New International Version
Come now, let's make a covenant, you and I, and let it serve as a witness between us."
King James Bible
Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.
Darby Bible Translation
And now, come, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be a witness between me and thee.
World English Bible
Now come, let us make a covenant, you and I; and let it be for a witness between me and you."
Young's Literal Translation
and now, come, let us make a covenant, I and thou, and it hath been for a witness between me and thee.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fear of Isaac - It is strange that Jacob should say, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, when both words are meant of the same Being. The reason perhaps was this; Abraham was long since dead, and God was his unalienable portion for ever. Isaac was yet alive in a state of probation, living in the fear of God, not exempt from the danger of falling; therefore God is said to be his fear, not only the object of his religious worship in a general way, but that holy and just God before whom he was still working out his salvation with fear and trembling, fear lest he should fall, and trembling lest he should offend.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
God can put a bridle into the mouth of wicked man to restrain their malice; and then, though they have no love for his people, they will pretend to it, and try to make a merit of necessity. Scott.
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 .
So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelek, and the two men made a treaty.
After the treaty had been made at Beersheba, Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces returned to the land of the Philistines.
They answered, "We saw clearly that the LORD was with you; so we said, 'There ought to be a sworn agreement between us'--between us and you. Let us make a treaty with you
"See!" he said to all the people. "This stone will be a witness against us. It has heard all the words the LORD has said to us. It will be a witness against you if you are untrue to your God."
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