Genesis 26:25
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New International Version
Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the LORD. There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well.

New Living Translation
Then Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the LORD. He set up his camp at that place, and his servants dug another well.

English Standard Version
So he built an altar there and called upon the name of the LORD and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac’s servants dug a well.

New American Standard Bible
So he built an altar there and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants dug a well.

King James Bible
And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he built an altar there, called on the name of Yahweh, and pitched his tent there. Isaac's slaves also dug a well there.

International Standard Version
In response, Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the LORD. He also pitched his tents there and his servants dug a well.

NET Bible
Then Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the LORD. He pitched his tent there, and his servants dug a well.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the LORD. He also pitched his tent in that place, and his servants dug a well there.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he built an altar there and called upon the name of the LORD and pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's slaves opened a well.

King James 2000 Bible
And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants dug a well.

American King James Version
And he built an altar there, and called on the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants dig a well.

American Standard Version
And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of Jehovah, and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac's servants digged a well.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he built there an altar: and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent: and commanded his servants to dig a well.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of Jehovah. And he pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants dug a well.

English Revised Version
And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.

World English Bible
He built an altar there, and called on the name of Yahweh, and pitched his tent there. There Isaac's servants dug a well.

Young's Literal Translation
and he buildeth there an altar, and preacheth in the name of Jehovah, and stretcheth out there his tent, and there Isaac's servants dig a well.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

26:18-25 Isaac met with much opposition in digging wells. Two were called Contention and Hatred. See the nature of worldly things; they make quarrels, and are occasions of strife; and what is often the lot of the most quiet and peaceable; those who avoid striving, yet cannot avoid being striven with. And what a mercy it is to have plenty of water; to have it without striving for it! The more common this mercy is, the more reason to be thankful for it. At length Isaac digged a well, for which they strove not. Those that study to be quiet, seldom fail of being so. When men are false and unkind, still God is faithful and gracious; and his time to show himself so is, when we are most disappointed by men. The same night that Isaac came weary and uneasy to Beer-sheba, God brought comforts to his soul. Those may remove with comfort who are sure of God's presence.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - And he (i.e. Isaac, in grateful response to the Divine Promiser who had appeared to him) builded an altar there, - the first instance of altar building ascribed to Isaac; "those erected by his father no doubt still remaining in the other places where he sojourned" (Inglis) and called upon the name of the Lord, - i.e. publicly celebrated his worship in the midst of his household (vide on Genesis 12:7, 8) - and pitched his tent there (the place being now to him doubly hallowed by the appearance of the Lord to himself as well as to his father): and there Isaac's servants digged a well - a necessary appendage to a flockmaster's settlement.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he builded an altar there,.... At Beersheba, where his father Abraham had planted a grove before, and very probably had built an altar also, though it might not be now standing, Genesis 21:33,

and called upon the name of the Lord; and gave him thanks for all his mercies to him; for the care he had taken of him, and provision he had made for him and his during the time of famine; and for the protection and preservation of him in Gerar; and for his deliverance of him out of the hands of envious, malicious, and unreasonable men; as well as prayed unto him for present and future mercies, for providential care of him and his; and for communications of special grace, and for meetness for eternal glory; all which every good man daily prays to God for:

and pitched his tent there: intending to take up his abode and settle there:

and there Isaac's servants digged a well; in order to find water for the family, and for the flocks and herds; and which was necessary to be done, as they perceived their master designed to fix his habitation here; wells of water being of great moment and consequence in those hot and desert countries, as the above contentions about them abundantly show.



Genesis 26:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Isaac's Prosperity
24The LORD appeared to him the same night and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham; Do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you, and multiply your descendants, For the sake of My servant Abraham." 25So he built an altar there and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants dug a well.
Cross References
Genesis 4:26
Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of the LORD.

Genesis 12:7
The LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your offspring I will give this land." So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.

Genesis 12:8
From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.

Genesis 13:4
and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.

Genesis 13:18
So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the LORD.

Psalm 116:17
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

And he built an altar there, and called on the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants dig a well.

builded.

Genesis 8:20 And Noah built an altar to the LORD; and took of every clean beast, …

Genesis 12:7 And the LORD appeared to Abram, and said, To your seed will I give …

Genesis 13:18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelled in the plain of …

Genesis 22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham …

Genesis 33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

Genesis 35:1 And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and …

Exodus 17:15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:

called.

Psalm 116:17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call …

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