Genesis 21:34
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New International Version
And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.

New Living Translation
And Abraham lived as a foreigner in Philistine country for a long time.

English Standard Version
And Abraham sojourned many days in the land of the Philistines.

Berean Study Bible
And Abraham resided in the land of the Philistines for a long time.

New American Standard Bible
And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines for many days.

King James Bible
And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

Christian Standard Bible
And Abraham lived as an alien in the land of the Philistines for many days.

Contemporary English Version
Then Abraham lived a long time as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines.

Good News Translation
Abraham lived in Philistia for a long time.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Abraham lived as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines for many days.

International Standard Version
After this, Abraham resided as a foreigner in Philistine territory for a long period of time.

NET Bible
So Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for quite some time.

New Heart English Bible
Abraham lived as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines many days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abraham lived a long time in the land of the Philistines.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.

New American Standard 1977
And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines for many days.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

King James 2000 Bible
And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

American King James Version
And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

American Standard Version
And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he was a sojourner in the land of the Palestines many days.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

English Revised Version
And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.

World English Bible
Abraham lived as a foreigner in the land of the Philistines many days.

Young's Literal Translation
and Abraham sojourneth in the land of the Philistines many days.
Study Bible
The Covenant at Beersheba
33And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the LORD, the Eternal God. 34And Abraham resided in the land of the Philistines for a long time.
Cross References
Genesis 20:1
Now Abraham journeyed from there to the region of the Negev and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While he was staying in Gerar,

Genesis 22:19
Abraham went back to his servants, and they got up and set out together for Beersheba. And Abraham settled in Beersheba.

Treasury of Scripture

And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

Genesis 20:1 And Abraham journeyed from there toward the south country, and dwelled …

1 Chronicles 29:15 For we are strangers before you, and sojourners, as were all our …

Psalm 39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace …

Hebrews 11:9,13 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, …

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain …







(34) In the Philistines' land--In Genesis 21:32 Abimelech on returning to Gerar is said to have gone back "into the land of the Philistines!' But Beer-sheba also in a general way belonged to his dominions, and Abraham dwelt there in peace by reason of the treaty which existed between him and the Philistine king.

Verse 34. - And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days. The apparent contradiction between the statement of this verse and that of Ver. 32 may be removed by supposing either,

(1) that as the land of the Philistines had no fixed boundary toward the desert, Beersheba may at this time have been claimed for the kingdom of Gerar (Keil); or,

(2) that as Beersheba was situated on the confines of the Philistines' territory, Abraham must frequently have sojourned in their country while pasturing his flocks (Rosenmüller).



And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days. Even many years, days being sometimes put for years; having entered into covenant with Abimelech, the king of the country, and settled a good correspondence with him, and having his friendship and good will, which commanded respect from his subjects, Abraham sojourned very quietly and comfortably for many years, chiefly at Beersheba; the Jewish writers say (a) he sojourned here twenty six years.

(a) Jarchi & Bereshit Rabba, sect. 54. fol. 48. 4. 34. Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land—a picture of pastoral and an emblem of Christian life. 21:22-34 Abimelech felt sure that the promises of God would be fulfilled to Abraham. It is wise to connect ourselves with those who are blessed of God; and we ought to requite kindness to those who have been kind to us. Wells of water are scarce and valuable in eastern countries. Abraham took care to have his title to the well allowed, to prevent disputes in future. No more can be expected from an honest man than that he be ready to do right, as soon as he knows he has done wrong. Abraham, being now in a good neighbourhood, stayed a great while there. There he made, not only a constant practice, but an open profession of his religion. There he called on the name of the Lord, as the everlasting God; probably in the grove he planted, which was his place of prayer. Abraham kept up public worship, in which his neighbours might join. Good men should do all they can to make others so. Wherever we sojourn, we must neither neglect nor be ashamed of the worship of Jehovah.



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