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Genesis 21:17-27 (Today's New International Version)

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17 God heard the boy crying,1 and the angel of God2 called to Hagar from heaven3 and said to her, "What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid;4 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.5" 19 Then God opened her eyes6 and she saw a well of water.7 So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. 20 God was with the boy8 as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer. 21 While he was living in the Desert of Paran,9 his mother got a wife for him10 from Egypt.

The Treaty at Beersheba

22 At that time Abimelek11 and Phicol the commander of his forces12 said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.13 23 Now swear14 to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants.15 Show to me and the country where you now reside as a foreigner the same kindness I have shown to you."16 24 Abraham said, "I swear it." 25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelek about a well of water that Abimelek's servants had seized.17 26 But Abimelek said, "I don't know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today." 27 So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelek, and the two men made a treaty.18
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