Genesis 21:31

“Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore he called that place, Beer-sheba: because there they sware both of them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there the two of them took an oath.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba. Because there they sware both of them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So he gave that place the name Beer-sheba, because there the two of them had given their oaths.
- Basic English Bible

Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba, because there they had sworn, both of them.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba: because there they swore both of them.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because they both swore there.
- World English Bible

therefore hath he called that place `Beer-Sheba,' for there have both of them sworn.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wherefore that place was called Beer-sheba; because there they swore both of them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 21:31


21:31 Beer - sheba - That is, the well of the oath, in remembrance of the covenant that they sware to, that they might be ever mindful of it.


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