Genesis 21:17-27 (New American Standard)

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17 God 1heard the lad crying ; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter with you, Hagar ? 2Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is. 18 "Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by athe hand, 3for I will make a great nation of him." 19 Then God 4opened her eyes and she saw 5a well of water ; and she went and filled the bskin with water and gave the lad a drink. 20 6God was with the lad, and he grew ; and he clived in the wilderness and became an archer . 21 7He dlived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

Covenant with Abimelech

22 Now it came about at that time that 8Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, "9God is with you in all that you do ; 23 now therefore, 10swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but according to the kindness that I have shown to you, you shall show to me and to the land in which you have sojourned." 24 Abraham said, "I swear it." 25 But Abraham ecomplained to Abimelech because of the well of water which the servants of Abimelech 11had seized. 26 And Abimelech said, "I do not know who has done this thing ; you did not tell me, nor did I hear of it funtil today." 27 Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and 12the two of them made a covenant.
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