum a bestia ostendi tibi: ego damnum omne reddebam; quidquid die noctuque furto perierat, a me exigebas.
40 Die aestu consumebar et nocte gelu, fugiebatque somnus ab oculis meis.
41 Sic per viginti annos in domo tua servivi tibi: quattuordecim pro filiabus et sex pro gregibus tuis; immutasti quoque mercedem meam decem vicibus.
42 Nisi Deus patris mei, Deus Abraham et Timor Isaac, affuisset mihi, certemodo nudum me dimisisses; afflictionem meam et laborem manuum mearum respexit Deus et iudicavit heri"
43 Respondit ei Laban: "Filiae filiae meae et filii filii mei et greges greges mei et omnia, quae cernis, mea sunt; et filiabus meis quid possum facere illis hodie et filiis earum, quos genuerunt?
44 Veni ergo, et ineamus foedus ego et tu, ut sit in testimonium inter me et te"
45 Tulit itaque Iacob lapidem et erexit illum in titulum;
46 dixitque fratribus suis: "Afferte lapides" Qui congregantes fecerunt tumulum comederuntque ibi super eum.
47 Quem vocavit Laban Iegarsahadutha (id est Tumulus testimonii), et Iacob Galed (uterque iuxta proprietatem linguae suae).
48 Dixitque Laban: "Tumulus iste testis erit inter me et te hodie" et idcirco appellatum est nomen eius Galed (id est Tumulus testis)
49 et etiam Maspha (id est Specula), quia dixit: "Speculetur Dominus inter me et te, quando absconditi erimus ab invicem.
50 Si afflixeris filias meas et si introduxeris uxores alias super eas, cum nemo nobiscum sit, vide, Deus est testis inter me et te"
51 Dixitque Laban ad Iacob: "En tumulus hic et lapis, quem erexi inter me et te.
52 Testis erit tumulus iste et lapis quod ego non transibo tumulum hunc pergens ad te, neque tu transibis tumulum hunc et lapidem hunc ad malum.
53 Deus Abraham et Deus Nachor iudicent inter nos" Iuravit Iacob per Timorem patris sui Isaac;
54 immolatisque victimis in monte, vocavit fratres suos, ut ederent panem. Qui cum comedissent, pernoctaverunt in monte.
King James Version
1 And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.
2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.
3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.
4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,
5 And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.
6 And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.
7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.
8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked.
9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.
11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.
13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.
14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is our's, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
17 ¶ Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;
18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.
20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.
21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.
22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.
23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
25 ¶ Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.
26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword?
27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.
29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?
31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.
33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.
34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.
35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.
36 ¶ And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
37 Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.
38 This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.
39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.
40 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.
42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.
43 ¶ And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?
44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.
45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.
47 And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.
48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
49 And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.
51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;
52 This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.
53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.
54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.
55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.