Genesis 21:28

28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock,

Genesis 21:28 in Other Translations

KJV
28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
ESV
28 Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock apart.
NLT
28 But Abraham also took seven additional female lambs and set them off by themselves.
MSG
28 Abraham set aside seven sheep from his flock.
CSB
28 But Abraham had set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock.

Genesis 21:28 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 21:28

And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
] Separate from the sheep and oxen he gave to Abimelech, and from those that were used in making the covenant.

Genesis 21:28 In-Context

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.
28 Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock,
29 and Abimelek asked Abraham, “What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?”
30 He replied, “Accept these seven lambs from my hand as a witness that I dug this well.”