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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CommentaryClarke'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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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 …
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Of Bearing the Cross --One Branch of Self-Denial.
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.
But Abimelek said, "I don't know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today."
Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock,
Early the next morning the men swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they went away peacefully.
Come now, let's make a covenant, you and I, and let it serve as a witness between us."
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