Verse 44. Let us make a covenant - It was made and ratified with great solemnity, according to the usages of those times.
1. A pillar was erected, and a heap of stones raised, to perpetuate the memory of the thing, writing being then not known.
2. A sacrifice was offered, a sacrifice of peace-offerings.
3. They did eat bread together, jointly partaking of the feast upon the sacrifice. This was in token of a hearty reconciliation. Covenants of friendship were anciently ratified by the parties eating and drinking together.
4. They solemnity appealed to God concerning their sincerity herein; (1.) As a witness, ver. 49. The Lord watch between me and thee