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Genesis 21:29-31 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

29 And Abimelech said to Abraham, “What is the meaning of these seven ewe-lambs that you have set off by themselves?” 30 And he said, “You shall take the seven ewe-lambs from my hand as proof on my behalf[a] that I dug this well.” 31 Therefore that place is called Beersheba, because there the two of them swore an oath.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 21:30 Literally “for the sake that it shall be a witness for me”
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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.
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