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Genesis 17-25 (Translated)

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|And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:
|As it happened, at that time King Abimelech, and Phichol his commander-in-chief, spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do."
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|Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
|"So now, swear to me by God that you will not play me false, nor my son, nor my descendants, but just as I treated you kindly, I ask that you treat me with that same consideration, and also so treat the country where you have lived as a guest."
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|And Abraham said, I will swear.
|Abraham said, "I will swear."
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|And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
|Then Abraham rebuked Abimelech on account of a water well of which Abimelech's servants had violently dispossessed him.
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|And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.
|Abimelech said, "I don't know who did this. You didn't tell me, and I didn't even hear about it until today."
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|And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
|Abraham gave Abimelech a present of [[sheep]] and [[ox]]en, and they both made a solemn treaty.|As ever, men made covenants in those days by splitting several animal bodies in saggital section and then walking between them, to signify that either man would be within his rights to do the same thing to the other for breaking that covenant.
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|And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
|Abraham set seven ewe lambs from his flock apart from the rest.
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|And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?
|Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs that you have set apart like that?"
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|And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.
|And he said, "You may take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, to bear witness for me, that I was the one who dug this well."
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|Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them.
|For that reason he called the place Beer-sheba, because in that place both men swore.|''Beer-sheba'' literally means "house of seven."
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|Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
|In that manner they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. Then Abimelech got up, along with Phichol his commander-in-chief, and they returned to the country of the [[Philistines]].
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|And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.
|Abraham planted a tamarisk in Beer-sheba, and there he called on the name of the L<small>ORD</small>, the everlasting God.
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|And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.
|Abraham stayed several days in Philistine country.
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