It was also called Mizpah,a1 because he said, "May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other.
If you mistreat2 my daughters or if you take any wives besides my daughters, even though no one is with us, remember that God is a witness3 between you and me."451
Laban also said to Jacob, "Here is this heap,5 and here is this pillar6 I have set up between you and me.
This heap is a witness, and this pillar is a witness,7 that I will not go past this heap to your side to harm you and that you will not go past this heap8 and pillar to my side to harm me.953
May the God of Abraham10 and the God of Nahor,11 the God of their father, judge between us."12 So Jacob took an oath13 in the name of the Fear of his father Isaac.1454
He offered a sacrifice15 there in the hill country and invited his relatives to a meal.16 After they had eaten, they spent the night there.
Early the next morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and his daughters17 and blessed18 them. Then he left and returned home.19