|New International Version (© 2011)|
Now swear to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants. Show to me and the country where you now reside as a foreigner the same kindness I have shown to you."
King James Bible
Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
American Standard Version
Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son. But according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
Young's Literal Translation
and now, swear to me by God here: thou dost not lie to me, or to my continuator, or to my successor; according to the kindness which I have done with thee thou dost with me, and with the land in which thou hast sojourned.'
Genesis 21:23 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now therefore swear unto me - The oath on such occasions probably meant no more than the mutual promise of both the parties, when they slew an animal, poured out the blood as a sacrifice to God, and then passed between the pieces. See this ceremony, Genesis 15:18 (note), and on Genesis 15 (note).
According to the kindness that I have done - The simple claims of justice were alone set up among virtuous people in those ancient times, which constitute the basis of the famous lex talionis, or law of like for like, kind office for kind office, and breach for breach.
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Genesis 14:22,23 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 24:3 And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth...
Genesis 26:28 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with you: and we said, Let there be now an oath between us, even between us and you...
Genesis 31:44,53 Now therefore come you, let us make a covenant, I and you; and let it be for a witness between me and you...
Deuteronomy 6:13 You shall fear the LORD your God, and serve him, and shall swear by his name.
Joshua 2:12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear to me by the LORD, since I have showed you kindness...
1 Samuel 20:13,17,42 The LORD do so and much more to Jonathan: but if it please my father to do you evil, then I will show it you, and send you away...
1 Samuel 24:21,22 Swear now therefore to me by the LORD, that you will not cut off my seed after me...
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...
Jeremiah 4:2 And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him...
2 Corinthians 1:23 Moreover I call God for a record on my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet to Corinth.
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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Genesis 20:14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
Genesis 21:23 Parallel CommentariesAlien Children Country Deal Dealt Deceitfully Descendants False. Falsely Foreigner Good Kindness Loyally Oath Offspring Posterity Show Shown Sojourned Son's Swear Wherein WiltAlien Children Country Deal Dealt Deceitfully Descendants False. Falsely Foreigner Good Kindness Loyally Oath Offspring Posterity Show Shown Sojourned Son's Swear Wherein WiltTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Genesis 21:24 Abraham said, "I swear it."
Genesis 26:28 They answered, "We saw clearly that the LORD was with you; so we said, 'There ought to be a sworn agreement between us'--between us and you. Let us make a treaty with you
Genesis 47:31 "Swear to me," he said. Then Joseph swore to him, and Israel worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.
Joshua 2:12 "Now then, please swear to me by the LORD that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign
1 Samuel 24:21 Now swear to me by the LORD that you will not kill off my descendants or wipe out my name from my father's family."