|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 26:22 (King James Version)
And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
- The wells in Arabia are generally dug in the rock: their mouths are about six feet in diameter, and they are from nineteen to twenty feet in depth. But Niebuhr informs us, that many wells are from 160 to 170 feet deep.
- i.e., Room. the Lord.
- Psalms 4:1 ; 18:19 118:5
- be fruitful
- 17:6 28:3 41:52 Exodus 1:7