King James Version
Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba, because there they had sworn, both of them.
World English Bible
Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because they both swore there.
Young's Literal Translation
therefore hath he called that place 'Beer-Sheba,' for there have both of them sworn.
Genesis 21:31 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
Beersheba: that is, The well of the oath
Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.Genesis 21:31 Parallel Commentaries
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And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.
And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.
And Hazarshual, and Beersheba, and Bizjothjah,
1 Kings 19:3
And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.
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