Laban Pursues Jacob
43Laban 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?
44Come now, let’s make a covenant, you and I, and let it
45So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar.
46He said to his relatives, “Gather some stones.” So they took
stones and piled them in a heap, and they ate there by the
47Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, and Jacob called it Galeed.
48Laban said, “This heap is a witness between you and me
today.” That is why it was called Galeed.
49It was also called Mizpah, because he said, “May
the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are away
from each other.
50If 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.”
51Laban also said to Jacob, “Here is this heap, and here is this
pillar I have set up between you and me.
52This 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.
53May 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
54He offered a sacrifice there in the hill country and invited his relatives to a meal. After they had eaten, they spent the
55Early the next morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and
his daughters and blessed them. Then he left and returned
7When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his