Genesis 31:46
New International Version
He said to his relatives, "Gather some stones." So they took stones and piled them in a heap, and they ate there by the heap.

New Living Translation
Then he told his family members, “Gather some stones.” So they gathered stones and piled them in a heap. Then Jacob and Laban sat down beside the pile of stones to eat a covenant meal.

English Standard Version
And Jacob said to his kinsmen, “Gather stones.” And they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there by the heap.

Berean Study Bible
and he said to his relatives, “Gather some stones.” So they took stones and made a mound, and there by the mound they ate.

New American Standard Bible
Jacob said to his kinsmen, "Gather stones." So they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there by the heap.

King James Bible
And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Jacob said to his relatives, "Gather stones." And they took stones and made a mound, then ate there by the mound.

Contemporary English Version
he told his men to get some more rocks and pile them up next to it. Then Jacob and Laban ate a meal together beside the rocks.

Good News Translation
He told his men to gather some rocks and pile them up. Then they ate a meal beside the pile of rocks.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jacob said to his relatives, "Gather stones." And they took stones and made a mound, then ate there by the mound.

International Standard Version
Then Jacob told his relatives, "Go gather some stones." So they picked up stones and stacked them one on top of the other. Then they had a meal together there by the stack of stones.

NET Bible
Then he said to his relatives, "Gather stones." So they brought stones and put them in a pile. They ate there by the pile of stones.

New Heart English Bible
Jacob said to his relatives, "Gather stones." They took stones, and made a heap. They ate there by the heap.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jacob said to his relatives, "Gather some stones." They took stones, put them into a pile, and ate there by the pile of stones.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob said unto his brethren: 'Gather stones'; and they took stones, and made a heap. And they did eat there by the heap.

New American Standard 1977
And Jacob said to his kinsmen, “Gather stones.” So they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there by the heap.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones and made a heap; and they ate there upon the heap.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made a heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.

American King James Version
And Jacob said to his brothers, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there on the heap.

American Standard Version
And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made a heap: and they did eat there by the heap.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones; and they gathered stones and made a heap, and ate there upon the heap; and Laban said to him, This heap witnesses between me and thee to-day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to his brethren: Bring hither stones. And they gathering stones together, made a heap, and they ate upon it.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones. And they took stones, and made a heap, and ate there upon the heap.

English Revised Version
And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there by the heap.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made a heap: and they ate there upon the heap.

World English Bible
Jacob said to his relatives, "Gather stones." They took stones, and made a heap. They ate there by the heap.

Young's Literal Translation
and Jacob saith to his brethren, 'Gather stones,' and they take stones, and make a heap; and they eat there on the heap;
Study Bible
Jacob's Covenant with Laban
45So Jacob picked out a stone and set it up as a pillar, 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.…
Cross References
Genesis 31:45
So Jacob picked out a stone and set it up as a pillar,

Genesis 31:47
Laban named it Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.

Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob said to his brothers, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there on the heap.

brethren.

Genesis 31:23,32,37,54
And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead…

Gather.

Joshua 4:5-9,20-24
And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of Jordan, and take ye up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel: …

Joshua 7:26
And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day.

2 Samuel 18:17
And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great heap of stones upon him: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.

an heap.

Genesis 4:5
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

Genesis 2:1
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Genesis 3:19
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

1 Samuel 7:16
And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places.

1 Samuel 10:8
And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do.

1 Samuel 10:17
And Samuel called the people together unto the LORD to Mizpeh;

1 Samuel 19:15
And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.

1 Samuel 2:1
And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.







Lexicon
and [he]
יַעֲקֹ֤ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

said
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to his relatives,
לְאֶחָיו֙ (lə·’e·ḥāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

“Gather
לִקְט֣וּ (liq·ṭū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3950: To pick up, to gather, to glean

[some] stones.”
אֲבָנִ֔ים (’ă·ḇā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

So they took
וַיִּקְח֥וּ (way·yiq·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

stones
אֲבָנִ֖ים (’ă·ḇā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

and made
וַיַּֽעֲשׂוּ־ (way·ya·‘ă·śū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

a mound,
גָ֑ל (ḡāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1530: Something rolled, a heap of stone, dung, a spring of water

and there
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

by
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the mound
הַגָּֽל׃ (hag·gāl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1530: Something rolled, a heap of stone, dung, a spring of water

they ate.
וַיֹּ֥אכְלוּ (way·yō·ḵə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat
Verse 46. - And Jacob said unto his brethren, - Laban's kinsmen and his own (vide ver. 37) - Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: - Gal, from Galal, to roll, to move in a circle, probably signified a circular cairn, to be used not as a seat (Gerlach), but as an altar (ver. 54), a witness (ver. 48), and a table (ver. 54), since it is added - and they did eat there - not immediately (Lange), but afterwards, on the conclusion of the covenant (ver. 54) - upon the heap. 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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