New Living Translation
Abimelech asked, "Why have you set these seven apart from the others?"
King James Bible
And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?
Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech said to Abraham, What mean these seven ewe-lambs, these which thou hast set by themselves?
World English Bible
Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves mean?"
Young's Literal Translation
And Abimelech saith unto Abraham, 'What are they -- these seven lambs which thou hast set by themselves?'
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LibraryThe First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
Syria: the part played by it in the ancient world--Babylon and the first Chaldaean empire--The dominion of the Hyksos: Ahmosis. Some countries seem destined from their origin to become the battle-fields of the contending nations which environ them. Into such regions, and to their cost, neighbouring peoples come from century to century to settle their quarrels and bring to an issue the questions of supremacy which disturb their little corner of the world. The nations around are eager for the possession …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4
The Holiness of God
But Abraham also took seven additional female lambs and set them off by themselves.
Abraham replied, "Please accept these seven lambs to show your agreement that I dug this well."
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