New International Version
Laban also said to Jacob, "Here is this heap, and here is this pillar I have set up between you and me.
King James Bible
And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;
Darby Bible Translation
And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold the pillar which I have set up between me and thee:
World English Bible
Laban said to Jacob, "See this heap, and see the pillar, which I have set between me and you.
Young's Literal Translation
And Laban saith to Jacob, 'Lo, this heap, and lo, the standing pillar which I have cast between me and thee;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And Laban said to Jacob - behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee - But this pillar, not cast but set up, was certainly set up by Jacob; for in Genesis 31:45 we read, And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar: it is therefore for the honor of one Hebrew and one Samaritan MS. that they have preserved the true reading in Genesis 31:51, ירית yaritha, Thou hast set up - Kennicott. Instead of either of the above readings the Samaritan text has yarata, The pillar which thou Seest betwixt me and thee.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I have cast. For yarithi, 'I have set up,' we may read yaritha, 'Thou hast set up,' with one Heb. and one Sam. MS: see ver.
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 .
If you mistreat my daughters or if you take any wives besides my daughters, even though no one is with us, remember that God is a witness between you and me."
This heap is a witness, and this pillar is a witness, that I will not go past this heap to your side to harm you and that you will not go past this heap and pillar to my side to harm me.
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