Genesis 21:22-34

Covenant with Abimelech

22 Now it came about at that time that 1Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, "2God is with you in all that you do;
23 now therefore, 3swear 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."
26 And Abimelech said, "I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, nor * did I hear of it until today."
27 Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and 5the two of them made a covenant.
28 Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29 Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs mean, which you have set by themselves?"
30 He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a 6witness to me, that I dug this well."
31 Therefore * he called that place 7Beersheba, because there the two of them took an oath.
32 So they made a covenant at Beersheba; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Philistines.
33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there 8he called on the name of the LORD, the 9Everlasting God.
34 And Abraham sojourned 10in the land of the Philistines for many days.
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