Genesis 31, 42 – 44 „If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not been on my side, you would now have sent me away empty-handed. But God saw my plight and the fruits of my toil, and last night he reproached you. 43Laban replied to Jacob: The daughters are mine, their children are mine, and the flocks are mine; everything you see belongs to me. What can I do now for my own daughters and for the children they have borne? 44Come, now, let us make a covenant, you and I; and it will be a treaty between you and me”.