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Genesis 21:25

25 Then Abraham complained to Abimelek about a well of water that Abimelek’s servants had seized.

Read Genesis 21:25 Using Other Translations

And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
When Abraham reproved Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized,
Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well that Abimelech’s servants had taken by force from Abraham’s servants.

What does Genesis 21:25 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 21:25

And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water,
&c.] Before he swore and entered into covenant with him, he thought it advisable to inform him of an affair that had happened concerning a well of water, which in those hot and dry countries, as the southern parts of the land of Canaan were, was an affair of great importance; and to make complaint of the ill usage of Abimelech's servants with respect to it, and to reason with him about it, that the thing might be adjusted to mutual satisfaction, and so a firm basis and foundation be laid for the continuance of friendship for the future; which was wisely done before their league and covenant was ratified: this it seems was a well which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away:
that is, had by force taken the use of it to themselves for their cattle, and had deprived Abraham of it, though it was of his own digging; and perhaps there might be more than one, and the singular may be put for the plural; and so the Septuagint version has it, "the wells": see ( Genesis 26:15 Genesis 26:18 ) .

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