Genesis 31:44
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.”

Berean Study Bible
Come now, let us make a covenant, you and I, and let it serve as 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.

New King James Version
Now therefore, come, 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’s make a covenant, you and I, and it shall be a witness between you and me.”

NASB 1995
“So now come, let us make a covenant, you and I, and let it be a witness between you and me.”

NASB 1977
“So now come, let us make a covenant, you and I, and let it be a witness between you and me.”

Amplified Bible
So come now, let us make a covenant, you and I, and let it serve as a witness between you and me.”

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

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

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now, come; let us establish a covenant, I and you, and it will be a witness between me and you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now then come, let me make a covenant, both I and thou, and it shall be for a witness between me and thee; and he said to him, Behold, there is no one with us; behold, God is witness between me and thee.

Contemporary English Version
So I am ready to make an agreement with you, and we will pile up some large rocks here to remind us of the agreement."

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

Good News Translation
I am ready to make an agreement with you. Let us make a pile of stones to remind us of our agreement."

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

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."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And now come, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.'

Literal Standard Version
And now, come, let us make a covenant, I and you, and it has been for a witness between me and you.”

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

New Heart English Bible
So now, come, let us make a covenant, you and I, and let it be a witness between the two of us. "And he said to him, "Look, there is no one with us; see, God is witness between me and you."

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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob's Covenant with Laban
43But Laban answered Jacob, “These daughters are my daughters, these sons are my sons, and these flocks are my flocks! Everything you see is mine! Yet what can I do today about these daughters of mine or the children they have borne? 44Come now, let us make a covenant, you and I, and let it serve as a witness between you and me.” 45So Jacob picked out a stone and set it up as a pillar,…

Cross References
Genesis 21:27
So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a covenant.

Genesis 21:32
After they had made the covenant at Beersheba, Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army got up and returned to the land of the Philistines.

Genesis 26:28
"We can plainly see that the LORD has been with you," they replied. "We recommend that there should now be an oath between us and you. Let us make a covenant with you

Joshua 24:27
And Joshua said to all the people, "You see this stone. It will be a witness against us, for it has heard all the words the LORD has spoken to us, and it will be a witness against you if you ever deny 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, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

Genesis 21:22-32
And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest: …

Genesis 26:28-31
And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee; …

a witness.

Genesis 31:48,52
And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed; …

Genesis 21:30
And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.

Deuteronomy 31:19,21,26
Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Come
לְכָ֛ה (lə·ḵāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

now,
וְעַתָּ֗ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

let us make
נִכְרְתָ֥ה (niḵ·rə·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's 3772: To cut, to destroy, consume, to covenant

a covenant,
בְרִ֖ית (ḇə·rîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1285: A covenant

you
וָאָ֑תָּה (wā·’āt·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

and I,
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

and let it serve as
וְהָיָ֥ה (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a witness
לְעֵ֖ד (lə·‘êḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5707: A witness, testimony, a recorder, prince

between
בֵּינִ֥י (bê·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

you and me.”
וּבֵינֶֽךָ׃ (ū·ḇê·ne·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 996: An interval, space between


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