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

King James Bible
And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

Darby Bible Translation
And they rose early in the morning, and swore one to another; and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

World English Bible
They rose up some time in the morning, and swore one to another. Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

Young's Literal Translation
and rise early in the morning, and swear one to another, and Isaac sendeth them away, and they go from him in peace.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They rose up be times - Early rising was general among the primitive inhabitants of the world, and this was one cause which contributed greatly to their health and longevity.

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betimes.

Genesis 19:2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night...

Genesis 21:14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder...

Genesis 22:3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son...

Genesis 31:55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed...

sware.

Genesis 14:22 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,

Genesis 21:23,31,32 Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son...

Genesis 25:33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swore to him: and he sold his birthright to Jacob.

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 14:24 And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying...

1 Samuel 20:3,16,17 And David swore moreover, and said, Your father certainly knows that I have found grace in your eyes; and he said...

1 Samuel 30:15 And David said to him, Can you bring me down to this company? And he said, Swear to me by God, that you will neither kill me...

Hebrews 6:16 For men truly swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

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The First Apostle of Peace at any Price
'Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold, and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Whether Every Lie is a Sin?
Objection 1: It seems that not every lie is a sin. For it is evident that the evangelists did not sin in the writing of the Gospel. Yet they seem to have told something false: since their accounts of the words of Christ and of others often differ from one another: wherefore seemingly one of them must have given an untrue account. Therefore not every lie is a sin. Objection 2: Further, no one is rewarded by God for sin. But the midwives of Egypt were rewarded by God for a lie, for it is stated that
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Sundry Sharp Reproofs
This doctrine draws up a charge against several sorts: 1 Those that think themselves good Christians, yet have not learned this art of holy mourning. Luther calls mourning a rare herb'. Men have tears to shed for other things, but have none to spare for their sins. There are many murmurers, but few mourners. Most are like the stony ground which lacked moisture' (Luke 8:6). We have many cry out of hard times, but they are not sensible of hard hearts. Hot and dry is the worst temper of the body. Sure
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

The Section Chap. I. -iii.
The question which here above all engages our attention, and requires to be answered, is this: Whether that which is reported in these chapters did, or did not, actually and outwardly take place. The history of the inquiries connected with this question is found most fully in Marckius's "Diatribe de uxore fornicationum," Leyden, 1696, reprinted in the Commentary on the Minor Prophets by the same author. The various views may be divided into three classes. 1. It is maintained by very many interpreters,
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

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

Genesis 21:31
So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there.

Genesis 26:32
That day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well they had dug. They said, "We've found water!"

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