New Living Translation
The people of Reuben and Gad named the altar "Witness," for they said, "It is a witness between us and them that the LORD is our God, too."
King James Bible
And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad called the altar Ed: for it shall be a witness between us that the LORD is God.
Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad gave a name to the altar; for it is a witness between us that Jehovah is God.
World English Bible
The children of Reuben and the children of Gad named the altar "A Witness Between Us that Yahweh is God."
Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad proclaim concerning the altar, that 'it is a witness between us that Jehovah is God.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:34 The altar Ed - That is, a witness: a witness of the relation they stood in to God and Israel, and of their concurrence with the other tribes in the common faith, that Jehovah he is God. It was a witness to posterity, of their care to transmit their religion pure and entire; and would be a witness against them, if ever they should turn from following the Lord their God.
To commemorate the event, Laban called the place Jegar-sahadutha (which means "witness pile" in Aramaic), and Jacob called it Galeed (which means "witness pile" in Hebrew).
Joshua said to all the people, "This stone has heard everything the LORD said to us. It will be a witness to testify against you if you go back on your word to God."
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