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Genesis 21:29-31 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

29 And Abimelech said to Abraham, “Why have you separated these seven ewe lambs?”

30 He replied, “You are to accept the seven ewe lambs from me so that this act[a] will serve as my witness that I dug this well.” 31 Therefore that place was called Beer-sheba[b] because it was there that the two of them swore an oath.

Footnotes:

  1. 21:30 Lit that it
  2. 21:31 = Well of the Oath, or Seven Wells
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Genesis 21:29-31 New International Version (NIV)

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.

31 So that place was called Beersheba,[a] because the two men swore an oath there.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 21:31 Beersheba can mean well of seven and well of the oath.
New International Version (NIV)

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