New American Standard Bible
And Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and settled there.
King James Bible
And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
Darby Bible Translation
And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his camp in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
World English Bible
Isaac departed from there, encamped in the valley of Gerar, and lived there.
Young's Literal Translation
and Isaac goeth from thence, and encampeth in the valley of Gerar, and dwelleth there;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Isaac retires, and sets about the digging of wells. He retreats from Gerar and its suburbs, and takes up his abode in the valley, or wady of Gerar. These wadys are the hollows in which brooks flow, and therefore the well-watered and fertile parts of the country. He digs again the old wells, and calls them by the old names. He commences the digging of new ones. For the first the herdmen of Gerar strive, claiming the water as their property. Isaac yields. He digs another; they strive, and he again yields. He now removes apparently into a distinct region, and digs a third well, for which there is no contest. This he calls Rehoboth, "room" - a name which appears to be preserved in Wady er-Ruhaibeh, near which is Wady esh-Shutein, corresponding to Sitnah. "For now the Lord hath made room for us." Isaac's homely realizing faith in a present and presiding Lord here comes out.
There are few subjects on which the Lord's own people are more astray than on the subject of giving. They profess to take the Bible as their own rule of faith and practice, and yet in the matter of Christian finance, the vast majority have utterly ignored its plain teachings and have tried every substitute the carnal mind could devise; therefore it is no wonder that the majority of Christian enterprises in the world today are handicapped and crippled through the lack of funds. Is our giving to be …
Arthur W. Pink—Tithing
An Obscured vision
Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are too powerful for us."
Then Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the same names which his father had given them.
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