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
He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the city is Beersheba.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he called it, Oath: therefore he called the name of that city, the Well of Oath, until 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.
Study Bible
Isaac's Covenant with Abimelech
32On that same day Isaac’s servants came to tell him about the well they had dug, telling him, “We have found water!” 33He 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 to tell him about the well they had dug, telling him, "We have found water!"

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;







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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