World English Bible
Genesis 31 (WEBP)
 Jacob heard Laban’s sons’ words, saying, “Jacob has taken away all that was our father’s. He has obtained all this wealth from that which was our father’s.”
 Jacob saw the expression on Laban’s face, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.
 Yahweh said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you.”
 Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field to his flock,
 and said to them, “I see the expression on your father’s face, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father has been with me.
 You know that I have served your father with all of my strength.
 Your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times, but God didn’t allow him to hurt me.
 If he said, ‘The speckled will be your wages,’ then all the flock bore speckled. If he said, ‘The streaked will be your wages,’ then all the flock bore streaked.
 Thus God has taken away your father’s livestock, and given them to me.
 During mating season, I lifted up my eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which leaped on the flock were streaked, speckled, and grizzled.
 The angel of God said to me in the dream, ‘Jacob,’ and I said, ‘Here I am.’
 He said, ‘Now lift up your eyes, and behold, all the male goats which leap on the flock are streaked, speckled, and grizzled, for I have seen all that Laban does to you.
 I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you vowed a vow to me. Now arise, get out from this land, and return to the land of your birth.’ ”
 Rachel and Leah answered him, “Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house?
 Aren’t we considered as foreigners by him? For he has sold us, and has also used up our money.
 For all the riches which God has taken away from our father are ours and our children’s. Now then, whatever God has said to you, do.”
 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives on the camels,
 and he took away all his livestock, and all his possessions which he had gathered, including the livestock which he had gained in Paddan Aram, to go to Isaac his father, to the land of Canaan.
 Now Laban had gone to shear his sheep; and Rachel stole the teraphim° that were her father’s.
 Jacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he didn’t tell him that he was running away.
 So he fled with all that he had. He rose up, passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.
 Laban was told on the third day that Jacob had fled.
 He took his relatives with him, and pursued him seven days’ journey. He overtook him in the mountain of Gilead.
 God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, and said to him, “Be careful that you don’t speak to Jacob either good or bad.”
 Laban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountain, and Laban with his relatives encamped in the mountain of Gilead.
 Laban said to Jacob, “What have you done, that you have deceived me, and carried away my daughters like captives of the sword?
 Why did you flee secretly, and deceive me, and didn’t tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth and with songs, with tambourine and with harp;
 and didn’t allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now have you done foolishly.
 It is in the power of my hand to hurt you, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, ‘Be careful that you don’t speak to Jacob either good or bad.’
 Now, you want to be gone, because you greatly longed for your father’s house, but why have you stolen my gods?”
 Jacob answered Laban, “Because I was afraid, for I said, ‘Lest you should take your daughters from me by force.’
 Anyone you find your gods with shall not live. Before our relatives, discern what is yours with me, and take it.” For Jacob didn’t know that Rachel had stolen them.
 Laban went into Jacob’s tent, into Leah’s tent, and into the tent of the two female servants; but he didn’t find them. He went out of Leah’s tent, and entered into Rachel’s tent.
 Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, put them in the camel’s saddle, and sat on them. Laban felt around all the tent, but didn’t find them.
 She said to her father, “Don’t let my lord be angry that I can’t rise up before you; for I’m having my period.” He searched, but didn’t find the teraphim.
 Jacob was angry, and argued with Laban. Jacob answered Laban, “What is my trespass? What is my sin, that you have hotly pursued me?
 Now that you have felt around in all my stuff, what have you found of all your household stuff? Set it here before my relatives and your relatives, that they may judge between us two.
 “These twenty years I have been with you. Your ewes and your female goats have not cast their young, and I haven’t eaten the rams of your flocks.
 That which was torn of animals, I didn’t bring to you. I bore its loss. Of my hand you required it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night.
 This was my situation: in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from my eyes.
 These twenty years I have been in your house. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times.
 Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night.”
 Laban answered Jacob, “The daughters are my daughters, the children are my children, the flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine! What can I do today to these my daughters, or to their children whom they have borne?
 Now come, let’s make a covenant, you and I. Let it be for a witness between me and you.”
 Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
 Jacob said to his relatives, “Gather stones.” They took stones, and made a heap. They ate there by the heap.
 Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha,° but Jacob called it Galeed.°
 Laban said, “This heap is witness between me and you today.” Therefore it was named Galeed
 and Mizpah, for he said, “Yahweh watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
 If you afflict my daughters, or if you take wives in addition to my daughters, no man is with us; behold, God is witness between me and you.”
 Laban said to Jacob, “See this heap, and see the pillar, which I have set between me and you.
 May this heap be a witness, and the pillar be a witness, that I will not pass over this heap to you, and that you will not pass over this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.
 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us.” Then Jacob swore by the fear of his father, Isaac.
 Jacob offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his relatives to eat bread. They ate bread, and stayed all night in the mountain.
 Early in the morning, Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them. Laban departed and returned to his place.
Genesis 31:19 teraphim were household idols that may have been associated with inheritance rights to the household property.
Genesis 31:47a “Jegar Sahadutha” means “Witness Heap” in Aramaic.
Genesis 31:47b “Galeed” means “Witness Heap” in Hebrew.
Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.
King James w/Strong’s #s
Genesis 31 (KJVS)
 And he heard H8085 (8799) the words H1697 of Laban’s H3837 sons H1121, saying H559 (8800), Jacob H3290 hath taken away H3947 (8804) all that [was] our father’s H1; and of [that] which [was] our father’s H1 hath he gotten H6213 (8804) all this glory H3519.
 And Jacob H3290 beheld H7200 (8799) the countenance H6440 of Laban H3837, and, behold, it [was] not toward him as H8543 before H8032.
 And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto Jacob H3290, Return H7725 (8798) unto the land H776 of thy fathers H1, and to thy kindred H4138; and I will be with thee.
 And Jacob H3290 sent H7971 (8799) and called H7121 (8799) Rachel H7354 and Leah H3812 to the field H7704 unto his flock H6629,
 And said H559 (8799) unto them, I see H7200 (8802) your father’s H1 countenance H6440, that it [is] not toward me as H8543 before H8032; but the God H430 of my father H1 hath been H1961 (8804) with me.
 And ye H859 know H3045 (8804) that with all my power H3581 I have served H5647 (8804) your father H1.
 And your father H1 hath deceived H2048 (8765) me, and changed H2498 (8689) my wages H4909 ten H6235 times H4489; but God H430 suffered him H5414 (8804) not to hurt H7489 (8687) me H5978.
 If he said H559 (8799) thus, The speckled H5348 shall be thy wages H7939; then all the cattle H6629 bare H3205 (8804) speckled H5348: and if he said H559 (8799) thus, The ringstraked H6124 shall be thy hire H7939; then bare H3205 (8804) all the cattle H6629 ringstraked H6124.
 Thus God H430 hath taken away H5337 (8686) the cattle H4735 of your father H1, and given H5414 (8799) [them] to me.
 And it came to pass at the time H6256 that the cattle H6629 conceived H3179 (8763), that I lifted up H5375 (8799) mine eyes H5869, and saw H7200 (8799) in a dream H2472, and, behold, the rams H6260 which leaped H5927 (8802) upon the cattle H6629 [were] ringstraked H6124, speckled H5348, and grisled H1261.
 And the angel H4397 of God H430 spake H559 (8799) unto me in a dream H2472, [saying], Jacob H3290: And I said H559 (8799), Here [am] I.
 And he said H559 (8799), Lift up H5375 (8798) now thine eyes H5869, and see H7200 (8798), all the rams H6260 which leap H5927 (8802) upon the cattle H6629 [are] ringstraked H6124, speckled H5348, and grisled H1261: for I have seen H7200 (8804) all that Laban H3837 doeth H6213 (8802) unto thee.
 I [am] the God H410 of Bethel H1008, where thou anointedst H4886 (8804) the pillar H4676, [and] where thou vowedst H5087 (8804) a vow H5088 unto me: now arise H6965 (8798), get thee out H3318 (8798) from this land H776, and return H7725 (8798) unto the land H776 of thy kindred H4138.
 And Rachel H7354 and Leah H3812 answered H6030 (8799) and said H559 (8799) unto him, [Is there] yet any portion H2506 or inheritance H5159 for us in our father’s H1 house H1004?
 Are we not counted H2803 (8738) of him strangers H5237? for he hath sold H4376 (8804) us, and hath quite H398 (8800) devoured H398 (8799) also our money H3701.
