Devotional Readings

Genesis 31 – Probably one of the better stories of Peace in the Middle East

This is just the end of a long 20 year period. But it shows what God can do in the hearts of men.

Gen 31:24  And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

Gen 31:42  Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

Gen 31:43  And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?


Gen 31:44  Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.

Gen 31:45  And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

Gen 31:46  And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.

Gen 31:47  And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

Gen 31:48  And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

Gen 31:49  And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

Gen 31:50  If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man iswith us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.

Gen 31:51  And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;

Gen 31:52  This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.

Gen 31:53  The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.

Gen 31:54  Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.

Gen 31:55  And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.

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