Parallel Bible results for Genesis 31:43-55

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Genesis 31:43-55

CEBA 43 Laban responded and told Jacob, "The daughters are my daughters, the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks. Everything you see is mine. But what can I do now about my daughters and about their sons? NIV 43 Laban answered Jacob, “The women are my daughters, the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks. All you see is mine. Yet what can I do today about these daughters of mine, or about the children they have borne? CEBA 44 Come, let's make a covenant, you and me, and let something be our witness." NIV 44 Come now, let’s make a covenant, you and I, and let it serve as a witness between us.” CEBA 45 So Jacob took a stone, set it up as a sacred pillar, NIV 45 So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. CEBA 46 and said to his relatives, "Gather stones." So they took stones, made a mound, and ate there near the mound. NIV 46 He said to his relatives, “Gather some stones.” So they took stones and piled them in a heap, and they ate there by the heap. CEBA 47 Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed. NIV 47 Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, and Jacob called it Galeed. CEBA 48 Laban said, "This mound is our witness today," and, therefore, he too named it Galeed. NIV 48 Laban said, “This heap is a witness between you and me today.” That is why it was called Galeed. CEBA 49 He also named it Mizpah, because he said, "The LORD will observe both of us when we are separated from each other. NIV 49 It was also called Mizpah, because he said, “May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other. CEBA 50 If you treat my daughters badly and if you marry other women, though we aren't there, know that God observed our witness." NIV 50 If you mistreat my daughters or if you take any wives besides my daughters, even though no one is with us, remember that God is a witness between you and me.” CEBA 51 Laban said to Jacob, "Here is this mound and here is the sacred pillar that I've set up for us. NIV 51 Laban also said to Jacob, “Here is this heap, and here is this pillar I have set up between you and me. CEBA 52 This mound and the sacred pillar are witnesses that I won't travel beyond this mound and that you won't travel beyond this mound and this pillar to do harm. NIV 52 This heap is a witness, and this pillar is a witness, that I will not go past this heap to your side to harm you and that you will not go past this heap and pillar to my side to harm me. CEBA 53 The God of Abraham and the God of Nahor will keep order between us." So Jacob gave his word in the name of the awesome one of his father Isaac. NIV 53 May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us.” So Jacob took an oath in the name of the Fear of his father Isaac. CEBA 54 Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain, and invited his relatives to a meal. They ate together and spent the night on the mountain. NIV 54 He offered a sacrifice there in the hill country and invited his relatives to a meal. After they had eaten, they spent the night there. CEBA 55 Laban got up early in the morning, kissed his sons and daughters, blessed them, and left to go back to his own place. NIV 55 Early the next morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then he left and returned home.