New Living Translation
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters who came as usual to draw water and fill the water troughs for their father's flocks.
King James Bible
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
Darby Bible Translation
And the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs, to water their father's flock.
World English Bible
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
Young's Literal Translation
And to a priest of Midian are seven daughters, and they come and draw, and fill the troughs, to water the flock of their father,
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He made the camels kneel beside a well just outside the town. It was evening, and the women were coming out to draw water.
See, I am standing here beside this spring, and the young women of the town are coming out to draw water.
He saw a well in the distance. Three flocks of sheep and goats lay in an open field beside it, waiting to be watered. But a heavy stone covered the mouth of the well.
"Is he doing well?" Jacob asked. "Yes, he's well," they answered. "Look, here comes his daughter Rachel with the flock now."
Jacob was still talking with them when Rachel arrived with her father's flock, for she was a shepherd.
And because Rachel was his cousin--the daughter of Laban, his mother's brother--and because the sheep and goats belonged to his uncle Laban, Jacob went over to the well and moved the stone from its mouth and watered his uncle's flock.
One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God.
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