Genesis 31:44
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New International Version
Come now, let's make a covenant, you and I, and let it serve as a witness between us."

New Living Translation
So come, let's make a covenant, you and I, and it will be a witness to our commitment."

English Standard Version
Come now, let us make a covenant, you and I. And let it be a witness between you and me.”

New American Standard Bible
"So now come, let us make a covenant, you and I, and let it be a witness between you and me."

King James Bible
Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Come now, let's make a covenant, you and I. Let it be a witness between the two of us."

International Standard Version
Come, let's make a covenant just between you and me. And let it serve as a witness between you and me."

NET Bible
So now, come, let's make a formal agreement, you and I, and it will be proof that we have made peace."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now, let's make an agreement and let it stand as a witness between you and me."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou, and let it be for a witness between me and thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore come, let us make a covenant, I and you; and let it be for a witness between me and you.

American King James Version
Now therefore come you, let us make a covenant, I and you; and let it be for a witness between me and you.

American Standard Version
And now come, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Come therefore, let us enter into a league: that it may be for a testimony between me and thee.

Darby Bible Translation
And now, come, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be a witness between me and thee.

English Revised Version
And now come, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.

World English Bible
Now come, let us make a covenant, you and I; and let it be for a witness between me and you."

Young's Literal Translation
and now, come, let us make a covenant, I and thou, and it hath been for a witness between me and thee.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

31:43-55 Laban could neither justify himself nor condemn Jacob, therefore desires to hear no more of that matter. He is not willing to own himself in fault, as he ought to have done. But he proposes a covenant of friendship between them, to which Jacob readily agrees. A heap of stones was raised, to keep up the memory of the event, writing being then not known or little used. A sacrifice of peace offerings was offered. Peace with God puts true comfort into our peace with our friends. They did eat bread together, partaking of the feast upon the sacrifice. In ancient times covenants of friendship were ratified by the parties eating and drinking together. God is judge between contending parties, and he will judge righteously; whoever do wrong, it is at their peril. They gave a new name to the place, The heap of witness. After this angry parley, they part friends. God is often better to us than our fears, and overrules the spirits of men in our favour, beyond what we could have expected; for it is not in vain to trust in him.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now therefore, come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou,.... Let us be good friends, and enter into an alliance for mutual safety, and make an agreement for each other's good. Laban perceiving that Jacob's God was with him, and blessed him, and made him prosperous, and protected him, was fearful, lest, growing powerful, he should some time or other revenge himself on him or his, for his ill usage of him; and therefore was desirous of entering into a covenant of friendship with him:

and let it be for a witness between me and thee; that all past differences are made up, and former quarrels subside, and everything before amiss is forgiven and forgotten, and that for the future peace and good will subsist; of which a covenant made between them would be a testimony.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

44. Come thou, let us make a covenant—The way in which this covenant was ratified was by a heap of stones being laid in a circular pile, to serve as seats, and in the center of this circle a large one was set up perpendicularly for an altar. It is probable that a sacrifice was first offered, and then that the feast of reconciliation was partaken of by both parties seated on the stones around it. To this day heaps of stones, which have been used as memorials, are found abundantly in the region where this transaction took place.

Genesis 31:44 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jacob's Covenant with Laban
43Then Laban replied to Jacob, "The daughters are my daughters, and the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine. But what can I do this day to these my daughters or to their children whom they have borne? 44"So now come, let us make a covenant, you and I, and let it be a witness between you and me." 45Then Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar.…
Cross References
Genesis 21:27
So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelek, and the two men made a treaty.

Genesis 21:32
After the treaty had been made at Beersheba, Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces returned to the land of the Philistines.

Genesis 26:28
They answered, "We saw clearly that the LORD was with you; so we said, 'There ought to be a sworn agreement between us'--between us and you. Let us make a treaty with you

Joshua 24:27
"See!" he said to all the people. "This stone will be a witness against us. It has heard all the words the LORD has said to us. It will be a witness against you if you are untrue to your God."
Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore come you, let us make a covenant, I and you; and let it be for a witness between me and you.

let us.

Genesis 15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your …

Genesis 21:22-32 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the …

Genesis 26:28-31 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with you: and we …

1 Samuel 20:14-17 And you shall not only while yet I live show me the kindness of the …

a witness.

Genesis 31:48,52 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and you this day. …

Genesis 21:30 And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shall you take of my hand, …

Deuteronomy 31:19,21,26 Now therefore write you this song for you, and teach it the children …

Joshua 22:27 But that it may be a witness between us, and you, and our generations …

Joshua 24:25-27 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them …

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