22 At that time Avimelekh and Pikhol the commander of his army spoke to Avraham. They said, “God is with you in everything you do.
23 Therefore, swear to me here by God that you will never deal falsely with me or with my son or grandson; but according to the kindness with which I have treated you, you will treat me and the land in which you have lived as a foreigner.
24 Avraham said, “I swear it.”
25 Now Avraham had complained to Avimelekh about a well which Avimelekh’s servants had seized.
26 Avimelekh answered, “I don’t know who has done this. You didn’t tell me, and I heard about it only today.”
27 Avraham took sheep and cattle and gave them to Avimelekh, and the two of them made a covenant.
28 Avraham put seven female lambs from the flock by themselves.
29 Avimelekh asked Avraham, “What is the meaning of these seven female lambs you have put by themselves?”
30 He answered, “You are to accept these seven female lambs from me as witness that I dug this well.”
31 This is why that place was called Be’er-Sheva [well of seven, well of an oath] — because they both swore an oath there.
32 When they made the covenant at Be’er-Sheva, Avimelekh departed with Pikhol the commander of his army and returned to the land of the P’lishtim.
33 Avraham planted a tamarisk tree in Be’er-Sheva, and there he called on the name of Adonai, the everlasting God.
34 Avraham lived for a long time as a foreigner in the land of the P’lishtim.
13 For when God made his promise to Avraham, he swore an oath to do what he had promised; and since there was no one greater than himself for him to swear by, he swore by himself
14 and said,
“I will certainly bless you,
and I will certainly give you many descendants”;
15 and so, after waiting patiently, Avraham saw the promise fulfilled.
16 Now people swear oaths by someone greater than themselves, and confirmation by an oath puts an end to all dispute.
17 Therefore, when God wanted to demonstrate still more convincingly the unchangeable character of his intentions to those who were to receive what he had promised, he added an oath to the promise;
18 so that through two unchangeable things, in neither of which God could lie, we, who have fled to take a firm hold on the hope set before us, would be strongly encouraged.
19 We have this hope as a sure and safe anchor for ourselves, a hope that goes right on through to what is inside the parokhet,
20 where a forerunner has entered on our behalf, namely, Yeshua, who has become a cohen gadol forever, to be compared with Malki-Tzedek.