15 Now (A)all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up [a]by filling them with earth.

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  1. Genesis 26:15 Lit and filled them

Quarrel over the Wells

18 Then Isaac dug again the wells of water which [a]had been dug in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; and he [b]gave them the same names which his father had [c]given them.

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  1. Genesis 26:18 Lit they had dug
  2. Genesis 26:18 Lit called their names as the names
  3. Genesis 26:18 Lit called

20 the herdsmen of Gerar (A)quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, “The water is ours!” So he named the well [a]Esek, because they contended with him. 21 Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it [b]Sitnah. 22 He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it [c]Rehoboth, for he said, “[d](B)At last the Lord has made [e]room for us, and we will be (C)fruitful in the land.”

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  1. Genesis 26:20 I.e. contention
  2. Genesis 26:21 I.e. enmity
  3. Genesis 26:22 I.e. broad places
  4. Genesis 26:22 Lit Truly now
  5. Genesis 26:22 Or broad

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