33 And he called it Shebah: [1] therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.

Other Translations of Genesis 26:33

New International Version

33 He called it Shibah,"Shibah" can mean "oath" or "seven." and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba."Beersheba" can mean "well of the oath" and "well of seven."

English Standard Version

33 He called it Shibah;Shibah sounds like the Hebrew for oath therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

The Message

33 Isaac named the well Sheba (Oath), and that's the name of the city, Beersheba (Oath-Well), to this day.

New King James Version

33 So he called it Shebah. Therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

New Living Translation

33 So Isaac named the well Shibah (which means "oath"). And to this day the town that grew up there is called Beersheba (which means "well of the oath").

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 26:33

Commentary on Genesis 26:26-33

(Read Genesis 26:26-33)

When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him, Proverbs 16:7. Kings' hearts are in his hands, and when he pleases, he can turn them to favour his people. It is not wrong to stand upon our guard in dealing with those who have acted unfairly. But Isaac did not insist on the unkindnesses they had done him; he freely entered into friendship with them. Religion teaches us to be neighbourly, and, as much as in us lies, to live peaceable with all men. Providence smiled upon what Isaac did; God blessed his labours.