GENESIS 31:52

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.”

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Genesis 31:52 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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This הַזֶּ֔ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that This
heap הַגַּ֣ל Something rolled, i.e., a heap of stone or dung (plural ruins), by analogy, a spring of water (plural waves) heap
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
witness, עֵ֚ד Concretely, a witness; abstractly, testimony; specifically, a recorder, i.e., prince witness
and pillar הַמַּצֵּבָ֑ה Something stationed, i.e., a column or (memorial stone); by analogy, an idol pillar
this (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
witness, וְעֵדָ֖ה Testimony witness
that אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not that
I אָ֗נִי I I
will not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
pass over אֶעֱבֹ֤ר To cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation) pass
this הַזֶּ֔ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
heap הַגַּ֣ל Something rolled, i.e., a heap of stone or dung (plural ruins), by analogy, a spring of water (plural waves) heap
to אֵלֶ֙יךָ֙ Near, with or among; often in general, to to
thee, and that וְאִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not thee and that
thou אַ֠תָּה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
shalt not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
pass over תַעֲבֹ֨ר To cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation) pass
this הַזֶּ֛ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
heap הַגַּ֥ל Something rolled, i.e., a heap of stone or dung (plural ruins), by analogy, a spring of water (plural waves) heap
and this הַזֹּ֖את This (often used adverb) and this
pillar הַמַּצֵּבָ֥ה Something stationed, i.e., a column or (memorial stone); by analogy, an idol pillar
unto אֵלַ֜י Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
me, for harm. לְרָעָֽה׃ Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) harm

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  • 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.

  • 51  And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;

  • 52  This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.

  • 53  The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.

  • 54  Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.




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