31 So that place was called Beersheba,[a](A) because the two men swore an oath(B) there.

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  1. Genesis 21:31 Beersheba can mean well of seven and well of the oath.
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32 After the treaty(A) had been made at Beersheba,(B) Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces(C) returned to the land of the Philistines.(D)

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28 They answered, “We saw clearly that the Lord was with you;(A) so we said, ‘There ought to be a sworn agreement between us’—between us and you. Let us make a treaty(B) with you

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

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44 Come now, let’s make a covenant,(A) you and I, and let it serve as a witness between us.”(B)

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53 May the God of Abraham(A) and the God of Nahor,(B) the God of their father, judge between us.”(C)

So Jacob took an oath(D) in the name of the Fear of his father Isaac.(E)

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