2 Jacob saw the 1attitude of Laban, and behold, it was not friendly toward him as formerly.
6 “aYou know that I have served your father with all my strength.
8 “If ahe spoke thus, ‘The speckled shall be your wages,’ then all the flock brought forth speckled; and if he spoke thus, ‘The striped shall be your wages,’ then all the flock brought forth striped.
9 “Thus God has ataken away your father’s livestock and given them to me.
11 “Then athe angel of God said to me in the dream, ‘Jacob,’ and I said, ‘Here I am.’
18 and he drove away all his livestock and all his property which he had gathered, his acquired livestock which he had gathered in Paddan-aram, ato go to the land of Canaan to his father Isaac.
20 And Jacob 1deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was fleeing.
21 So he fled with all that he had; and he arose and crossed the Euphrates River, and set his face toward the hill country of aGilead.
22 When it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob had fled,
23 then he took his 1kinsmen with him and pursued him a distance of seven days’ journey, and he overtook him in the hill country of Gilead.
25 Laban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban with his 1kinsmen camped in the hill country of Gilead.
26 Then Laban said to Jacob, “What have you done 1by deceiving me and carrying away my daughters like captives of the sword?
28 and did not allow me ato kiss my sons and my daughters? Now you have done foolishly.
30 “Now you have indeed gone away because you longed greatly for your father’s house; but why did you steal amy gods?”
32 “aThe one with whom you find your gods shall not live; in the presence of our 1kinsmen 2point out what is yours 3among my belongings and take it for yourself.” For Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen them.
34 Now Rachel had taken the 1household idols and put them in the camel’s saddle, and she sat on them. And Laban felt through all the tent but did not find them.
40 “Thus I was: by day the 1heat consumed me and the frost by night, and my sleep fled from my eyes.
42 “If athe God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had not been for me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. bGod has seen my affliction and the toil of my hands, so He crendered judgment last night.”
43 Then Laban replied to Jacob, “The daughters are my daughters, and the children are my children, and athe flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine. But what can I do this day to these my daughters or to their children whom they have borne?
45 Then Jacob took aa stone and set it up as a pillar.
46 Jacob said to his 1kinsmen, “Gather stones.” So they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there by the heap.
51 Laban said to Jacob, “Behold this heap and behold the pillar which I have set between 1you and me.
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