Genesis 31:48
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New International Version
Laban said, "This heap is a witness between you and me today." That is why it was called Galeed.

New Living Translation
Then Laban declared, "This pile of stones will stand as a witness to remind us of the covenant we have made today." This explains why it was called Galeed--"Witness Pile."

English Standard Version
Laban said, “This heap is a witness between you and me today.” Therefore he named it Galeed,

New American Standard Bible
Laban said, "This heap is a witness between you and me this day." Therefore it was named Galeed,

King James Bible
And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Laban said, "This mound is a witness between you and me today." Therefore the place was called Galeed

International Standard Version
Then Laban said, "This stack will serve as a witness between you and me today." That's how the place came to be named Galeed.

NET Bible
Laban said, "This pile of stones is a witness of our agreement today." That is why it was called Galeed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Laban said, "This pile of stones stands as a witness between you and me today." This is why it was named Galeed

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Laban said: 'This heap is witness between me and thee this day.' Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

New American Standard 1977
And Laban said, “This heap is a witness between you and me this day.” Therefore it was named Galeed;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

King James 2000 Bible
And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and you this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

American King James Version
And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and you this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

American Standard Version
And Laban said, This heap is witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Laban said: This heap shall be a witness between me and thee this day, and therefore the name thereof was called Galaad, that is, The witness heap.

Darby Bible Translation
And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed,

English Revised Version
And Laban said, This heap is witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed:

World English Bible
Laban said, "This heap is witness between me and you this day." Therefore it was named Galeed

Young's Literal Translation
And Laban saith, 'This heap is witness between me and thee to-day;' therefore hath he called its name Galeed;
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Jacob's Covenant with Laban
47Now Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed. 48Laban said, "This heap is a witness between you and me this day." Therefore it was named Galeed, 49and Mizpah, for he said, "May the LORD watch between you and me when we are absent one from the other.…
Cross References
Genesis 21:30
He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well."

Joshua 22:27
rather it shall be a witness between us and you and between our generations after us, that we are to perform the service of the LORD before Him with our burnt offerings, and with our sacrifices and with our peace offerings, so that your sons will not say to our sons in time to come, "You have no portion in the LORD."'

Joshua 24:27
Joshua said to all the people, "Behold, this stone shall be for a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the LORD which He spoke to us; thus it shall be for a witness against you, so that you do not deny your God."
Treasury of Scripture

And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and you this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

This heap.

Joshua 24:27 And Joshua said to all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a …

Galeed. or, Gilead.

Genesis 31:23 And he took his brothers with him, and pursued after him seven days' …

Deuteronomy 2:36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from …

Deuteronomy 3:16 And to the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even …

Joshua 13:8,9 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, …

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