Genesis 26:33
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.

Berean Study Bible
So he called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the city is Beersheba.

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

New King James Version
So he called it Shebah. 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.

NASB 1995
So he called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

NASB 1977
So he called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

Amplified Bible
So he named the well Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

Christian Standard Bible
He called it Sheba. Therefore the name of the city is still Beer-sheba today.

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he called its name Seba, because of this he called the name of the city Beerseba until today.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he called it, Oath: therefore he called the name of that city, the Well of Oath, until this day.

Contemporary English Version
So Isaac named the well Shibah, and the town is still called Beersheba.

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

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

Good News Translation
He named the well "Vow." That is how the city of Beersheba got its name.

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.

Literal Standard Version
and he calls it Shebah, [oath,] therefore the name of the city [is] Beer-Sheba, [Well of the Oath,] 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.

New Heart English Bible
He called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beersheba 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Isaac's Covenant with Abimelech
32On that same day, Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well they had dug. “We have found water!” they told him. 33So he called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the city is Beersheba.

Cross References
Genesis 21:14
Early in the morning, Abraham got up, took bread and a skin of water, put them on Hagar's shoulders, and sent her away with the boy. She left and wandered in the Wilderness of Beersheba.

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

Genesis 26:32
On that same day, Isaac's servants came and told him about the well they had dug. "We have found water!" they told him.


Treasury of Scripture

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

Shebah.

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

Beer-sheba.

Genesis 26:28
And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;









(33) Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.--There was no city at this time at Beer-sheba, but one is mentioned at the conquest of Canaan by Joshua (Joshua 15:28). This note, as is the case generally with those which speak of a thing existing "unto this day," was added by Ezra and the men of the Great Synagogue, after the return from Babylon (comp. Genesis 22:14); and its meaning is that, whereas Abraham's name had been forgotten while the place lay desolate, this remarkable coincidence of the water being again found, just when the covenant had been confirmed by the customary sevenfold sacrifice, so impressed the minds of the people that the title of Beer-sheba never again passed into oblivion.

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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

it
אֹתָ֖הּ (’ō·ṯāh)
Direct object marker | third person feminine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

Shibah,
שִׁבְעָ֑ה (šiḇ·‘āh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7656: Shibah -- a well in Beersheba

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

to
עַ֖ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

this
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

day
הַיּ֥וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

the name
שֵׁם־ (šêm-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8034: A name

of the city
הָעִיר֙ (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

is Beersheba.
שֶׁ֔בַע (še·ḇa‘)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 884: Beersheba -- 'well of seven', a place in the Negev


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