Genesis 16:14

“Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore the well was called, Beer-lahai-roi: Behold, It is betweene Cadesh and Bered.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that fountain was named, Fountain of Life and Vision: it is between Kadesh and Bered.
- Basic English Bible

Therefore the well was named Beer-lahai-roi: behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore the well was called Beer-la-hai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi. Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
- World English Bible

therefore hath one called the well, `The well of the Living One, my beholder;' lo, between Kadesh and Bered.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wherefore the well was called 'Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 16:14


16:14 The well was called Beer - lahai - roi - The well of him that lives and sees me. 'Tis likely Hagar put this name upon it, and it was retained long after. This was the place where the God of glory manifested the special care he took of a poor woman in distress. Those that are graciously admitted into communion with God, and receive seasonable comforts from him, should tell others what he has done for their souls, that they also may be encouraged to seek him and trust in him.


Discussion for Genesis 16

  • Grant
    Thank God this website exists because there are no other things on the internet that are holy, except for other similar websites.
  • Felicia
    Verse 13
    Whatever name we would choose to give God would say as much about our need as it would about the character of God. It is through our need that we experience God in our deepest way. God watches over what He created. Hagar discovered that in the desert. We need a gentle reminder also. God does see us! Thank you Father for your unfailing love for the world you created and for me also.
  • David Price
    Man thougths are not God thoughts, so I say unto you wait on the Lord, wait on the Lord!!!
  • Lanita
    The best chapter to praise the lord!
  • Lanita
    I love this chapter! It is the best chapter!
  • Valerie
    yes sometimes we do things without thinking an waiting on GOD to bring us out, then when reality hits us we want to cry out to the LORD for help when we was to listen to HIS voice, yes i done somethings i wish i can go back an erase but i just ask my GOD for forgiveness an turn away from the sin i committed.am so glad that HE dont give us what our deserve for our sins, AMEN.

Bible Options