Genesis 31:51

51 Laban also said to Jacob, "Look at this mound and the marker I have set up between you and me.

Genesis 31:51 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 31:51

And Laban said to Jacob
Continued speaking to him, as follows: behold this heap, and behold [this] pillar which I have cast betwixt
me and thee;
the heap of stones seems to be gathered and laid together by the brethren, and the pillar to be erected by Jacob; and yet Laban says of them both, that he cast them, or erected them, they being done by his order, or with his consent, as well as Jacob's; unless the pillar can be thought to design another beside that which Jacob set up, and was like that, a single stone at some little distance from the heap: but the Samaritan and Arabic versions read, "which thou hast seen or set" agreeably to ( Genesis 31:45 ) .

Genesis 31:51 In-Context

49 and [also] Mizpah, for he said, "May the Lord watch between you and me when we are out of each other's sight.
50 If you mistreat my daughters or take other wives, though no one is with us, understand that God will be a witness between you and me."
51 Laban also said to Jacob, "Look at this mound and the marker I have set up between you and me.
52 This mound is a witness and the marker is a witness that I will not pass beyond this mound to you, and you will not pass beyond this mound and this marker to do me harm.
53 The God of Abraham, and the gods of Nahor-the gods of their father-will judge between us." And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.