Genesis 21:31
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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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Clarke'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.

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Genesis 26:33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

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.

Genesis 21:14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder...

Genesis 26:23 And he went up from there to Beersheba.

Joshua 15:28 And Hazarshual, and Beersheba, and Bizjothjah,

Judges 20:1 Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to Beersheba...

2 Samuel 17:11 Therefore I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered to you, from Dan even to Beersheba...

1 Kings 4:25 And Judah and Israel dwelled safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba...

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Compassion 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.
The four divisions of this chapter are,--I. The nature of the cross, its necessity and dignity, sec. 1, 2. II. The manifold advantages of the cross described, sec. 3-6. III. The form of the cross the most excellent of all, and yet it by no means removes all sense of pain, sec. 7, 8. IV. A description of warfare under the cross, and of true patience, (not that of philosophers,) after the example of Christ, sec. 9-11. 1. THE pious mind must ascend still higher, namely, whither Christ calls his disciples
Archpriest John Iliytch Sergieff—On the Christian Life

Cross References
Genesis 21:14
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.

Genesis 21:32
After the treaty had been made at Beersheba, Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces returned to the land of the Philistines.

Genesis 26:31
Early the next morning the men swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they went away peacefully.

Genesis 26:33
He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba.

Genesis 46:1
So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

Joshua 15:28
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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