 For all the riches H6239 which God H430 hath taken H5337 (8689) from our father H1, that [is] ours, and our children’s H1121: now then, whatsoever God H430 hath said H559 (8804) unto thee, do H6213 (8798).
 Then Jacob H3290 rose up H6965 (8799), and set H5375 (8799) his sons H1121 and his wives H802 upon camels H1581;
 And he carried away H5090 (8799) all his cattle H4735, and all his goods H7399 which he had gotten H7408 (8804), the cattle H4735 of his getting H7075, which he had gotten H7408 (8804) in Padanaram H6307, for to go H935 (8800) to Isaac H3327 his father H1 in the land H776 of Canaan H3667.
 And Laban H3837 went H1980 (8804) to shear H1494 (8800) his sheep H6629: and Rachel H7354 had stolen H1589 (8799) the images H8655 that [were] her father’s H1.
 And Jacob H3290 stole away H1589 (8799) unawares H3820 to Laban H3837 the Syrian H761, in that H5921 he told H5046 (8689) him not H1097 that he fled H1272 (8802).
 So he fled H1272 (8799) with all that he had; and he rose up H6965 (8799), and passed over H5674 (8799) the river H5104, and set H7760 (8799) his face H6440 [toward] the mount H2022 Gilead H1568.
 And it was told H5046 (8714) Laban H3837 on the third H7992 day H3117 that Jacob H3290 was fled H1272 (8804).
 And he took H3947 (8799) his brethren H251 with him, and pursued H7291 (8799) after him H310 seven H7651 days H3117’ journey H1870; and they overtook H1692 (8686) him in the mount H2022 Gilead H1568.
 And God H430 came H935 (8799) to Laban H3837 the Syrian H761 in a dream H2472 by night H3915, and said H559 (8799) unto him, Take heed H8104 (8734) that thou speak H1696 (8762) not to H5973 Jacob H3290 either good H2896 or H5704 bad H7451.
 Then Laban H3837 overtook H5381 (8686) Jacob H3290. Now Jacob H3290 had pitched H8628 (8804) his tent H168 in the mount H2022: and Laban H3837 with his brethren H251 pitched H8628 (8804) in the mount H2022 of Gilead H1568.
 And Laban H3837 said H559 (8799) to Jacob H3290, What hast thou done H6213 (8804), that thou hast stolen away H1589 (8799) unawares H3824 to me, and carried away H5090 (8762) my daughters H1323, as captives H7617 (8803) [taken] with the sword H2719?
 Wherefore didst thou flee away H1272 (8800) secretly H2244 (8738), and steal away H1589 (8799) from me; and didst not tell H5046 (8689) me, that I might have sent thee away H7971 (8762) with mirth H8057, and with songs H7892, with tabret H8596, and with harp H3658?
 And hast not suffered H5203 (8804) me to kiss H5401 (8763) my sons H1121 and my daughters H1323? thou hast now done foolishly H5528 (8689) in [so] doing H6213 (8800).
 It is H3426 in the power H410 of my hand H3027 to do H6213 (8800) you hurt H7451: but the God H430 of your father H1 spake H559 (8804) unto me yesternight H570, saying H559 (8800), Take thou heed H8104 (8734) that thou speak not H1696 (8763) to Jacob H3290 either good H2896 or bad H7451.
 And now, [though] thou wouldest needs H1980 (8800) be gone H1980 (8804), because thou sore H3700 (8736) longedst H3700 (8738) after thy father’s H1 house H1004, [yet] wherefore hast thou stolen H1589 (8804) my gods H430?
 And Jacob H3290 answered H6030 (8799) and said H559 (8799) to Laban H3837, Because I was afraid H3372 (8804): for I said H559 (8804), Peradventure H6435 thou wouldest take by force H1497 (8799) thy daughters H1323 from me.
 With whomsoever H834 thou findest H4672 (8799) thy gods H430, let him not live H2421 (8799): before H5048 our brethren H251 discern H5234 (8685) thou what [is] thine with me, and take H3947 (8798) [it] to thee. For Jacob H3290 knew H3045 (8804) not that Rachel H7354 had stolen H1589 (8804) them.
