Genesis 21:25
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New International Version
Then Abraham complained to Abimelek about a well of water that Abimelek's servants had seized.

King James Bible
And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water that Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

World English Bible
Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham reasoned with Abimelech concerning the matter of a well of water which Abimelech's servants have taken violently away,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Abraham reproved Abimelech - Wells were of great consequence in those hot countries, and especially where the flocks were numerous, because the water was scarce, and digging to find it was accompanied with much expense of time and labor.

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reproved.

Genesis 26:15-22 For all the wells which his father's servants had dig in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them...

Genesis 29:8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth...

Exodus 2:15-17 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelled in the land of Midian...

Judges 1:15 And she said to him, Give me a blessing: for you have given me a south land; give me also springs of water...

Proverbs 17:10 A reproof enters more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

Proverbs 25:9 Debate your cause with your neighbor himself; and discover not a secret to another:

Proverbs 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Matthew 18:15 Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he shall hear you...

because. Wells of water were of great consequence in those hot countries, especially where the flocks were numerous; because water was scarce, and digging to find it was attended with the expense of much time and labour.

servants.

Genesis 13:7 And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle...

Genesis 26:15-22 For all the wells which his father's servants had dig in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them...

Exodus 2:16,17 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock...

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Compassion for Souls
Behold the compassion of a mother for her child expiring with thirst, and remember that such a compassion ought all Christians to feel towards souls that are perishing for lack of Christ, perishing eternally, perishing without hope of salvation. If the mother lifted up her voice arid wept, so also should we; and if the contemplation of her dying, child was all too painful for her, so may the contemplation of the wrath to come, which is to pass upon every soul that dies impenitent, become too painful
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Of Bearing the Cross --One Branch of Self-Denial.
The four divisions of this chapter are,--I. The nature of the cross, its necessity and dignity, sec. 1, 2. II. The manifold advantages of the cross described, sec. 3-6. III. The form of the cross the most excellent of all, and yet it by no means removes all sense of pain, sec. 7, 8. IV. A description of warfare under the cross, and of true patience, (not that of philosophers,) after the example of Christ, sec. 9-11. 1. THE pious mind must ascend still higher, namely, whither Christ calls his disciples
Archpriest John Iliytch Sergieff—On the Christian Life

Cross References
Genesis 21:24
Abraham said, "I swear it."

Genesis 21:26
But Abimelek said, "I don't know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today."

Genesis 26:15
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.

Genesis 26:18
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.

Genesis 26:20
But the herders of Gerar quarreled with those of Isaac and said, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they disputed with him.

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