New International Version
and Abimelek asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?"
King James Bible
And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?
Darby Bible Translation
And Abimelech said to Abraham, What [mean] these seven ewe-lambs, these which thou hast set by themselves?
World English Bible
Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves mean?"
Young's Literal Translation
And Abimelech saith unto Abraham, 'What are they -- these seven lambs which thou hast set by themselves?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Seven ewe lambs - These were either given as a present, or they were intended as the price of the well; and being accepted by Abimelech, they served as a witness that he had acknowledged Abraham's right to the well in question.
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Behold the compassion of a mother for her child expiring with thirst, and remember that such a compassion ought all Christians to feel towards souls that are perishing for lack of Christ, perishing eternally, perishing without hope of salvation. If the mother lifted up her voice arid wept, so also should we; and if the contemplation of her dying, child was all too painful for her, so may the contemplation of the wrath to come, which is to pass upon every soul that dies impenitent, become too painful …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
Of Bearing the Cross --One Branch of Self-Denial.
Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock,
He replied, "Accept these seven lambs from my hand as a witness that I dug this well."
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