 And Laban H3837 went H935 (8799) into Jacob’s H3290 tent H168, and into Leah’s H3812 tent H168, and into the two H8147 maidservants H519’ tents H168; but he found H4672 (8804) [them] not. Then went he out H3318 (8799) of Leah’s H3812 tent H168, and entered H935 (8799) into Rachel’s H7354 tent H168.
 Now Rachel H7354 had taken H3947 (8804) the images H8655, and put H7760 (8799) them in the camel’s H1581 furniture H3733, and sat H3427 (8799) upon them. And Laban H3837 searched H4959 (8762) all the tent H168, but found H4672 (8804) [them] not.
 And she said H559 (8799) to her father H1, Let it not displease H2734 (8799) H5869 my lord H113 that I cannot H3201 (8799) rise up H6965 (8800) before thee H6440; for the custom H1870 of women H802 [is] upon me. And he searched H2664 (8762), but found H4672 (8804) not the images H8655.
 And Jacob H3290 was wroth H2734 (8799), and chode H7378 (8799) with Laban H3837: and Jacob H3290 answered H6030 (8799) and said H559 (8799) to Laban H3837, What [is] my trespass H6588? what [is] my sin H2403, that thou hast so hotly pursued H1814 (8804) after me H310?
 Whereas H3588 thou hast searched H4959 (8765) all my stuff H3627, what hast thou found H4672 (8804) of all thy household H1004 stuff H3627? set H7760 (8798) [it] here H3541 before my brethren H251 and thy brethren H251, that they may judge H3198 (8686) betwixt H996 us both H8147.
 This twenty H6242 years H8141 [have] I [been] with thee; thy ewes H7353 and thy she goats H5795 have not cast their young H7921 (8765), and the rams H352 of thy flock H6629 have I not eaten H398 (8804).
 That which was torn H2966 [of beasts] I brought H935 (8689) not unto thee; I bare the loss H2398 (8762) of it; of my hand H3027 didst thou require H1245 (8762) it, [whether] stolen H1589 (8803) by day H3117, or stolen H1589 (8803) by night H3915.
 [Thus] I was; in the day H3117 the drought H2721 consumed H398 (8804) me, and the frost H7140 by night H3915; and my sleep H8142 departed H5074 (8799) from mine eyes H5869.
 Thus have I been twenty H6242 years H8141 in thy house H1004; I served thee H5647 (8804) fourteen H702 H6240 years H8141 for thy two H8147 daughters H1323, and six H8337 years H8141 for thy cattle H6629: and thou hast changed H2498 (8686) my wages H4909 ten H6235 times H4489.
 Except H3884 the God H430 of my father H1, the God H430 of Abraham H85, and the fear H6343 of Isaac H3327, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away H7971 (8765) now empty H7387. God H430 hath seen H7200 (8804) mine affliction H6040 and the labour H3018 of my hands H3709, and rebuked H3198 (8686) [thee] yesternight H570.
 And Laban H3837 answered H6030 (8799) and said H559 (8799) unto Jacob H3290, [These] daughters H1323 [are] my daughters H1323, and [these] children H1121 [are] my children H1121, and [these] cattle H6629 [are] my cattle H6629, and all that thou seest H7200 (8802) [is] mine: and what can I do H6213 (8799) this day H3117 unto these my daughters H1323, or H176 unto their children H1121 which they have born H3205 (8804)?
 Now therefore come thou H3212 (8798), let us make H3772 (8799) a covenant H1285, I and thou; and let it be for a witness H5707 between me and thee.
 And Jacob H3290 took H3947 (8799) a stone H68, and set it up H7311 (8686) [for] a pillar H4676.
 And Jacob H3290 said H559 (8799) unto his brethren H251, Gather H3950 (8798) stones H68; and they took H3947 (8799) stones H68, and made H6213 (8799) an heap H1530: and they did eat H398 (8799) there upon the heap H1530.
 And Laban H3837 called H7121 (8799) it Jegarsahadutha H3026: but Jacob H3290 called H7121 (8804) it Galeed H1567.
 And Laban H3837 said H559 (8799), This heap H1530 [is] a witness H5707 between me and thee this day H3117. Therefore was the name H8034 of it called H7121 (8804) Galeed H1567;
 And Mizpah H4709; for H834 he said H559 (8804), The LORD H3068 watch H6822 (8799) between me and thee, when we are absent H5641 (8735) one H376 from another H7453.
