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Genesis 21:16-26 (New International Version)

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16 Then she went off and sat down nearby, about a bowshot away, for she thought, "I cannot watch the boy die." And as she sat there nearby, shea began to sob.1 17 God heard the boy crying,2 and the angel of God3 called to Hagar from heaven4 and said to her, "What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid;5 God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.6" 19 Then God opened her eyes7 and she saw a well of water.8 So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. 20 God was with the boy9 as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer. 21 While he was living in the Desert of Paran,10 his mother got a wife for him11 from Egypt.

The Treaty at Beersheba

22 At that time Abimelech12 and Phicol the commander of his forces13 said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.14 23 Now swear15 to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants.16 Show to me and the country where you are living as an alien the same kindness I have shown to you."17 24 Abraham said, "I swear it." 25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized.18 26 But Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today."
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