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27 Bible Verses about People Naming Things

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Genesis 2:19-20

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living soul, that was its name. And the man gave names to every beast, and to the fowl of the heavens, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a help meet for him.

Ecclesiastes 6:10

He that is has been named already; and it is known that he is man and that he shall not be able to contend with him that is mightier than he.

Psalm 49:11

Their inward thought is that their houses are eternal and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

Exodus 16:15

And when the sons of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna (What is it?): for they did not know what it was. Then Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.

Exodus 16:31

And the house of Israel called its name Manna; and it was like coriander seed, white, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

Genesis 4:17

And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch; and he built a city and called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch.

Numbers 32:41

Jair, the son of Manasseh also went and took the small towns thereof and called them Havothjair.

Deuteronomy 3:14

Jair, the son of Manasseh, took all the country of Argob unto the border of Geshuri and Maachathi and called them after his own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.

Numbers 32:42

Likewise Nobah went and took Kenath and its villages and called it Nobah, after his own name.

2 Samuel 12:28

Now, therefore, gather the rest of the people together and encamp against the city and take it lest I take the city, and it be called after my name.

Genesis 26:18

And Isaac reopened the wells of water, which they had opened in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham, and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

Genesis 21:31

Therefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they swore, both of them.

Genesis 28:19

And he called the name of that place Bethel, since the name of that city was called Luz at first.

Genesis 35:15

And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him, Bethel.

Genesis 33:20

And there he erected an altar, and called it Elelohe-Israel (the Strong God of Israel).

Judges 6:24

Then Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD and called it The LORD is the Peace, , unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

Exodus 15:23

And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore the name of it was called Marah.

Deuteronomy 3:9

(which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion and the Amorites call it Shenir) and

Joshua 19:47

And the border of the sons of Dan went out too little for them; therefore, the sons of Dan went up to fight against Leshem and took it and smote it with the edge of the sword and possessed it and dwelt therein and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.

2 Samuel 5:9

So David dwelt in the fortress and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

Matthew 27:8

Therefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

1 Kings 7:21

And he stood up the pillars in the porch of the temple. And when he had set up the right pillar, he called the name of it Jachin; ; and in standing up the left pillar, he called its name Boaz.

2 Samuel 18:18

Now Absalom, while he was alive, had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's valley; for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance. And he called the pillar after his own name, and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.

Genesis 26:20

And the pastors of Gerar strove with Isaac's pastors, saying, The water is ours; therefore he called the name of the well Esek, because they strove with him.

Genesis 26:22

And he left there and opened another well; and for that one they did not strive and he called the name of it Rehoboth, and he said, For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Genesis 26:21

And they opened another well and strove for that one also; and he called the name of it Sitnah.

Genesis 26:33

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

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