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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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
LibraryCompassion 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.
Abraham said, "I swear it."
But Abimelek said, "I don't know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today."
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.
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.
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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