|Overview - Genesis 26|
|1||Isaac, because of famine, sojourns in Gerar, and the Lord instructs and blesses him.|
|7||He is reproved by Abimelech for denying his wife.|
|12||He grows rich, and the Philistines envy his prosperity.|
|18||He digs Esek, Sitnah, and Rehoboth.|
|23||God appears to him at Beer-sheba, and blesses him; and Abimelech makes a covenant with him.|
Genesis 26:15 (King James Version)
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.
- his father's
- had stopped
- In those countries, a well of water was a great acquisition; and hence, this mode of injuring new settlers, or revenging themselves on their enemies, is still resorted to among the inhabitants.