Ge:31:3: And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.
Ge:31:4: And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,
Ge:31:5: 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.
Ge:31:6: And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.
Ge:31:7: And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.
Ge:31:8: 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.
Ge:31:9: Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
Ge:31:10: 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.
Ge:31:11: And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
Ge:31:12: 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.
Ge:31:13: I am the God of Bethel, 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.
Ge:31:14: And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
Ge:31:15: Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
Ge:31:16: For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
Ge:31:17: Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;
Ge:31:18: 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.
Ge:31:19: And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.
Ge:31:20: And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.
Ge:31:21: 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.
Ge:31:22: And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.
Ge:31:23: And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
Ge:31:24: 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.
Ge:31:25: Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.
Ge:31:26: 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?
Ge:31:27: 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?
Ge:31:28: And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.
Ge:31:29: 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.
Ge:31:30: And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?
Ge:31:31: And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
Ge:31:32: 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.
Ge:31:33: 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.
Ge:31:34: 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.
Ge:31:35: 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.