Bible: Genesis 21:22-34
21:22 At that time Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, said to Abraham, “God is with you 1 in all that you do. 21:23 Now swear to me right here in God’s name 2 that you will not deceive me, my children, or my descendants. 3 Show me, and the land 4 where you are staying, 5 the same loyalty 6 that I have shown you.” 7
21:24 Abraham said, “I swear to do this.” 8 21:25 But Abraham lodged a complaint 9 against Abimelech concerning a well 10 that Abimelech’s servants had seized. 11 21:26 “I do not know who has done this thing,” Abimelech replied. “Moreover, 12 you did not tell me. I did not hear about it until today.”
21:27 Abraham took some sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech. The two of them made a treaty. 13 21:28 Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs apart from the flock by themselves. 21:29 Abimelech asked Abraham, “What is the meaning of these 14 seven ewe lambs that you have set apart?” 21:30 He replied, “You must take these seven ewe lambs from my hand as legal proof 15 that I dug this well.” 16 21:31 That is why he named that place 17 Beer Sheba, 18 because the two of them swore 19 an oath there.
21:32 So they made a treaty 20 at Beer Sheba. Then Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, returned 21 to the land of the Philistines. 22 21:33 Abraham 23 planted a tamarisk tree 24 in Beer Sheba. There he worshiped the