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Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them.
King James Bible
And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
American Standard Version
And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father. For the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham. And he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
Young's Literal Translation
and Isaac turneth back, and diggeth the wells of water which they digged in the days of Abraham his father, which the Philistines do stop after the death of Abraham, and he calleth to them names according to the names which his father called them.
Genesis 26:18 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In the days of Abraham - Instead of בימי bimey, in the days, Houbigant contends we should read עבדי abdey, servants. Isaac dug again the wells which the servants of Abraham his father had dug. This reading is supported by the Samaritan, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate; and it is probably the true one.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
in the days. Houbigant contends, that instead of bimey, 'in the days,' we should read, avdey, 'servants;' agreeably to the Samaritan, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate: 'And Isaac digged again the wells of water which the servants of Abraham his father had digged.'
Genesis 21:31 Why he called that place Beersheba; because there they swore both of them.
Numbers 32:38 And Nebo, and Baalmeon, (their names being changed,) and Shibmah: and gave other names to the cities which they built.
Psalm 16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer...
Hosea 2:17 For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.
Zechariah 13:2 And it shall come to pass in that day, said the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land...
Genesis 26:18 Parallel CommentariesAbraham Death Died Digged Diggeth Dug Isaac Names Philistines Stop Stopped Time Turneth Water Water-Holes WellsAbraham Death Died Digged Diggeth Dug Isaac Names Philistines Stop Stopped Time Turneth Water Water-Holes WellsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Genesis 21:25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelek about a well of water that Abimelek's servants had seized.
Genesis 26:17 So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar, where he settled.
Genesis 26:19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there.
2 Chronicles 26:10 He also built towers in the wilderness and dug many cisterns, because he had much livestock in the foothills and in the plain. He had people working his fields and vineyards in the hills and in the fertile lands, for he loved the soil.