Genesis 31:46

“And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iacob saide vnto his brethren, Gather stones: and they tooke stones, and made an heape, and they did eate there vpon the heape.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jacob said to his kinsmen, "Gather stones. So they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there by the heap."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made a heap: and they did eat there by the heap.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jacob said to his people, Get stones together; and they did so; and they had a meal there by the stones.
- Basic English Bible

And Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones. And they took stones, and made a heap, and ate there upon the heap.
- Darby Bible

And Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made a heap: and they ate there upon the heap.
- Webster's Bible

Jacob said to his relatives, "Gather stones." They took stones, and made a heap. They ate there by the heap.
- World English Bible

and Jacob saith to his brethren, `Gather stones,' and they take stones, and make a heap; and they eat there on the heap;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jacob said unto his brethren: 'Gather stones'; and they took stones, and made a heap. And they did eat there by the heap.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 31

  • Irene123
    To Leslie on 'stuff' - Michael C. was right. Also, the word 'stuff' is not slang. Also it's from the 1700's KING'S ENGLISH. There is no better English. Also, 'stuff' was translated from the O.T. Hebrew. We say, oh, it's just stuff ....; that's not a slang word. It's a 'general, all inclusive term.
  • Michael C.
    When studying the Scriptures, there are some basic reference tools that everyone who really wants to learn, should get accustomed to using. Regardless of one's modern education level, it is vital to understand the meanings of the words used by both the inspired writers, and the translators of the Bible. A Strong's Concordance w/ Hebrew and Greek Lexicon; a College Level Dictionary; and EFFORT!
  • Leslie
    Does no one find it odd that in the KJV Bible Genesis 31:37 , the word "stuff" is used twice? Their speech back then was so proper...stuff is slang.
  • Rocky
    Holy means,things that have to do with God.thus you have the story of one Gods Favorites Jacob,there are more twist and turns in this story than espionage movie.
  • Olatunji Matthew for verse 36
    You don 't ask for freedom but you fight for it
  • MARLENE SARGENT for verse 15
    Laban was A deceitful man Jacob was very wise in dealing with his cheating lying ways... Rachel wanted to get even stole his idols.. A chip off the family tree...

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