Jacob Arrives in Paddan Aram
1Then Jacob continued on his journey and came to the land of the eastern peoples. 2There he saw a well in the open country, with three flocks of sheep lying near it because the flocks were watered from that well. The stone over the mouth of the well was large. 3When all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll the stone away from the well’s mouth and water the sheep. Then they would return the stone to its place over the mouth of the well.
4Jacob asked the shepherds, “My brothers, where are you from?”
“We’re from Harran,” they replied.
5He said to them, “Do you know Laban, Nahor’s grandson?”
“Yes, we know him,” they answered.
6Then Jacob asked them, “Is he well?”
“Yes, he is,” they said, “and here comes his daughter Rachel with the sheep.”
7“Look,” he said, “the sun is still high; it is not time for the flocks to be gathered. Water the sheep and take them back to pasture.”
8“We can’t,” they replied, “until all the flocks are gathered and the stone has been rolled away from the mouth of the well. Then we will water the sheep.”
9While he was still talking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep, for she was a shepherd. 10When Jacob saw Rachel daughter of his uncle Laban, and Laban’s sheep, he went over and rolled the stone away from the mouth of the well and watered his uncle’s sheep. 11Then Jacob kissed Rachel and began to weep aloud. 12He had told Rachel that he was a relative of her father and a son of Rebekah. So she ran and told her father.
13As soon as Laban heard the news about Jacob, his sister’s son, he hurried to meet him. He embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his home, and there Jacob told him all these things. 14Then Laban said to him, “You are my own flesh and blood.”
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
After Jacob had stayed with him for a whole month, 15Laban said to him, “Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be.”
16Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17Leah had weak29:17 Or delicate eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful. 18Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.”
19Laban said, “It’s better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me.” 20So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
21Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her.”
22So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast. 23But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her. 24And Laban gave his servant Zilpah to his daughter as her attendant.
25When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?”
26Laban replied, “It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one. 27Finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.”
28And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. 29Laban gave his servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her attendant. 30Jacob made love to Rachel also, and his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.
31When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless. 32Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben,29:32 Reuben sounds like the Hebrew for he has seen my misery; the name means see, a son. for she said, “It is because the Lord has seen my misery. Surely my husband will love me now.”
33She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “Because the Lord heard that I am not loved, he gave me this one too.” So she named him Simeon.29:33 Simeon probably means one who hears.
34Again she conceived, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “Now at last my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.” So he was named Levi.29:34 Levi sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for attached.
35She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” So she named him Judah.29:35 Judah sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for praise. Then she stopped having children.
Jakọbu dé Padani-Aramu
1Jakọbu sì tẹ̀síwájú nínú ìrìnàjò rẹ̀, ó sì dé ilẹ̀ àwọn ará ìlà-oòrùn. 2Ó sì rí kànga kan ní pápá, agbo àgùntàn mẹ́ta sì dúró láti mu omi ní ibi kànga náà, nítorí pé láti inú kànga náà ni wọ́n ti ń fi omi fún agbo àgùntàn. Òkúta tí a gbé dí ẹnu kànga náà sì tóbi gidigidi. 3Nígbà tí gbogbo agbo ẹran bá péjọpọ̀ sí ibẹ̀ tán ni àwọn darandaran yóò tó yí òkúta náà kúrò, tí wọn yóò sì fún àwọn ẹran náà ní omi, tí wọ́n bá sì ti ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀ tán, wọn yóò tún yí òkúta náà padà sí ẹnu kànga náà.
4Jakọbu béèrè lọ́wọ́ àwọn darandaran náà pé, “Ẹ̀yin arákùnrin mi níbo ni ẹ̀yin ti wá?”
Àwọn náà sì dáhùn pé, “Láti Harani ni.”
5Ó sì bi wọ́n pé, “Ǹjẹ́ ẹ mọ Labani ọmọ ọmọ Nahori?”
Wọ́n sì dáhùn pé, “Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni, àwa mọ̀ ọ́n.”
6Jakọbu béèrè pé, “Ṣe àlàáfíà ni ó wà?”
Wọ́n sì dáhùn pé, “Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni, àlàáfíà ni. Wò ó, Rakeli ọmọ rẹ̀ ni ó ń bọ̀ yìí pẹ̀lú agbo àgùntàn.”
7Ó sì wí pé, “Kíyèsi, ilẹ̀ ò tí ì ṣú, kò tì í tó àkókò fún àwọn ohun ọ̀sìn láti wọ̀. Ẹ fún àwọn ẹran wọ̀nyí ní omi, kí ẹ ba à le tètè dà wọ́n padà láti jẹun.”
8Wọ́n dá a lóhùn pé, “Àwa kì í yí òkúta kúrò ní ẹnu kànga láti pọn omi fún àwọn ẹran títí gbogbo àwọn darandaran àti àwọn ẹran yóò fi péjọ tán.”
9Bí wọ́n sì ti ń sọ̀rọ̀ lọ́wọ́ ni Rakeli dé pẹ̀lú agbo àgùntàn baba rẹ̀, nítorí darandaran ni òun náà. 10Nígbà tí Jakọbu rí Rakeli ọmọbìnrin Labani tí í ṣe ẹ̀gbọ́n ìyá rẹ̀, pẹ̀lú àgùntàn Labani, Jakọbu súnmọ́ kànga náà, ó sì yí òkúta kúrò lẹ́nu rẹ̀, ó sì fún àwọn ẹran arákùnrin ìyá rẹ̀ Labani ní omi. 11Jakọbu sì fẹnu ko Rakeli ní ẹnu. Ó sì bẹ̀rẹ̀ sí í sọkún. 12Jakọbu sì wí fún Rakeli pé ìbátan baba rẹ̀ ni òun, àti pé, òun jẹ́ ọmọ Rebeka. Rakeli sì sáré lọ sọ fún baba rẹ̀.
