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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Genesis 21:22 - 34
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 21
21:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.
 
21:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now swear to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants. Show to me and the country where you are living as an alien the same kindness I have shown to you."
 
21:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Abraham said, "I swear it."
 
21:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized.
 
21:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today."
 
21:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a treaty.
 
21:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock,
 
21:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?"
 
21:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He replied, "Accept these seven lambs from my hand as a witness that I dug this well."
 
21:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So that place was called Beersheba, F102 because the two men swore an oath there.
 
21:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After the treaty had been made at Beersheba, Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces returned to the land of the Philistines.
 
21:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the LORD, the Eternal God.
 
21:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F102 Beersheba can mean well of seven or well of the oath.

 
 

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