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Abraham also complained to Abimelech

Possible meanings are 1) Abraham was complaining about what happened or 2) "Abraham also rebuked Abimelech"

concerning a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized from him

"because Abimelech's servants had taken one of Abraham's wells"

seized from him

"taken from Abraham" or "had taken control of"

I have not heard of it until today

"This is the first time I have heard about it"

Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech

This is a sign of friendship and that Abraham agrees to make covenant with Abimelech. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-symaction)

translationWords

  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/abraham
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/abimelech
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/well
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/servant
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/seize
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/sheep
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible//ox
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/covenant