New International Version
Isaac's servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there.
King James Bible
And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
Darby Bible Translation
And Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
World English Bible
Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
Young's Literal Translation
And Isaac's servants dig in the valley, and find there a well of living water,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A well of springing water - באר מים חיים beer mayim chaiyim, A well of living waters. This is the oriental phrase for a spring, and this is its meaning both in the Old and New Testaments: Leviticus 14:5, Leviticus 14:50; Leviticus 15:30; Numbers 19:17; Sol 4:15. See also John 4:10-14; John 7:38; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:1. And by these scriptures we find that an unfailing spring was an emblem of the graces and influences of the Spirit of God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
springing water. Heb. living.
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'Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold, and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. 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. And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for …
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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.
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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