Genesis 31:54

54 Then Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain and invited his relatives to eat a meal. So they ate a meal and spent the night on the mountain.

Genesis 31:54 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 31:54

Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount
On Mount Gilead, not in a religious way, in which he could not join with Laban, or admit him to it; but in a civil way he "slew a slaughter" F19, or rather made one; that is, as Jarchi explains it, he slew cattle for a feast, as it was usual to make feasts for the several parties concerned in covenant, see ( Genesis 26:30 ) : and called his brethren, to eat bread;
the, men that came with Laban, and him also, these he invited to his feast, for all sorts of food is called bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount;
this affair between Laban and Jacob had took up the whole day, at evening they feasted together upon the covenant being made, and then tarried all night to take their rest.


FOOTNOTES:

F19 (hbz-xbzyw) "et mactavit mactationem", Drusius, Cartwright, Schmidt, Ainsworth.

Genesis 31:54 In-Context

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.
54 Then Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain and invited his relatives to eat a meal. So they ate a meal and spent the night on the mountain.
55 Laban got up early in the morning, kissed his grandchildren and daughters, and blessed them. Then Laban left to return home.