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Genesis 26:15

    Genesis 26:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For all the wells which his father's servants had dig in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now all the water-holes, which his father's servants had made in the days of Abraham, had been stopped up with earth by the Philistines.

    Webster's Revision

    Now all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth.

    World English Bible

    Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now 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.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 26:15

    For all the wells - the Philistines had stopped them - In such countries a good well was a great acquisition; and hence in predatory wars it was usual for either party to fill the wells with earth or sand, in order to distress the enemy. The filling up the wells in this case was a most unprincipled transaction, as they had pledged themselves to Abraham, by a solemn oath, not to injure each other in this or any other respect. See Genesis 21:25-31.