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 Lord, 25  the eternal God. 21:34 So Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for quite some time. 26 

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