Genesis 31:49

“And Mizpah: for he said, The LORD watch betweene me and thee when we are absent one from another.”

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Other Translations

And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
- King James Version

and Mizpah, for he said, "May the LORD watch between you and me when we are absent one from the other.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and Mizpah, for he said, Jehovah watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Mizpah, for he said, May the Lord keep watch on us when we are unable to see one another's doings.
- Basic English Bible

-- and Mizpah; for he said, Let Jehovah watch between me and thee, when we shall be hidden one from another:
- Darby Bible

And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
- Webster's Bible

and Mizpah, for he said, "Yahweh watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
- World English Bible

Mizpah also, for he said, `Jehovah doth watch between me and thee, for we are hidden one from another;
- Youngs Literal Bible

and Mizpah, for he said: 'The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 31

  • John
    So here is a firm covenant, before Jehovah, that the border of Syria and Israel is on the mount Gilead? The Golan Heights are much further north? Mmm.
  • John
    Stuff the noun in this early modern context should be associated with the verb and interpreted as their furnishing. Stuffing in the sense of a mattress or pillow、 slang is a misnomer in language it is a class based assessment not a linguistic reality. One of my reasons for reading KJB is for etymology and early modern context since becoming an English teacher overseas and encountering US English
  • BSP
    Verse 5- even when our family members fail to be there for us we can count on Jehovah God being there for us if we draw lose to him.
  • Stan jett
    Leslie: Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without the Turkey and the 'stuffings." (jk) We say stuff all the time down south and we also say Ya'll.
  • A disciple
    Leigh (cont.); "..Did I miss something?" Abraham came into the land of Canaan by God's direction, to pass his days as a stranger and a pilgrim in a country that was to be given to him in the future; and as a watcher and a holy one to be a witness of the ungodly nation which God was about to take away. Jacob knew the high and holy calling of God on his family though his wife lagged a little behind.
  • A disciple
    Leigh; The relatives of Jacob were nothing like the Canaanites, even if they were infected with idols: they were not the same kind that Moses later wrote about, who did every abomination that the LORD hates and therefore had God judged to have them completely and utterly exterminated from the earth. There are nations and people today that simply don't know any better, and the Lord will have mercy.

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