Genesis 26:25

25 Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the Lord. Then he set up his camp there, and his servants dug another well.

Genesis 26:25 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 26:25

And he builded an altar there
At Beersheba, where his father Abraham had planted a grove before, and very probably had built an altar also, though it might not be now standing, ( Genesis 21:33 ) ; and called upon the name of the Lord;
and gave him thanks for all his mercies to him; for the care he had taken of him, and provision he had made for him and his during the time of famine; and for the protection and preservation of him in Gerar; and for his deliverance of him out of the hands of envious, malicious, and unreasonable men; as well as prayed unto him for present and future mercies, for providential care of him and his; and for communications of special grace, and for meetness for eternal glory; all which every good man daily prays to God for: and pitched his tent there:
intending to take up his abode and settle there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well;
in order to find water for the family, and for the flocks and herds; and which was necessary to be done, as they perceived their master designed to fix his habitation here; wells of water being of great moment and consequence in those hot and desert countries, as the above contentions about them abundantly show.

Genesis 26:25 In-Context

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."
25 Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the Lord. Then he set up his camp there, and his servants dug another well.
26 Abimelech came from Gerar with Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander of his army to see Isaac.
27 So Isaac asked, "Why have you now come to see me, when you were so unfriendly to me before and made me leave your country?"