43 Then Laban answered and said to Jacob, “The daughters are my daughters, the children are my children, the flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine. But what can I do this day for these my daughters or for their children whom they have borne? 44 Come now, (A)let us make a covenant, you and I. (B)And let it be a witness between you and me.” 45 So Jacob (C)took a stone and set it up as a pillar. 46 And Jacob said to his kinsmen, “Gather stones.” And they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there by the heap. 47 Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha,[a] but Jacob called it Galeed.[b] 48 Laban said, (D)“This heap is a witness between you and me today.” Therefore he named it Galeed, 49 (E)and Mizpah,[c] for he said, “The Lord watch between you and me, when we are out of one another's sight. 50 If you oppress my daughters, or if you take wives besides my daughters, although no one is with us, see, (F)God is witness between you and me.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 31:47 Aramaic the heap of witness
  2. Genesis 31:47 Hebrew the heap of witness
  3. Genesis 31:49 Mizpah means watchpost

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