GENESIS 31:48

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Genesis 31:48 Translation & Meaning

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And Laban לָבָ֔ן Laban, a Mesopotamian Laban
said, וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
This הַזֶּ֥ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that This
heap הַגַּ֨ל Something rolled, i.e., a heap of stone or dung (plural ruins), by analogy, a spring of water (plural waves) heap
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a witness עֵ֛ד Concretely, a witness; abstractly, testimony; specifically, a recorder, i.e., prince witness
between בֵּינִ֥י Between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or between
me and thee this day. הַיּ֑וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
Therefore כֵּ֥ן Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) Therefore
was the name שְׁמ֖וֹ An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
of it called קָרָֽא To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
Galeed; גַּלְעֵֽד׃ Galed, a memorial cairn East of the Jordan Galeed

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

  • 47  And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

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

  • 49  And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

  • 50  If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.




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