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Genesis 21:29-31 New Life Version (NLV)

29 Abimelech said to Abraham, “What do these seven lambs that you have set apart mean?” 30 Abraham said, “Take these seven lambs from me as an agreement to me that I dug this well.” 31 So he gave that place the name Beersheba because both of them made a promise there.

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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.


  1. Genesis 21:31 Beersheba can mean well of seven and well of the oath.
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