 If thou shalt afflict H6031 (8762) my daughters H1323, or if thou shalt take H3947 (8799) [other] wives H802 beside H5921 my daughters H1323, no man H376 [is] with us; see H7200 (8798), God H430 [is] witness H5707 betwixt me and thee.
 And Laban H3837 said H559 (8799) to Jacob H3290, Behold this heap H1530, and behold [this] pillar H4676, which I have cast H3384 (8804) betwixt me and thee;
 This heap H1530 [be] witness H5707, and [this] pillar H4676 [be] witness H5713, that I will not pass over H5674 (8799) this heap H1530 to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over H5674 (8799) this heap H1530 and this pillar H4676 unto me, for harm H7451.
 The God H430 of Abraham H85, and the God H430 of Nahor H5152, the God H430 of their father H1, judge H8199 (8799) betwixt us. And Jacob H3290 sware H7650 (8735) by the fear H6343 of his father H1 Isaac H3327.
 Then Jacob H3290 offered H2076 (8799) sacrifice H2077 upon the mount H2022, and called H7121 (8799) his brethren H251 to eat H398 (8800) bread H3899: and they did eat H398 (8799) bread H3899, and tarried all night H3885 (8799) in the mount H2022.
 And early H7925 in the morning H1242 Laban H3837 rose up H7925 (8686), and kissed H5401 (8762) his sons H1121 and his daughters H1323, and blessed H1288 (8762) them: and Laban H3837 departed H3212 (8799), and returned H7725 (8799) unto his place H4725.
Young’s Literal Translation
Genesis 31 (YLT)
 And he heareth the words of Laban’s sons, saying, ‘Jacob hath taken all that our father hath; yea, from that which our father hath, he hath made all this honour;’
 and Jacob seeth the face of Laban, and lo, it is not with him as heretofore.
 And Jehovah saith unto Jacob, ‘Turn back unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred, and I am with thee.’
 And Jacob sendeth and calleth for Rachel and for Leah to the field unto his flock;
 and saith to them, ‘I am beholding your father’s face-that it is not towards me as heretofore, and the God of my father hath been with me,
 and ye-ye have known that with all my power I have served your father,
 and your father hath played upon me, and hath changed my hire ten times; and God hath not suffered him to do evil with me.
 ‘If he say thus: The speckled are thy hire, then bare all the flock speckled ones; and if he say thus: The ring-streaked are thy hire, then bare all the flock ring-streaked;
 and God taketh away the substance of your father, and doth give to me.
 ‘And it cometh to pass at the time of the flock conceiving, that I lift up mine eyes and see in a dream, and lo, the he-goats, which are going up on the flock, are ring-streaked, speckled, and grisled;
 and the messenger of God saith unto me in the dream, Jacob, and I say, Here am I.
 ‘And He saith, Lift up, I pray thee, thine eyes, and see-all the he-goats which are going up on the flock are ring-streaked, speckled, and grisled, for I have seen all that Laban is doing to thee;
 I am the God of Bethel where thou hast anointed a standing pillar, where thou hast vowed a vow to me; now, arise, go out from this land, and turn back unto the land of thy birth.’
 And Rachel answereth-Leah also-and saith to him, ‘Have we yet a portion and inheritance in the house of our father?
 have we not been reckoned strangers to him? for he hath sold us, and he also utterly consumeth our money;
 for all the wealth which God hath taken away from our father, it is ours, and our children’s; and now, all that God hath said unto thee-do.’
 And Jacob riseth, and lifteth up his sons and his wives on the camels,
 and leadeth all his cattle, and all his substance which he hath acquired, the cattle of his getting, which he hath acquired in Padan-Aram, to go unto Isaac his father, to the land of Canaan.
 And Laban hath gone to shear his flock, and Rachel stealeth the teraphim which her father hath;
 and Jacob deceiveth the heart of Laban the Aramaean, because he hath not declared to him that he is fleeing;
 and he fleeth, he and all that he hath, and riseth, and passeth over the River, and setteth his face toward the mount of Gilead.
 And it is told to Laban on the third day that Jacob hath fled,
 and he taketh his brethren with him, and pursueth after him a journey of seven days, and overtaketh him in the mount of Gilead.
