27 Bible Verses about People Naming Things

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Genesis 2:19-20

And out of the ground Yahweh God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and he brought [each] to the man to see what he would call it. And whatever the man called that living creature [was] its name. And the man {gave names} to every domesticated animal and to the birds of heaven and to all the wild animals. But for [the] man there was not found a helper {as his counterpart}.

Ecclesiastes 6:10

Whatever is--it was already determined, {what will be--it has already been decided}. As for man, he cannot argue against what is more powerful than him.

Psalm 49:11

Within them [they think] their houses [are] forever, their dwelling places from generation to generation. They {name} [their] lands by their [own] names.

Exodus 16:15

And the {Israelites} saw, and they said {to each other}, "What [is] this?" because they did not know what it [was]. And Moses said to them, "That [is] the bread that Yahweh has given to you as food.

Exodus 16:31

And the house of Israel called its name "manna." And it [was] like coriander seed, white, and its taste [was] like a wafer with honey.

Genesis 4:17

And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to Enoch. And when he built a city {he named the city after his son, Enoch}.

Numbers 32:41

And Jair son of Manasseh went and captured their unwalled villages, and he called them Havvoth Jair.

Deuteronomy 3:14

Jair the descendant of Manasseh acquired the whole region of Argob, up to the boundary of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and he called it, [that is] Bashan, after his [own] name, Havvoth Jair, {as it still is today}.

Numbers 32:42

Nobah went and captured Kenath and its villages, and he called it Nobah after his [own] name.

2 Samuel 12:28

So then, gather the remainder of the army and encamp against the city and capture it, lest I capture the city and my name be proclaimed over it."

Genesis 26:18

And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after the death of Abraham. And he gave to them {the same names} which his father had given them.

Genesis 21:31

Therefore that place is called Beersheba, because there the two of them swore an oath.

Genesis 28:19

And he called the name of that place Bethel; however, the name of the city [was] formerly Luz.

Genesis 35:15

And Jacob called the name of the place where God had spoken with him Bethel.

Genesis 33:20

And there he erected an altar and called it "El Elohe Israel."

Judges 6:24

And Gideon built there an altar to Yahweh, and he called it "Yahweh [is] peace." To this day it is still in Ophrah [of the] Abiezrites.

Exodus 15:23

And they came to Marah, and they were not able to drink water from Marah because it was bitter. Therefore {it was named} Marah.

Deuteronomy 3:9

(The Sidonians called Hermon 'Sirion,' and the Amorites called it 'Senir.')

Joshua 19:47

The border of the descendants of Dan continued {beyond them}, because the descendants of Dan went up and fought with Lesham, and they captured and struck it with {the edge of the sword}, and they took possession of it and settled in it; and they called Leshem Dan, after the name of Dan their ancestor.

2 Samuel 5:9

David occupied the fortress and called it the city of David. And David built all around [it] from the Millo and {inward}.

Matthew 27:8

(For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood until today.)

1 Kings 7:21

He set up the pillars for the porch of the main hall; he erected the pillar on the right and called its name Jakin, and he set up the pillar on the left and called its name Boaz.

2 Samuel 18:18

(Now Absalom had taken and set up for himself in his lifetime a stone pillar that [is] in the valley of the king, because he said, "I have no son in order to remember my name," and he called the stone pillar by his name. It [is] called the monument of Absalom until this day).

Genesis 26:20

Then the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours." And he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him.

Genesis 26:22

Then he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. And he called its name Rehoboth, and said, "Now Yahweh has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land."

Genesis 26:21

And they dug another well, and they quarreled over it also. And he called its name Sitnah.

Genesis 26:33

And he called it Sheba. Therefore the name of the city [is] Beersheba unto this day.

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