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49 and also Mizpah,[a] for he said: “May the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are out of each other’s sight.

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  1. 31:49 Mizpah: a town in Gilead; cf. Jgs 10:17; 11:11, 34; Hos 5:1. The Hebrew name mispa (“lookout”) is allied to yisep yhwh (“may the Lord keep watch”), and also echoes the word masseba (“sacred pillar”).

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