1 Now Jacob heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that belonged to our father; and from what belonged to our father he has made all this wealth.
2 And Jacob saw Laban’s countenance, and now it was not favorable toward him as previously.
3 And Jehovah said to Jacob, Return to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.
4 So Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to his flock in the field,
5 And he said to them, I see that your father’s countenance is not favorable toward me as previously, but the God of my father has been with me.
6 And you yourselves know that with all my strength I have served your father.
7 And your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times, but God did not allow him to harm me.
8 If he spoke in this way, The speckled shall be your wages, then all the flock bore speckled; and if he spoke in this way, The streaked shall be your wages, then all the flock bore streaked.
9 Thus God has taken away your father’s livestock and given them to me.
10 And at the time the flock was breeding, I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream; and there were the male goats, leaping upon the flock – streaked, speckled, and spotted.
11 And the Angel of God said to me in the dream, Jacob; and I said, Here I am.
12 And He said, Lift up now your eyes, and see that all the male goats which leap upon the flock are streaked, speckled, and spotted; for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you.
13 I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you vowed a vow to Me. Rise up now; go out from this land, and return to the land of your birth.
14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, Do we still have any portion or inheritance in our father’s house?
15 Are we not regarded by him as foreigners? For he has sold us and has even entirely used up the money given for us.
16 Surely all the wealth which God has taken away from our father is ours and our children’s. So do now whatever God has said to you.
17 Then Jacob rose up and set his sons and his wives upon the camels;
18 And he drove away all his livestock and all his property which he had acquired, the livestock in his possession which he had acquired in Paddan-aram, in order to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
19 Now Laban had gone to shear his sheep, and Rachel stole the household idols that were her father’s.
20 And Jacob deceived Laban the Aramaean by not telling him that he was fleeing.
21 So he fled with all that he had, and he rose up and crossed over the River and set his face toward the hill country of Gilead.
22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob had fled.
23 And he took his brothers with him and pursued after him the distance of a seven days’ journey; and he overtook him in the hill country of Gilead.
24 And God came to Laban the Aramaean in a dream of the night and said to him, Be careful that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad.
25 And Laban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban with his brothers also pitched tents in the hill country of Gilead.
26 And Laban said to Jacob, What are you doing deceiving me and carrying away my daughters like captives of the sword?