27 Bible Verses about People Naming Things
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The Lord God formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man named all the animals, the birds of the air, and the living creatures of the field, but for Adam no companion who corresponded to him was found.
Whatever has happened was foreordained, and what happens to a person was also foreknown. It is useless for him to argue with God about his fate because God is more powerful than he is.
Their grave becomes their permanent residence, their eternal dwelling place. They name their lands after themselves,
When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, "What is it?" because they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, "It is the bread that the Lord has given you for food.
The house of Israel called its name "manna." It was like coriander seed and was white, and it tasted like wafers with honey.
Cain had marital relations with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was building a city, and he named the city after his son Enoch.
Now Jair son of Manasseh went and captured their small towns and named them Havvoth Jair.
Jair, son of Manasseh, took all the Argob region as far as the border with the Geshurites and Maacathites (namely Bashan) and called it by his name, Havvoth-Jair, which it retains to this very day.)
Then Nobah went and captured Kenath and its villages and called it Nobah after his own name.
So now assemble the rest of the army and besiege the city and capture it. Otherwise I will capture the city and it will be named for me."
Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug back in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after Abraham died. Isaac gave these wells the same names his father had given them.
That is why he named that place Beer Sheba, because the two of them swore an oath there.
He called that place Bethel, although the former name of the town was Luz.
Jacob named the place where God spoke with him Bethel.
There he set up an altar and called it "The God of Israel is God."
Gideon built an altar for the Lord there, and named it "The Lord is on friendly terms with me." To this day it is still there in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
Then they came to Marah, but they were not able to drink the waters of Marah, because they were bitter. (That is why its name was Marah.)
(the Sidonians call Hermon Sirion and the Amorites call it Senir),
(The Danites failed to conquer their territory, so they went up and fought with Leshem and captured it. They put the sword to it, took possession of it, and lived in it. They renamed it Dan after their ancestor.)
So David lived in the fortress and called it the City of David. David built all around it, from the terrace inwards.
For this reason that field has been called the "Field of Blood" to this day.
He set up the pillars on the porch in front of the main hall. He erected one pillar on the right side and called it Jakin; he erected the other pillar on the left side and called it Boaz.
Prior to this Absalom had set up a monument and dedicated it to himself in the King's Valley, reasoning "I have no son who will carry on my name." He named the monument after himself, and to this day it is known as Absalom's Memorial.
the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, "The water belongs to us!" So Isaac named the well Esek because they argued with him about it.
Then he moved away from there and dug another well. They did not quarrel over it, so Isaac named it Rehoboth, saying, "For now the Lord has made room for us, and we will prosper in the land."
His servants dug another well, but they quarreled over it too, so Isaac named it Sitnah.
So he named it Shibah; that is why the name of the city has been Beer Sheba to this day.
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