Genesis 31:48

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

Genesis 31:48 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 31:48

And Laban said, this heap [is] a witness between me and thee
this day.
] A witness of the covenant now about to be made between them that day, and a witness against them should they break it: therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
by Jacob, as before observed; (See Gill on Genesis 31:47).

Genesis 31:48 In-Context

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 Jegarsahadutha: 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.