Genesis 31:47
New International Version
Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, and Jacob called it Galeed.

New Living Translation
To commemorate the event, Laban called the place Jegar-sahadutha (which means "witness pile" in Aramaic), and Jacob called it Galeed (which means "witness pile" in Hebrew).

English Standard Version
Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.

Berean Study Bible
Laban named it Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.

New American Standard Bible
Now Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.

King James Bible
And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

Christian Standard Bible
Laban named the mound Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob named it Galeed.

Contemporary English Version
Laban named the pile of rocks Jegar Sahadutha. But Jacob named it Galeed.

Good News Translation
Laban named it Jegar Sahadutha, while Jacob named it Galeed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Laban named the mound Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob named it Galeed.

International Standard Version
Laban named the place Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob named it Galeed.

NET Bible
Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.

New Heart English Bible
Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[In his language] Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha [Witness Pile], but Jacob called it Galeed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha; but Jacob called it Galeed.

New American Standard 1977
Now Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.

King James 2000 Bible
And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

American King James Version
And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

American Standard Version
And Laban called it Jegar-saha-dutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Laban called it, the Heap of Testimony; and Jacob called it, the Witness Heap.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Laban called it The witness heap: and Jacob, The hillock of testimony: each of them according to the propriety of his language.

Darby Bible Translation
And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha, and Jacob called it Galeed.

English Revised Version
And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed:

World English Bible
Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.

Young's Literal Translation
and Laban calleth it Jegar-Sahadutha; and Jacob hath called it Galeed.
Study Bible
Jacob's Covenant with Laban
46and he said to his relatives, “Gather some stones.” So they took stones and made a mound, and there by the mound they ate. 47Laban named it Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed. 48Then Laban declared, “This mound is a witness between you and me this day.” Therefore the place was called Galeed,…
Cross References
Genesis 31:46
and he said to his relatives, "Gather some stones." So they took stones and made a mound, and there by the mound they ate.

Joshua 22:34
So the Reubenites and Gadites named the altar Witness, saying, "It is a witness between us that the LORD is God."

Treasury of Scripture

And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

Jegar-sahadutha.

Hebrews 12:1
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,







Lexicon
Laban
לָבָ֔ן (lā·ḇān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3837: Laban -- father-in-law of Jacob

named
וַיִּקְרָא־ (way·yiq·rā-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

it Jegar-sahadutha,
שָׂהֲדוּתָ֑א (śā·hă·ḏū·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3026: Jegar-sahadutha -- 'heap (of stones) of the testimony, ' a memorial of Jacob and Laban

but Jacob
וְיַֽעֲקֹ֔ב (wə·ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

called it
קָ֥רָא (qā·rā)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

Galeed.
גַּלְעֵֽד׃ (gal·‘êḏ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1567: Galeed -- 'witness-pile', a memorial of stones East of the Jordan River
(47) Jegar-sahadutha.--These are two Syriac words of the same meaning as Gal-'eed, Heap of Witness. A Syriac (or Aramaic) dialect was most probably the ordinary language of the people in Mesopotamia, but it seems plain that Laban and his family also spoke Hebrew, not merely from his calling the placo Mizpah, a Hebrew word, but from the names given by his daughters to their children.

Verse 47. - And Laban called it Jegar sahadutha: - A Chaldaic term signifying "Heap of testimony," βουνὸς τῆς μαρτυρίας (LXX.); tumulum testis (Vulgate) - but Jacob called it Galeed - compounded of Gal and 'ed and meaning, like the corresponding Aramaic term used' by Laban, "Heap of witness," βουνὸς μάρτυς (LXX.); acervum testimonii (Vulgate). "It is scarcely possible to doubt," says Kalisch, "that an important historical fact," relating to the primitive language of the patriarchs, "is concealed in this part of the narrative;" but whether that fact was that Aramaic, Syriac, or Chaldee was the mother-tongue of the family of Nahor, while Hebrew was acquired by Abraham in Canaan (Block, Delitzsch, Keil), or that Laban had deviated from the original speech of his ancestors (Jerome, Augustine), or that' Laban and Jacob both used the same language with some growing dialectic differences (Gosman in Lange, Inglis), Laban simply on this occasion giving the heap a name which would be known to the inhabitants of the district (Wordsworth), seems impossible to determine with certainty. The most that ran be reasonably inferred from the term Jegar-sahadutha is that Aramaic was the language of Mesopotamia (Rosenmüller); besides this expression there is no other evidence that Laban and Jacob conversed in different dialects; while it is certain that the word Mizpah, which was probably also spoken by Laban, is not Chaldee or Aramaic but Hebrew. 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.
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