Genesis 26:21
New International Version
Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah.

New Living Translation
Isaac’s men then dug another well, but again there was a dispute over it. So Isaac named it Sitnah (which means “hostility”).

English Standard Version
Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that also, so he called its name Sitnah.

Berean Study Bible
Then they dug another well and quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah.

King James Bible
And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.

New King James Version
Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that one also. So he called its name Sitnah.

New American Standard Bible
Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Sitnah.

NASB 1995
Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Sitnah.

NASB 1977
Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Sitnah.

Amplified Bible
Then his servants dug another well, and they quarreled over that also, so Isaac named it Sitnah (enmity).

Christian Standard Bible
Then they dug another well and quarreled over that one also, so he named it Sitnah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they dug another well and quarreled over that one also, so he named it Hostility.

American Standard Version
And they digged another well, and they strove for that also. And he called the name of it Sitnah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they dug another well and they contended also over it, and he called its name Satana.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And having departed thence he dug another well, and they strove also for that; and he named the name of it, Enmity.

Contemporary English Version
Isaac's servants dug another well, and the shepherds also quarreled about it. So that well was named "Jealous."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they digged also another; and for that they quarreled likewise, and he called the name of it, Enmity.

English Revised Version
And they digged another well, and they strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.

Good News Translation
Isaac's servants dug another well, and there was a quarrel about that one also, so he named it "Enmity."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that one too. So Isaac named it Sitnah [Accusation].

International Standard Version
When his workers started digging another well, those herdsmen quarreled about that one, too, so Isaac named it Sitnah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they digged another well, and they strove for that also. And he called the name of it Sitnah.

Literal Standard Version
and they dig another well, and they strive also for it, and he calls its name “Hatred.”

NET Bible
His servants dug another well, but they quarreled over it too, so Isaac named it Sitnah.

New Heart English Bible
They dug another well, and they argued over that, also. He called its name Sitnah.

World English Bible
They dug another well, and they argued over that, also. He called its name Sitnah.

Young's Literal Translation
and they dig another well, and they strive also for it, and he calleth its name 'Hatred.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Isaac's Prosperity
20But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen and said, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him. 21Then they dug another well and quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah. 22He moved on from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. He named it Rehoboth and said, “At last the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.”…

Cross References
Genesis 26:20
But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen and said, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him.

Genesis 26:22
He moved on from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. He named it Rehoboth and said, "At last the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."


Treasury of Scripture

And they dig another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.

Sitnah.

Ezra 4:6
And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, wrote they unto him an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.









Verse 21. - And they digged another well (Isaac having yielded up the first), and strove for that also: - "The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water" (Proverbs 17:14) and he called the name of it Sitnah - "Contention" (from שָׂטָן, to lie in wait as an adversary; whence Satan); probably in Wady-es-Shutein, near Rehoboth (vide infra).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And they dug
וַֽיַּחְפְּרוּ֙ (way·yaḥ·pə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2658: To pry into, to delve, to explore

another
אַחֶ֔רֶת (’a·ḥe·reṯ)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 312: Hinder, next, other

well
בְּאֵ֣ר (bə·’êr)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 875: A pit, a well

and quarreled
וַיָּרִ֖יבוּ (way·yā·rî·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7378: To toss, grapple, to wrangle, controversy, to defend

over
עָלֶ֑יהָ (‘ā·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

that one also;
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

so he named
וַיִּקְרָ֥א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

it
שְׁמָ֖הּ (šə·māh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8034: A name

Sitnah.
שִׂטְנָֽה׃ (śiṭ·nāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7856: Sitnah -- 'hostility', the name of a well near Gerar


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