New International Version
It was also called Mizpah, because he said, "May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other.
King James Bible
And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
Darby Bible Translation
-- and Mizpah; for he said, Let Jehovah watch between me and thee, when we shall be hidden one from another:
World English Bible
and Mizpah, for he said, "Yahweh watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
Young's Literal Translation
Mizpah also, for he said, 'Jehovah doth watch between me and thee, for we are hidden one from another;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I think these two verses are badly divided, and should be read thus:
Genesis 31:48 - And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day.
Genesis 31:49 - Therefore was the name of it called Galeed and Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
Mizpah - מעפה mitspah signifies a watch-tower; and Laban supposes that in consequence of the consecration of the place, and the covenant now solemnly made and ratified, that God would take possession of this heap, and stand on it as on a watch-tower, to prevent either of them from trenching on the conditions of their covenant.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Mizpah. i.e., a beacon, or watch-tower.
LibraryGen. xxxi. 11
Of no less importance and significance is the passage Gen. xxxi. 11 seq. According to ver. 11, the Angel of God, [Hebrew: mlaK halhiM] appears toJacob in a dream. In ver. 13, the same person calls himself the God of Bethel, with reference to the event recorded in chap. xxviii. 11-22. It cannot be supposed that in chap xxviii. the mediation of a common angel took place, who, however, had not been expressly mentioned; for Jehovah is there contrasted with the angels. In ver. 12, we read: "And behold …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Epistle Xlix. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch .
Then the Spirit of the LORD came on Jephthah. He crossed Gilead and Manasseh, passed through Mizpah of Gilead, and from there he advanced against the Ammonites.
1 Samuel 7:5
Then Samuel said, "Assemble all Israel at Mizpah, and I will intercede with the LORD for you."
1 Samuel 7:6
When they had assembled at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out before the LORD. On that day they fasted and there they confessed, "We have sinned against the LORD." Now Samuel was serving as leader of Israel at Mizpah.
1 Samuel 20:23
And about the matter you and I discussed--remember, the LORD is witness between you and me forever."
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