New International Version
That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.
King James Bible
Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore the well was named Beer-lahai-roi: behold, 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi - It appears, from Genesis 16:7, that Hagar had sat down by a fountain or well of water in the wilderness of Shur, at which the Angel of the Lord found her; and, to commemorate the wonderful discovery which God had made of himself, she called the name of the well באר לחי ראי beer-lachai-roi, "A well to the Living One who seeth me." Two things seem implied here:
1. A dedication of the well to Him who had appeared to her; and,
2. Faith in the promise: for he who is the Living One, existing in all generations, must have it ever in his power to accomplish promises which are to be fulfilled through the whole lapse of time.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Beer-lahri-roi. That is, The well of him that liveth and seeth me.
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Then they turned back and went to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they conquered the whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who were living in Hazezon Tamar.
So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne.
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.
Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was living in the Negev.
After Abraham's death, God blessed his son Isaac, who then lived near Beer Lahai Roi.
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