English Standard Version
And Jacob said to his kinsmen, “Gather stones.” And they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there by the heap.
King James Bible
And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.
American Standard Version
And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made a heap: and they did eat there by the heap.
And he said to his brethren: Bring hither stones. And they gathering stones together, made a heap, and they ate upon it.
English Revised Version
And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there by the heap.
Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made a heap: and they ate there upon the heap.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
"I have been; by day (i.e., I have been in this condition, that by day) heat has consumed (prostrated) me, and cold by night" - for it is well known, that in the East the cold by night corresponds to the heat by day; the hotter the day the colder the night, as a rule.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
an heap. The word gal, rendered 'heap,' properly signifies a round heap or circle; probably like the Druidical remains in this country, which have been traced in India, Persia, Western Asia, Greece, and Northern Europe. These usually consist of irregular circles of large stones, with a principal one in the midst; the former probably being used for seats, and the latter for an altar; corresponding to the stone set up as a pillar by Jacob, and the heap of stones collected by his brethren. They appear to have been used, as Gilgal undoubtedly was, (Jos.
.) as temples, and as places for holding councils, and assembling the people. For a satisfactory elucidation of this subject, consult the Fragments to Calmet, Nos.
So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar.
Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.
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