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Genesis 26:17

    Genesis 26:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Isaac departed there, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelled there.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Isaac departed thence, and encamped in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So Isaac went away from there, and put up his tents in the valley of Gerar, making his living-place there.

    Webster's Revision

    And Isaac departed thence, and encamped in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

    World English Bible

    Isaac departed from there, encamped in the valley of Gerar, and lived there.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Isaac departed thence, and encamped in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

    Definitions for Genesis 26:17

    Thence - There; that place.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 26:17

    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.