Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock,
and Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?"
He replied, "Accept these seven lambs from my hand as a witness1 that I dug this well.2"
So that place was called Beersheba,a3 because the two men swore an oath4 there.
After the treaty5 had been made at Beersheba,6 Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his forces7 returned to the land of the Philistines.833
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree9 in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the LORD,10 the Eternal God.1134
And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines12 for a long time.