Isaac sowed crops in that land, and that year he harvested a hundred times as much as he had sown, because the Lord blessed him.
He continued to prosper and became a very rich man.
Because he had many herds of sheep and cattle and many servants, the Philistines were jealous of him.
So they filled in all the wells which the servants of his father Abraham had dug while Abraham was alive.
Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Leave our country. You have become more powerful than we are."
So Isaac left and set up his camp in Gerar Valley, where he stayed for some time.
He dug once again the wells which had been dug during the time of Abraham and which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham's death. Isaac gave the wells the same names that his father had given them.
Isaac's servants dug a well in the valley and found water.
The shepherds of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's shepherds and said, "This water belongs to us." So Isaac named the well "Quarrel."
Isaac's servants dug another well, and there was a quarrel about that one also, so he named it "Enmity."
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."