31 So that place was called Beersheba,a because the two men swore an oath there.

Read Genesis 21:31 Using Other Translations

Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.
Therefore that place was called Beersheba, because there both of them swore an oath.
Then he named the place Beersheba (which means “well of the oath”), because that was where they had sworn the oath.