Genesis 31:45

“And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 31:45

And Iacob tooke a stone, and set it vp for a pillar.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Jacob took a stone and set it up {as} a pillar.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Jacob took a stone and put it up as a pillar.
- Basic English Bible

And Jacob took a stone, and set it up [for] a pillar.
- Darby Bible

And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
- Webster's Bible

Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
- World English Bible

And Jacob taketh a stone, and lifteth it up [for] a standing pillar;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 31:45

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 31:45


31:43 All his mine - That is, came by me.

31:44 Let us make a covenant - It was made and ratified with great solemnity, according to the usages of those times. A pillar was erected, and a heap of stones raised, to perpetuate the memory of the thing, writing being then not known. A sacrifice was offered, a sacrifice of peace - offerings. They did eat bread together, jointly partaking of the feast upon the sacrifice. This was in token of a hearty reconciliation. Covenants of friendship were anciently ratified by the parties eating and drinking together. They solemnity appealed to God concerning their sincerity herein; As a witness, #Ge 31:49|. The Lord watch between me and thee - That is, the Lord take cognizance of every thing that shall be done on either side in violation of this league. As a judge, The God of Abraham, from whom Jacob was descended, and The God of Nahor, from whom Laban was descended, the God of their father, the common ancestor from whom they were both descended, judge betwixt us. God's relation to them is thus expressed, to intimate that they worshipped one and the same God, upon which consideration there ought to be no enmity betwixt them. Those that have one God should have one heart: God is judge between contending parties, and he will judge righteously, whoever doth wrong it is at their peril. They gave a new name to the place, #Ge 31:47|,48. Laban called it in Syriac, and Jacob in Hebrew, The heap of witness. And #Ge 31:49|, it was called Mizpah, a watch - tower. Posterity being included in the league, care was taken that thus the memory of it should be preserved. The name Jacob gave this heap stuck by it, Galeed, not the name Laban gave it.


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