GENESIS 26:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.”

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Genesis 26:18 Translation & Meaning

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And Isaac יִצְחָ֜ק Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham Isaac
digged וַיַּחְפֹּ֣ר׀ Properly, to pry into; by implication, to delve, to explore digged
again וַיָּ֨שָׁב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again again
the wells בְּאֵרֹ֣ת A pit; especially a well wells
of water, הַמַּ֗יִם Water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen water
which אֲשֶׁ֤ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
they had digged חָֽפְרוּ֙ Properly, to pry into; by implication, to delve, to explore digged
in the days בִּימֵי֙ A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) days
of Abraham אַבְרָהָ֣ם Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
his father; אָבִ֔יו Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
for the Philistines פְּלִשְׁתִּ֔ים A Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth Philistines
had stopped וַיְסַתְּמ֣וּם To stop up; by implication, to repair; figuratively, to keep secret stopped
them after אַֽחֲרֵ֖י Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) them after
the death מ֣וֹת Death (natural or violent); concretely, the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively, pestilence, ruin death
of Abraham: אַבְרָהָ֑ם Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
and he called וַיִּקְרָ֤א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
their names שֵׁמ֔וֹת An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character names
after the names כַּשֵּׁמֹ֕ת An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character names
by which אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc by which
his father אָבִֽיו׃ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
had called קָרָ֥א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
them. קָרָ֥א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) them

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  • 16  And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.

  • 17  And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

  • 18  And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

  • 19  And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.

  • 20  And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.




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