One day Rebekah found out that Esau was planning to kill Jacob.
Rebekah told Jacob what Esau was going to do and told him to live
in Haran for a while. Isaac also told him to go to Haran to find
On the way to Haran, Jacob had a dream. He saw a ladder that reached
to heaven. Angels were going up and down the ladder and the Lord
stood at the top. Jacob knew that God was with him. And he knew
that God would keep him safe and bring him back home one day.
Jacob saw Rachel at a well and fell in love with her. He stayed
in her father's house for a month. Then Laban asked him what he
should be paid. Jacob said that he would work seven years for Rachel
to be his wife.
After Jacob worked seven year, Laban tricked him and gave him Leah
to be his wife. The next day Jacob complained to Laban. Laban then
gave him Rachel to be his wife but he had to work another seven
Leah, Rachel, and their maids bore Jacob twelve children. They
had eleven boys and one girl. After Rachel bore Joseph, they left
Haran and then she bore Benjamin. These boys grew up to become the
twelve patriarchs of Israel.
1. Was Esau planning to kill Jacob?
2. How did Jacob find out what Esau was planning to do?
3. What did Jacob do?
4. Who did Jacob marry?
5. How many children did Jacob have while living in Haran?
6. Who was born before Jacob and his family left Haran? Who was
born after they left Haran?