Genesis 21:27
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New International Version
So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelek, and the two men made a treaty.

King James Bible
And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

World English Bible
Abraham took sheep and cattle, and gave them to Abimelech. Those two made a covenant.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham taketh sheep and oxen, and giveth to Abimelech, and they make, both of them, a covenant;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Took sheep and oxen - Some think that these were the sacrifices which were offered on the occasion, and which Abraham furnished at his own cost, and, in order to do Abimelech the greater honor, gave them to him to offer before the Lord.

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Genesis 14:22,23 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my hand to the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth...

Proverbs 17:8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it: wherever it turns, it prospers.

Proverbs 18:16,24 A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men...

Proverbs 21:14 A gift in secret pacifies anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.

Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.


Genesis 26:28-31 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with you: and we said, Let there be now an oath between us, even between us and you...

Genesis 31:44 Now therefore come you, let us make a covenant, I and you; and let it be for a witness between me and you.

1 Samuel 18:3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

Ezekiel 17:13 And has taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and has taken an oath of him: he has also taken the mighty of the land:

Romans 1:31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

Galatians 3:15 Brothers, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man cancels, or adds thereto.

Compassion for Souls
Behold the compassion of a mother for her child expiring with thirst, and remember that such a compassion ought all Christians to feel towards souls that are perishing for lack of Christ, perishing eternally, perishing without hope of salvation. If the mother lifted up her voice arid wept, so also should we; and if the contemplation of her dying, child was all too painful for her, so may the contemplation of the wrath to come, which is to pass upon every soul that dies impenitent, become too painful
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Of Bearing the Cross --One Branch of Self-Denial.
The four divisions of this chapter are,--I. The nature of the cross, its necessity and dignity, sec. 1, 2. II. The manifold advantages of the cross described, sec. 3-6. III. The form of the cross the most excellent of all, and yet it by no means removes all sense of pain, sec. 7, 8. IV. A description of warfare under the cross, and of true patience, (not that of philosophers,) after the example of Christ, sec. 9-11. 1. THE pious mind must ascend still higher, namely, whither Christ calls his disciples
Archpriest John Iliytch Sergieff—On the Christian Life

Cross References
Genesis 14:13
A man who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother of Eshkol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram.

Genesis 21:26
But Abimelek said, "I don't know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today."

Genesis 21:28
Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock,

Genesis 26:31
Early the next morning the men swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they went away peacefully.

Genesis 31:44
Come now, let's make a covenant, you and I, and let it serve as a witness between us."

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