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So all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up, filling them with earth.
King James Bible
For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
American Standard Version
Now all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth.
Young's Literal Translation
and all the wells which his father's servants digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines have stopped them, and fill them with dust.
Genesis 26:15 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For all the wells - the Philistines had stopped them - In such countries a good well was a great acquisition; and hence in predatory wars it was usual for either party to fill the wells with earth or sand, in order to distress the enemy. The filling up the wells in this case was a most unprincipled transaction, as they had pledged themselves to Abraham, by a solemn oath, not to injure each other in this or any other respect. See Genesis 21:25-31.
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Genesis 21:30 And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shall you take of my hand, that they may be a witness to me, that I have dig this well.
had stopped. In those countries, a well of water was a great acquisition; and hence, this mode of injuring new settlers, or revenging themselves on their enemies, is still resorted to among the inhabitants.
Genesis 26:15 Parallel CommentariesAbraham Digged Dug Dust Earth Father's Fill Filled Filling Philistines Servants Stopped Time Water-Holes WellsAbraham Digged Dug Dust Earth Father's Fill Filled Filling Philistines Servants Stopped Time Water-Holes WellsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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