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Genesis 26:33

    Genesis 26:33 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he gave it the name of Shibah: so the name of that town is Beer-sheba to this day.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 26:33

    He called it Shebah - This was probably the same well which was called Beersheba in the time of Abraham, which the Philistines had filled up, and which the servants of Isaac had reopened. The same name is therefore given to it which it had before, with the addition of the emphatic letter ה he, by which its signification became extended, so that now it signified not merely an oath or full, but satisfaction and abundance.

    The name of the city is Beer-sheba - This name was given to it a hundred years before this time; but as the well from which it had this name originally was closed up by the Philistines, probably the name of the place was abolished with the well; when therefore Isaac reopened the well, he restored the ancient name of the place.