Genesis 16:14
New International Version
That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.

New Living Translation
So that well was named Beer-lahai-roi (which means “well of the Living One who sees me”). It can still be found between Kadesh and Bered.

English Standard Version
Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; it lies between Kadesh and Bered.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi. It is located between Kadesh and Bered.

King James Bible
Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

New King James Version
Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; observe, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

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

NASB 1995
Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

NASB 1977
Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Amplified Bible
Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi (Well of the Living One Who Sees Me); it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Christian Standard Bible
That is why the well is called Beer-lahai-roi. It is between Kadesh and Bered.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
That is why she named the spring, “A Well of the Living One Who Sees Me.” It is located between Kadesh and Bered.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, she called this well “Beer D'Khaya Khezan"; behold, it is between Raqeem and Gadar.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore she called the well, The well of him whom I have openly seen; behold it is between Cades and Barad.

Contemporary English Version
That's why people call the well between Kadesh and Bered, "The Well of the Living One Who Sees Me."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore she called that well, The well of him that liveth and seeth me. The same is between Cades and Bared.

English Revised Version
Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Good News Translation
That is why people call the well between Kadesh and Bered "The Well of the Living One Who Sees Me."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is why the well is named Beer Lahai Roi [Well of the Living One Who Watches Over Me]. It is still there between Kadesh and Bered.

International Standard Version
That's why the spring was called, "The Well of the Living One who Looks after Me." It was between Kadesh and Bered.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Literal Standard Version
Therefore has one called the well, “The well of the Living One, my beholder”; behold, between Kadesh and Bered.

NET Bible
That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi. (It is located between Kadesh and Bered.)

New Heart English Bible
Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi. Look, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

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

Young's Literal Translation
therefore hath one called the well, 'The well of the Living One, my beholder;' lo, between Kadesh and Bered.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Birth of Ishmael
13So Hagar gave this name to the LORD who had spoken to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “Here I have seen the One who sees me!” 14Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi. It is located between Kadesh and Bered. 15And Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne.…

Cross References
Genesis 14:7
Then they turned back to invade En-mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they conquered the whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who lived in Hazazon-tamar.

Genesis 16:15
And Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne.

Genesis 21:19
Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.

Genesis 24:62
Now Isaac had just returned from Beer-lahai-roi, for he was living in the Negev.

Genesis 25:11
After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac, who lived near Beer-lahai-roi.


Treasury of Scripture

Why the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Beer-lahri-roi.

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

Genesis 24:62
And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.

Genesis 25:11
And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.

Kadesh.

Numbers 13:26
And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.









(14) Beer-lahai-roi.--That is, Well of the living-seeing (of God), the well where God has been seen, and the beholder still lives. It became afterwards a favourite dwelling-place of Isaac (Genesis 25:11), and was probably, therefore, surrounded by pastures, but its site has not been identified. For Kadesh see Genesis 14:7. Bered is absolutely unknown.

Verse 14. - Wherefore the well was called - in all likelihood first by Hagar - Beer-lahai-roi, or the well of him that liveth and seeth me (A.V.); but either

(1) the well of the living one of vision, i.e. of God, who appeared there (Onkeles, Rosenmüller, Lange) or

(2) the well of the life of vision, i.e. where after seeing God life was preserved (Gesenius, Keil, Kalisch, Murphy), or where in consequence of seeing God a new life was imparted (Inglis). Behold, it is between Kadesh (vide Genesis 14:7) and Bered. Of uncertain situation; but the well has probably been discovered in Ain Kades (called by the Arabs Moilahi Hagar), to the south of Beersheba, and about twelve miles from Kadesh (cf. Keil in lees).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Therefore
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the well
לַבְּאֵ֔ר (lab·bə·’êr)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 875: A pit, a well

was called
קָרָ֣א (qā·rā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

Beer-lahai-roi.
רֹאִ֑י (rō·’î)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 883: Beer-lahai-roi -- 'well of the living One that sees me', a place in the desert

It is located
הִנֵּ֥ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

between
בֵין־ (ḇên-)
Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

Kadesh
קָדֵ֖שׁ (qā·ḏêš)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6946: Kadesh -- 'sacred', a place in the desert

and Bered.
בָּֽרֶד׃ (bā·reḏ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1260: Bered -- a place near Kadesh, also an Ephraimite


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