Genesis 26:22

22 He moved away from there and dug another well. There was no dispute about this one, so he named it "Freedom." He said, "Now the Lord has given us freedom to live in the land, and we will be prosperous here."

Genesis 26:22 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 26:22

And he removed from thence
A little further from their border, to cut off all pretence, and put a stop to all dispute and controversy for the future: and digged another well;
in the place he removed to: and for that they strove not;
it being at such a distance from their border, they could not have the face to claim any right to it: and he called the name of it Rehoboth;
which signifies broad and spacious, places, enlargements: for now hath the Lord made room for us;
for himself, his family, his herds, and flocks, and freed them, from those difficulties under which they laboured, and the straits into which they were brought through the contention of the herdsmen of Gerar: and we shall be fruitful in the land;
his flocks and his herds increase, having good pasturage and watering for them, and so he and his family be in prosperous circumstances.

Genesis 26:22 In-Context

20 The shepherds of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's shepherds and said, "This water belongs to us." So Isaac named the well "Quarrel."
21 Isaac's servants dug another well, and there was a quarrel about that one also, so he named it "Enmity."
22 He moved away from there and dug another well. There was no dispute about this one, so he named it "Freedom." He said, "Now the Lord has given us freedom to live in the land, and we will be prosperous here."
23 Isaac left and went to Beersheba.
24 That night the Lord appeared to him and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid; I am with you. I will bless you and give you many descendants because of my promise to my servant Abraham."