Jacob Flees From Laban
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Jacob put his children and his wives on camels,
18and he drove all his livestock ahead of him, along with all the goods he had accumulated in Paddan Aram, to go to his
father Isaac in the land of Canaan.
19When Laban had gone to shear his sheep, Rachel stole her
father’s household gods.
20Moreover, Jacob deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling
him he was running away.
21So he fled with all he had, crossed the Euphrates River, and
headed for the hill country of Gilead.
Laban Pursues Jacob
22On the third day Laban was told that Jacob had fled.
23Taking his relatives with him, he pursued Jacob for seven
days and caught up with him in the hill country of Gilead.
24Then God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream at night
and said to him, “Be careful not to say anything to Jacob,
either good or bad.”
When God gives a command he protects.