Genesis 31:48
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English Standard Version
Laban said, “This heap is a witness between you and me today.” Therefore he named it Galeed,

King James Bible
And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

American Standard Version
And Laban said, This heap is witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Laban said: This heap shall be a witness between me and thee this day, and therefore the name thereof was called Galaad, that is, The witness heap.

English Revised Version
And Laban said, This heap is witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed:

Genesis 31:48 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Except the God of my father...had been for me, surely thou wouldst now have sent me away empty. God has seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and last night He judged it." By the warning given to Laban, God pronounced sentence upon the matter between Jacob and Laban, condemning the course which Laban had pursued, and still intended to pursue, towards Jacob; but not on that account sanctioning all that Jacob had done to increase his own possessions, still less confirming Jacob's assertion that the vision mentioned by Jacob (Genesis 31:11, Genesis 31:12) was a revelation from God. But as Jacob had only met cunning with cunning, deceit with deceit, Laban had no right to punish him for what he had done. Some excuse may indeed be found for Jacob's conduct in the heartless treatment he received from Laban, but the fact that God defended him from Laban's revenge did not prove it to be right. He had not acted upon the rule laid down in Proverbs 20:22 (cf. Romans 12:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:15).

Genesis 31:48 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

This heap.

Joshua 24:27 And Joshua said to all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness to us...

Galeed. or, Gilead.

Genesis 31:23 And he took his brothers with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

Deuteronomy 2:36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even to Gilead...

Deuteronomy 3:16 And to the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even to the river Arnon half the valley...

Joshua 13:8,9 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward...

Cross References
Genesis 21:30
He said, "These seven ewe lambs you will take from my hand, that this may be a witness for me that I dug this well."

Joshua 22:27
but to be a witness between us and you, and between our generations after us, that we do perform the service of the LORD in his presence with our burnt offerings and sacrifices and peace offerings, so your children will not say to our children in time to come, "You have no portion in the LORD."'

Joshua 24:27
And Joshua said to all the people, "Behold, this stone shall be a witness against us, for it has heard all the words of the LORD that he spoke to us. Therefore it shall be a witness against you, lest you deal falsely with your God."

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