Genesis 31:53
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New International Version
May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." So Jacob took an oath in the name of the Fear of his father Isaac.

New Living Translation
I call on the God of our ancestors--the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of my grandfather Nahor--to serve as a judge between us." So Jacob took an oath before the fearsome God of his father, Isaac, to respect the boundary line.

English Standard Version
The God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us.” So Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac,

New American Standard Bible
"The God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." So Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.

King James Bible
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The God of Abraham, and the gods of Nahor--the gods of their father--will judge between us." And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.

International Standard Version
May Abraham's God and Nahor's god judge between us." So Jacob made an oath by his father's Fear,

NET Bible
May the God of Abraham and the god of Nahor, the gods of their father, judge between us." Jacob took an oath by the God whom his father Isaac feared.

New Heart English Bible
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." Then Jacob swore by the fear of his father, Isaac.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May the God of Abraham and Nahor-the God of their father-judge between us." So Jacob swore this oath by the Fear of his father Isaac

JPS Tanakh 1917
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us.' And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.

New American Standard 1977
“The God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us.” So Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their fathers, judge between us. And Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.

King James 2000 Bible
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us. And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.

American King James Version
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us. And Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.

American Standard Version
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the Fear of his father Isaac.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nachor, the God of their father, judge between us. And jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.

Darby Bible Translation
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us! And Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.

English Revised Version
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the Fear of his father Isaac.

Webster's Bible Translation
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.

World English Bible
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." Then Jacob swore by the fear of his father, Isaac.

Young's Literal Translation
the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, doth judge between us -- the God of their father,' and Jacob sweareth by the Fear of his father Isaac.
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
52"This heap is a witness, and the pillar is a witness, that I will not pass by this heap to you for harm, and you will not pass by this heap and this pillar to me, for harm. 53"The God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us." So Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac. 54Then Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain, and called his kinsmen to the meal; and they ate the meal and spent the night on the mountain.…
Cross References
Genesis 16:5
And Sarai said to Abram, "May the wrong done me be upon you. I gave my maid into your arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her sight. May the LORD judge between you and me."

Genesis 28:13
And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.

Genesis 31:42
"If the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had not been for me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God has seen my affliction and the toil of my hands, so He rendered judgment last night."

Genesis 31:52
"This heap is a witness, and the pillar is a witness, that I will not pass by this heap to you for harm, and you will not pass by this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.

Genesis 47:31
He said, "Swear to me." So he swore to him. Then Israel bowed in worship at the head of the bed.

Exodus 5:21
They said to them, "May the LORD look upon you and judge you, for you have made us odious in Pharaoh's sight and in the sight of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us."

Judges 11:27
'I therefore have not sinned against you, but you are doing me wrong by making war against me; may the LORD, the Judge, judge today between the sons of Israel and the sons of Ammon.'"

1 Samuel 20:23
"As for the agreement of which you and I have spoken, behold, the LORD is between you and me forever."

1 Samuel 24:12
"May the LORD judge between you and me, and may the LORD avenge me on you; but my hand shall not be against you.
Treasury of Scripture

The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us. And Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.

God of Abraham.

Genesis 11:24-29,31 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah…

Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed …

Genesis 22:20-24 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, …

Genesis 24:3,4 And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the …

Exodus 3:6 Moreover he said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, …

Joshua 24:2 And Joshua said to all the people, Thus said the LORD God of Israel, …

their father. For avihem, 'Their father,' several MSS. read avichem, 'Your father,' for Terah was an idolater: see

Joshua 24:2 And Joshua said to all the people, Thus said the LORD God of Israel, …

judge.

Genesis 16:5 And Sarai said to Abram, My wrong be on you: I have given my maid …

sware.

Genesis 14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my hand to the …

Genesis 21:23,24 Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely …

Genesis 24:3 And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the …

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

fear.

Genesis 31:42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of …

Deuteronomy 6:13 You shall fear the LORD your God, and serve him, and shall swear by his name.

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