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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33 But Jacob said, “Swear(A) to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright(B) to Jacob.

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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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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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12 “Now then, please swear to me(A) by the Lord that you will show kindness(B) to my family, because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign(C)

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“And remember, you have with you Shimei(A) son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, who called down bitter curses on me the day I went to Mahanaim.(B) When he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore(C) to him by the Lord: ‘I will not put you to death by the sword.’

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