New Living Translation
Then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well that Abimelech's servants had taken by force from Abraham's servants.
King James Bible
And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water that Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
World English Bible
Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham reasoned with Abimelech concerning the matter of a well of water which Abimelech's servants have taken violently away,
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LibraryThe First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
Syria: the part played by it in the ancient world--Babylon and the first Chaldaean empire--The dominion of the Hyksos: Ahmosis. Some countries seem destined from their origin to become the battle-fields of the contending nations which environ them. Into such regions, and to their cost, neighbouring peoples come from century to century to settle their quarrels and bring to an issue the questions of supremacy which disturb their little corner of the world. The nations around are eager for the possession …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4
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Abraham replied, "Yes, I swear to it!"
"This is the first I've heard of it," Abimelech answered. "I have no idea who is responsible. You have never complained about this before."
So the Philistines filled up all of Isaac's wells with dirt. These were the wells that had been dug by the servants of his father, Abraham.
He reopened the wells his father had dug, which the Philistines had filled in after Abraham's death. Isaac also restored the names Abraham had given them.
But then the shepherds from Gerar came and claimed the spring. "This is our water," they said, and they argued over it with Isaac's herdsmen. So Isaac named the well Esek (which means "argument").
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