13Ní kété tí Labani gbúròó Jakọbu ọmọ arábìnrin rẹ̀, ó jáde lọ pàdé Jakọbu, ó dì mọ́ ọn, ó fi ẹnu kò ó ní ẹnu, ó sì mú un lọ sí ilé. Nígbà náà ni Jakọbu ròyìn ohun gbogbo fún un. 14Labani sì wí pé, “Ẹran-ara àti ẹ̀jẹ̀ ara mi ni ìwọ jẹ́.”
Jakọbu fẹ́ àwọn ọmọ Labani Lea àti Rakeli
Lẹ́yìn tí Jakọbu sì wà pẹ̀lú rẹ̀ fún odidi oṣù kan, 15Labani wí fún Jakọbu pé, “Bí a tilẹ̀ jẹ́ ìbátan, kò yẹ kí o máa ṣiṣẹ́ fún mi lásán láìgba ohun kankan. Sọ ohun tì ìwọ fẹ́ gbà fún iṣẹ́ tí ìwọ ń ṣe fún mi!”
16Wàyí o, Labani ní ọmọbìnrin méjì, orúkọ èyí ẹ̀gbọ́n ń jẹ́ Lea, orúkọ àbúrò sì ń jẹ́ Rakeli. 17Lea kò ní ẹwà púpọ̀, ṣùgbọ́n Rakeli ní ẹwà gidigidi. Ojú rẹ̀ sì fanimọ́ra. 18Jakọbu sì fẹ́ràn Rakeli, ó sì wí fún baba rẹ̀ pé, “Èmi yóò ṣiṣẹ́ sìn ọ fún ọdún méje, bí ìwọ yóò bá fún mi ní Rakeli ọmọ rẹ ní aya.”
19Labani sì dáhùn wí pé, “Ó kúkú sàn kí ń fi fún ọ, ju kí ń fi fún ẹlòmíràn lọ, nítorí náà wà ní ọ̀dọ̀ mi.” 20Jakọbu sì ṣiṣẹ́ sin Labani fún ọdún méje láti fẹ́ Rakeli. Àwọn ọdún wọ̀nyí sì dàbí ọjọ́ díẹ̀ lára rẹ̀, nítorí ó fẹ́ràn rẹ̀.
21Jakọbu sì wí fún Labani pé, “Mo ti parí àsìkò tí a jọ ṣe àdéhùn rẹ̀, nítorí náà fún mi ní aya mi, kí òun lè ṣe aya fún mi.”
22Labani sì pe gbogbo ènìyàn ibẹ̀ jọ, ó sì ṣe àsè ìyàwó fún wọ́n. 23Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí ó di òru, Labani mú Lea tọ Jakọbu lọ. Jakọbu sì bá a lòpọ̀. 24Labani sì fi Silipa ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀ obìnrin fún Lea gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìránṣẹ́.
25Sì kíyèsi, nígbà ti ilẹ̀ mọ́, Jakọbu rí i pé Lea ni! Ó sì wí fún Labani pé, “Èwo ni ìwọ ṣe sí mi yìí? Ṣe bí nítorí Rakeli ni mo ṣe ṣiṣẹ́ sìn ọ, èéṣe tí ìwọ tàn mi?”
26Labani sì dáhùn pé, “Kò bá àṣà wa mu láti fi àbúrò fún ọkọ ṣáájú ẹ̀gbọ́n rẹ̀. 27Mú sùúrù parí ọ̀sẹ̀ ìgbéyàwó yìí náà, nígbà náà ni èmi yóò fi àbúrò rẹ̀ fún ọ pẹ̀lú, bí ìwọ ó bá ṣiṣẹ́ sìn mi fún ọdún méje mìíràn.”
28Jakọbu sì gbà láti sin Labani fún ọdún méje mìíràn. Labani sì fi Rakeli ọmọ rẹ̀ fún un bí aya. 29Labani sì fi Biliha ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀ obìnrin fún Rakeli bí ìránṣẹ́. 30Jakọbu sì bá Rakeli náà lòpọ̀. Ó sì fẹ́ràn Rakeli ju Lea lọ, ó sì ṣiṣẹ́ sin Labani fún ọdún méje mìíràn.
Àwọn ọmọ Jakọbu
31Nígbà tí Ọlọ́run sì ri pé, Jakọbu kò fẹ́ràn Lea, ó ṣí i ni inú ṣùgbọ́n Rakeli yàgàn. 32Lea sì lóyún, ó sì bí ọmọkùnrin kan, ó sì pe orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Reubeni, nítorí ó wí pé, “Nítorí Ọlọ́run ti mọ ìpọ́njú mi, dájúdájú, ọkọ mi yóò fẹ́ràn mi báyìí.”
33Ó sì tún lóyún, ó bí ọmọkùnrin kan. Ó sì pe orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Simeoni, wí pé “Nítorí tí Olúwa ti gbọ́ pé a kò fẹ́ràn mi, ó sì fi èyí fún mi pẹ̀lú.”
34Ó sì tún lóyún, ó bí ọmọkùnrin kan, ó sì wí pé, “Nígbà yìí ni ọkọ mi yóò fi ara mọ́ mi, nítorí tí mo ti bí ọmọkùnrin mẹ́ta fún un,” nítorí náà ni ó ṣe pe orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Lefi.
35Ó sì tún lóyún, ó sì tún jẹ́ pé ọmọkùnrin ni ó bí, ó sì wí pé, “Nígbà yìí ni èmi yóò yin Olúwa.” Ó sì pe orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Juda. Ó sì dáwọ́ ọmọ bíbí dúró.