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30 Abraham answered, “Accept these lambs from me so that they may be proof[a] that I dug this well.” 31 This is why that place is called Beersheba,[b] because both of them swore an oath there.

32 After they made the treaty at Beersheba, Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, left and went back to the land of the Philistines.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 21:30 Or “a witness.”
  2. Genesis 21:31 Beersheba can mean either “Well of the Seven” or “Well of the Oath.”

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