Genesis 21:33
New International Version
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Eternal God.

New Living Translation
Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he worshiped the LORD, the Eternal God.

English Standard Version
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.

Berean Study Bible
And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the LORD, the Eternal God.

New American Standard Bible
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.

King James Bible
And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

Christian Standard Bible
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.

Contemporary English Version
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and worshiped the eternal LORD God.

Good News Translation
Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and worshiped the LORD, the Everlasting God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and there he called on the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God.

International Standard Version
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD God Everlasting.

NET Bible
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer Sheba. There he worshiped the LORD, the eternal God.

New Heart English Bible
And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba and worshiped the LORD, the Everlasting God, there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abraham planted a tamarisk-tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.

New American Standard 1977
And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba and called there on the name of the LORD, the eternal God.

King James 2000 Bible
And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

American King James Version
And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

American Standard Version
And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Jehovah, the Everlasting God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abraam planted a field at the well of the oath, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Abimelech, and Phicol the general of his army arose and returned to the land of the Palestines. But Abraham planted a grove in Bersabee, and there called upon the name of the Lord God eternal.

Darby Bible Translation
And [Abraham] planted a tamarisk in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Jehovah, the Eternal God.

English Revised Version
And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

World English Bible
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and called there on the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God.

Young's Literal Translation
and Abraham planteth a tamarisk in Beer-Sheba, and preacheth there in the name of Jehovah, God age-during;
Study Bible
The Covenant at Beersheba
32After they had made the covenant at Beersheba, Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army got up and returned to the land of the Philistines. 33And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the LORD, the Eternal God. 34And Abraham resided in the land of the Philistines for a long time.…
Cross References
Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Genesis 12:8
From there Abram moved on to the hill country east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel to the west and Ai to the east. There he built an altar to the LORD, and he called on the name of the LORD.

Genesis 21:32
After they had made the covenant at Beersheba, Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army got up and returned to the land of the Philistines.

Exodus 15:18
The LORD will reign forever and ever!"

Deuteronomy 32:40
For I lift up My hand to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever,

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were born, or You brought forth the earth and world, from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

Psalm 93:2
Your throne was established long ago; You are from all eternity.

Isaiah 40:28
Do you not know? Have you not heard? the LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will never grow faint or weary; His understanding is beyond searching out.

Jeremiah 10:10
But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and eternal King. The earth quakes at His wrath, and the nations cannot endure His indignation."

Habakkuk 1:12
Are You not from everlasting, O LORD, my God, my Holy One? We will not die. O LORD, You have appointed them to execute judgment; O Rock, You have established them for correction.

Treasury of Scripture

And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

grove.

Amos 8:14
They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beersheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.

Beer-sheba.

Deuteronomy 16:21
Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.

Judges 3:7
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.

called.

Genesis 4:26
And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

Genesis 12:8
And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.

Genesis 26:23,25,33
And he went up from thence to Beersheba…

on the name.

everlasting.

Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Isaiah 40:28
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.







Lexicon
And [Abraham] planted
וַיִּטַּ֥ע (way·yiṭ·ṭa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5193: To strike in, fix, to plant

a tamarisk tree
אֶ֖שֶׁל (’e·šel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 815: A tamarisk tree, a grove of any kind

in Beersheba,
שָׁ֑בַע (šā·ḇa‘)
Preposition | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 884: Beersheba -- 'well of seven', a place in the Negev

and there
שָׁ֔ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

he called
וַיִּ֨קְרָא־ (way·yiq·rā-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

upon the name
בְּשֵׁ֥ם (bə·šêm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

the Eternal
עוֹלָֽם׃ (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

God.
אֵ֥ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty
(33) And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba.--Heb., a tamarisk tree. Under a noble tree of this kind, which grows to a great size in hot countries, Saul held his court at Gibeah, and under another his bones were laid at Jabesh (1Samuel 22:6; 1Samuel 31:13).

And called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.--Heb., on the name of Jehovah, El 'olam (comp. Genesis 4:26). In Genesis 14:22, Abraham claimed for Jehovah that he was El 'elyon, the supreme God; in Genesis 17:1, Jehovah reveals Himself as El shaddai, the almighty God; and now Abraham claims for Him the attribute of eternity. As he advanced in holiness, Abraham also grew in knowledge of the manifold nature of the Deity, and we also more clearly understand why the Hebrews called God, not El, but Elohim. In the plural appellation all the Divine attributes were combined. El might be 'elyon, or shaddai, or 'olam; Elohim was all in one.

Verse 33. - And Abraham planted - as a sign of his peaceful occupation of the soil (Calvin); as a memorial of the transaction about the well ('Speaker's Commentary'); or simply as a shade for his tent (Rosenmüller); scarcely as an oratory (Bush, Kalisch) - a grove - the אֵשֶׁל - wood, plantation (Targum, Vulgate, Samaritan, Kimchi); a field, ἄρουραν (LXX.) - was probably the Tamarix Africanae (Gesenius, Furst, Delitzsch, Rosenmüller, Kalisch), which, besides being common in Egypt and Petraea, is mid to have been found growing near the ancient Beersheba - in Beersheba, and called there (not beneath the tree or in the grove, but in the place) on the name of the Lord, - Jehovah (vide Genesis 12:8; Genesis 13:4) - the everlasting God - literally, the God of eternity (LXX., Vulgate, Onkelos); not in contrast to heathen deities, who are born and die (Clericus), but "as the everlasting Vindicator of the faith of treaties, and as the infallible Source of the believer's rest and peace" (Murphy). 21:22-34 Abimelech felt sure that the promises of God would be fulfilled to Abraham. It is wise to connect ourselves with those who are blessed of God; and we ought to requite kindness to those who have been kind to us. Wells of water are scarce and valuable in eastern countries. Abraham took care to have his title to the well allowed, to prevent disputes in future. No more can be expected from an honest man than that he be ready to do right, as soon as he knows he has done wrong. Abraham, being now in a good neighbourhood, stayed a great while there. There he made, not only a constant practice, but an open profession of his religion. There he called on the name of the Lord, as the everlasting God; probably in the grove he planted, which was his place of prayer. Abraham kept up public worship, in which his neighbours might join. Good men should do all they can to make others so. Wherever we sojourn, we must neither neglect nor be ashamed of the worship of Jehovah.
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