New International Version
So that place was called Beersheba, because the two men swore an oath there.
King James Bible
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Beer-sheba. i.e., the well of the oath, or the well of the seven: alluding to the seven ewe lambs. The verb rendered 'to swear' is derived from the word translated seven.
LibraryCompassion for Souls
Behold the compassion of a mother for her child expiring with thirst, and remember that such a compassion ought all Christians to feel towards souls that are perishing for lack of Christ, perishing eternally, perishing without hope of salvation. If the mother lifted up her voice arid wept, so also should we; and if the contemplation of her dying, child was all too painful for her, so may the contemplation of the wrath to come, which is to pass upon every soul that dies impenitent, become too painful …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
Of Bearing the Cross --One Branch of Self-Denial.
Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.
After the treaty had been made at Beersheba, Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces returned to the land of the Philistines.
Early the next morning the men swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they went away peacefully.
He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba.
So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
Hazar Shual, Beersheba, Biziothiah,
1 Kings 19:3
Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there,
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