 And God cometh in unto Laban the Aramaean in a dream of the night, and saith to him, ‘Take heed to thyself lest thou speak with Jacob from good unto evil.’
 And Laban overtaketh Jacob; and Jacob hath fixed his tent in the mount; and Laban with his brethren have fixed theirs in the mount of Gilead.
 And Laban saith to Jacob, ‘What hast thou done that thou dost deceive my heart, and lead away my daughters as captives of the sword?
 Why hast thou hidden thyself to flee, and deceivest me, and hast not declared to me, and I send thee away with joy and with songs, with tabret and with harp,
 and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters?-now thou hast acted foolishly in doing so;
 my hand is to God to do evil with you, but the God of your father yesternight hath spoken unto me, saying, Take heed to thyself from speaking with Jacob from good unto evil.
 ‘And now, thou hast certainly gone, because thou hast been very desirous for the house of thy father; why hast thou stolen my gods?’
 And Jacob answereth and saith to Laban, ‘Because I was afraid, for I said, Lest thou take violently away thy daughters from me;
 with whomsoever thou findest thy gods-he doth not live; before our brethren discern for thyself what is with me, and take to thyself:’ and Jacob hath not known that Rachel hath stolen them.
 And Laban goeth into the tent of Jacob, and into the tent of Leah, and into the tent of the two handmaidens, and hath not found; and he goeth out from the tent of Leah, and goeth into the tent of Rachel.
 And Rachel hath taken the teraphim, and putteth them in the furniture of the camel, and sitteth upon them; and Laban feeleth all the tent, and hath not found;
 and she saith unto her father, ‘Let it not be displeasing in the eyes of my lord that I am not able to rise at thy presence, for the way of women is on me;’ and he searcheth, and hath not found the teraphim.
 And it is displeasing to Jacob, and he striveth with Laban; and Jacob answereth and saith to Laban, ‘What is my transgression? what my sin, that thou hast burned after me?
 for thou hast felt all my vessels: what hast thou found of all the vessels of thy house? set here before my brethren, and thy brethren, and they decide between us both.
 ‘These twenty years I am with thee: thy ewes and thy she-goats have not miscarried, and the rams of thy flock I have not eaten;
 the torn I have not brought in unto thee-I, I repay it-from my hand thou dost seek it; I have been deceived by day, and I have been deceived by night;
 I have been thus: in the day consumed me hath drought, and frost by night, and wander doth my sleep from mine eyes.
 ‘This is to me twenty years in thy house: I have served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flock; and thou changest my hire ten times;
 unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac, had been for me, surely now empty thou hadst sent me away; mine affliction and the labour of my hands hath God seen, and reproveth yesternight.’
 And Laban answereth and saith unto Jacob, ‘The daughters are my daughters, and the sons my sons, and the flock my flock, and all that thou art seeing is mine; and to my daughters-what do I to these to-day, or to their sons whom they have born?
 and now, come, let us make a covenant, I and thou, and it hath been for a witness between me and thee.’
 And Jacob taketh a stone, and lifteth it up for a standing pillar;
 and Jacob saith to his brethren, ‘Gather stones,’ and they take stones, and make a heap; and they eat there on the heap;
 and Laban calleth it Jegar-Sahadutha; and Jacob hath called it Galeed.
 And Laban saith, ‘This heap is witness between me and thee to-day;’ therefore hath he called its name Galeed;
 Mizpah also, for he said, ‘Jehovah doth watch between me and thee, for we are hidden one from another;
 if thou afflict my daughters, or take wives beside my daughters-there is no man with us-see, God is witness between me and thee.’
 And Laban saith to Jacob, ‘Lo, this heap, and lo, the standing pillar which I have cast between me and thee;
 this heap is witness, and the standing pillar is witness, that I do not pass over this heap unto thee, and that thou dost not pass over this heap and this standing pillar unto me-for evil;
 the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, doth judge between us-the God of their father,’ and Jacob sweareth by the Fear of his father Isaac.
 And Jacob sacrificeth a sacrifice in the mount, and calleth to his brethren to eat bread, and they eat bread, and lodge in the mount;
 and Laban riseth early in the morning, and kisseth his sons and his daughters, and blesseth them; and Laban goeth on, and turneth back to his place.