Genesis 21:28
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New American Standard Bible
Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

King James Bible
And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves.

World English Bible
Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

Young's Literal Translation
and Abraham setteth seven Lambs of the flock by themselves.

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The Gospel Feast
"When Jesus then lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat?"--John vi. 5. After these words the Evangelist adds, "And this He said to prove him, for He Himself knew what He would do." Thus, you see, our Lord had secret meanings when He spoke, and did not bring forth openly all His divine sense at once. He knew what He was about to do from the first, but He wished to lead forward His disciples, and to arrest and
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

The Annunciation of Jesus the Messiah, and the Birth of his Forerunner.
FROM the Temple to Nazareth! It seems indeed most fitting that the Evangelic story should have taken its beginning within the Sanctuary, and at the time of sacrifice. Despite its outward veneration for them, the Temple, its services, and specially its sacrifices, were, by an inward logical necessity, fast becoming a superfluity for Rabbinism. But the new development, passing over the intruded elements, which were, after all, of rationalistic origin, connected its beginning directly with the Old Testament
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Genesis 21:27
Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant.

Genesis 21:29
Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs mean, which you have set by themselves?"

Genesis 21:30
He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well."

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