Genesis 26:33
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New International Version
He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba.

New Living Translation
So Isaac named the well Shibah (which means "oath"). And to this day the town that grew up there is called Beersheba (which means "well of the oath").

English Standard Version
He called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

New American Standard Bible
So he called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

King James Bible
And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He called it Sheba. Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba to this day.

International Standard Version
So Isaac named the well Shebah, which is why the city is named Beer-sheba to this day.

NET Bible
So he named it Shibah; that is why the name of the city has been Beer Sheba to this day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he named it Shibah [Oath]. That is why the name of the city is still Beersheba today.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he called it Shebah, therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.

King James 2000 Bible
And he called it Shibah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.

American King James Version
And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

American Standard Version
And he called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whereupon he called it Abundance: and the name of the city was called Bersabee, even to this day.

Darby Bible Translation
And he called it Shebah; therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba to this day.

English Revised Version
And he called it Shibah: therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba to this day.

World English Bible
He called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

Young's Literal Translation
and he calleth it Shebah, oath, therefore the name of the city is Beer-Sheba, well of the oath, unto this day.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

26:26-33 When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him, Pr 16:7. Kings' hearts are in his hands, and when he pleases, he can turn them to favour his people. It is not wrong to stand upon our guard in dealing with those who have acted unfairly. But Isaac did not insist on the unkindnesses they had done him; he freely entered into friendship with them. Religion teaches us to be neighbourly, and, as much as in us lies, to live peaceable with all men. Providence smiled upon what Isaac did; God blessed his labours.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 33. - And he called it Shebah ("Oath;" which he would certainly not have done had it not been a well): therefore the name of the city (which ultimately gathered round the well) is Beersheba - i.e. the well of the oath (vide Genesis 21:31). Isaac must have perfectly understood that the place had been so named by his father three quarters of a century previous; but either the name had been forgotten by others, or had not come into general use amongst the inhabitants, or, observing the coincidence between his finding a well just at the time of covenanting with Abimelech and the fact that his father's treaty was also connected with a well, he wished to confirm and perpetuate the early name which had been assigned to the town. It is not certain that this was Abraham s well which had been rediscovered; the probability is that it was another, since at Bir-es-Sheba two wells are still in existence (vide Genesis 21:31) unto this day - an expression used throughout Genesis to describe events separated from the age of Moses by several centuries (vide Genesis 19:37, 38; Genesis 22:14; Genesis 32:32).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he called it Sheba,.... Which, according to Jerom, signifies "fulness", as if it had its name from the abundance of water in it; but rather it signifies an "oath", and was so called from the oath, which he and Abimelech had just took to one another; and these circumstances meeting together, the taking of the oath, and the account of the well:

therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day; that is, the well of the oath: it had been so called by Abraham an hundred years ago or more; but now upon this occasion it was renewed and confirmed, and so continued until the times of Moses, and many ages after.



Genesis 26:33 Additional Commentaries
Context
Isaac's Covenant with Abimelech
32Now it came about on the same day, that Isaac's servants came in and told him about the well which they had dug, and said to him, "We have found water." 33So he called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.
Cross References
Genesis 21:14
Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.

Genesis 21:31
So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there.

Genesis 26:32
That day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well they had dug. They said, "We've found water!"
Treasury of Scripture

And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

Shebah. i.e., an oath. therefore.

Genesis 21:31 Why he called that place Beersheba; because there they swore both of them.

Beer-sheba. i.e., the well of the oath.

Genesis 26:28 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with you: and we …

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