15 So all the wells(A) that his father’s servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up,(B) filling them with earth.

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18 Isaac reopened the wells(A) 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.

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20 But the herders of Gerar quarreled(A) with those of Isaac and said, “The water is ours!”(B) So he named the well Esek,[a] because they disputed with him. 21 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled(C) over that one also; so he named it Sitnah.[b] 22 He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth,[c](D) saying, “Now the Lord has given us room(E) and we will flourish(F) in the land.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 26:20 Esek means dispute.
  2. Genesis 26:21 Sitnah means opposition.
  3. Genesis 26:22 Rehoboth means room.