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Genesis 21:31

    Genesis 21:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why he called that place Beersheba; because there they swore both of them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba. Because there they sware both of them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So he gave that place the name Beer-sheba, because there the two of them had given their oaths.

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba. Because there they sware both of them.

    World English Bible

    Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because they both swore there.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them.

    Definitions for Genesis 21:31

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 21:31

    He called that place Beer-sheba - באר שבע Beer-shaba, literally, the well of swearing or of the oath, because they both sware there - mutually confirmed the covenant.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 21:31

    21:31 Beer - sheba - That is, the well of the oath, in remembrance of the covenant that they sware to, that they might be ever mindful of it.