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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Genesis 31:43 - 55
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 31
31:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Laban answered Jacob, "The women are my daughters, the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks. All you see is mine. Yet what can I do today about these daughters of mine, or about the children they have borne?
 
31:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Come now, let's make a covenant, you and I, and let it serve as a witness between us."
 
31:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar.
 
31:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He said to his relatives, "Gather some stones." So they took stones and piled them in a heap, and they ate there by the heap.
 
31:47 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, F156 and Jacob called it Galeed. F157
 
31:48 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Laban said, "This heap is a witness between you and me today." That is why it was called Galeed.
 
31:49 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
It was also called Mizpah, F158 because he said, "May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other.
 
31:50 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If you mistreat my daughters or if you take any wives besides my daughters, even though no one is with us, remember that God is a witness between you and me."
 
31:51 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Laban also said to Jacob, "Here is this heap, and here is this pillar I have set up between you and me.
 
31:52 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This heap is a witness, and this pillar is a witness, that I will not go past this heap to your side to harm you and that you will not go past this heap and pillar to my side to harm me.
 
31:53 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." So Jacob took an oath in the name of the Fear of his father Isaac.
 
31:54 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He offered a sacrifice there in the hill country and invited his relatives to a meal. After they had eaten, they spent the night there.
 
31:55 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Early the next morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then he left and returned home.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F156 The Aramaic Jegar Sahadutha means witness heap.
F157 The Hebrew Galeed means witness heap.
F158 Mizpah means watchtower.

 
 

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