New International Version
Then they dug another well, but they 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And they dug another well, and they strove for that also; and he called the name of it 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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They dug another well - Never did any man more implicitly follow the Divine command, Resist not evil, than Isaac; whenever he found that his work was likely to be a subject of strife and contention, he gave place, and rather chose to suffer wrong than to have his own peace of mind disturbed. Thus he overcame evil with good.
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Sitnah. i.e., Hatred.
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'Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold, and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for …
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The Section Chap. I. -iii.
But the herders of Gerar quarreled with those of Isaac and said, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they disputed with him.
He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth, saying, "Now the LORD has given us room and we will flourish in the land."
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