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Nehemiah 9:25

"They captured fortified cities and a fertile land They took possession of houses full of every good thing, Hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves, Fruit trees in abundance So they ate, were filled and grew fat, And reveled in Your great goodness.

Deuteronomy 6:10-11

"Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build, and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied,

Genesis 24:11-20

He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water. He said, "O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today, and show lovingkindness to my master Abraham. "Behold, I am standing by the spring, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water; read more.
now may it be that the girl to whom I say, 'Please let down your jar so that I may drink,' and who answers, 'Drink, and I will water your camels also'--may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown lovingkindness to my master." Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor, came out with her jar on her shoulder. The girl was very beautiful, a virgin, and no man had had relations with her; and she went down to the spring and filled her jar and came up. Then the servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please let me drink a little water from your jar." She said, "Drink, my lord"; and she quickly lowered her jar to her hand, and gave him a drink. Now when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, "I will draw also for your camels until they have finished drinking." So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, and ran back to the well to draw, and she drew for all his camels.

1 Samuel 9:11

As they went up the slope to the city, they found young women going out to draw water and said to them, "Is the seer here?"

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John 4:7-9

There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink." For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)

Genesis 29:2-3

He looked, and saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it, for from that well they watered the flocks. Now the stone on the mouth of the well was large. When all the flocks were gathered there, they would then roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.

Genesis 29:7-10

He said, "Behold, it is still high day; it is not time for the livestock to be gathered. Water the sheep, and go, pasture them." But they said, "We cannot, until all the flocks are gathered, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep." While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherdess. read more.
When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

Exodus 2:15-17

When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. Then the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock.

Genesis 21:25

But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the well of water which the servants of Abimelech had seized.

Genesis 26:12-22

Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him, and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy; for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him. read more.
Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up by filling them with earth. Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are too powerful for us." And Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and settled there. 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. But when Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of flowing water, the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him. Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Sitnah. He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it Rehoboth, for he said, "At last the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Numbers 20:17

'Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or through vineyard; we will not even drink water from a well. We will go along the king's highway, not turning to the right or left, until we pass through your territory.'"

Numbers 21:22

"Let me pass through your land. We will not turn off into field or vineyard; we will not drink water from wells. We will go by the king's highway until we have passed through your border."

Genesis 16:7

Now the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 21:31

Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there the two of them took an oath.

Genesis 26:20-22

the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him. Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Sitnah. He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it Rehoboth, for he said, "At last the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

John 4:6

and Jacob's well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Jeremiah 17:13

O LORD, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You will be put to shame Those who turn away on earth will be written down, Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the LORD.

Jeremiah 2:13

"For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns That can hold no water.

Jeremiah 6:7

"As a well keeps its waters fresh, So she keeps fresh her wickedness Violence and destruction are heard in her; Sickness and wounds are ever before Me.

Proverbs 23:27

For a harlot is a deep pit And an adulterous woman is a narrow well.

Jeremiah 51:36

Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am going to plead your case And exact full vengeance for you; And I will dry up her sea And make her fountain dry.

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Salvation » Illustrated by » Wells

Water » Collected in » Wells

Genesis 21:19

Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the skin with water and gave the lad a drink.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Eze 47; re 22

Isaiah 49:10

"They will not hunger or thirst, Nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them down; For He who has compassion on them will lead them And will guide them to springs of water.

Jeremiah 17:13

O LORD, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You will be put to shame Those who turn away on earth will be written down, Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the LORD.

Song of Songs 4:15

"You are a garden spring, A well of fresh water, And streams flowing from Lebanon."

Wells » Were often stopped up by enemies

2 Kings 3:25

Thus they destroyed the cities; and each one threw a stone on every piece of good land and filled it So they stopped all the springs of water and felled all the good trees, until in Kir-hareseth only they left its stones; however, the slingers went about it and struck it.

Genesis 26:15

Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up by filling them with earth.

2 Kings 3:19

'Then you shall strike every fortified city and every choice city, and fell every good tree and stop all springs of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.'"

Genesis 26:18

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.

Wells » Frequented by » Travellers

Genesis 24:11

He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water.

Genesis 24:13

"Behold, I am standing by the spring, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water;

Genesis 24:42

"So I came today to the spring, and said, 'O LORD, the God of my master Abraham, if now You will make my journey on which I go successful;

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Bethlehem

2 Samuel 23:15

David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!"

1 Chronicles 11:17-18

David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!" So the three broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David; nevertheless David would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD;

Wells » Frequently made » Outside cities

Genesis 24:11

He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water.

John 4:6

and Jacob's well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

John 4:8

For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.

Wells » Illustrative » Of the holy spirit in saints

Song of Songs 4:15

"You are a garden spring, A well of fresh water, And streams flowing from Lebanon."

Wells » Were a frequent cause of strife

Genesis 21:25

But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the well of water which the servants of Abimelech had seized.

Genesis 26:21-22

Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Sitnah. He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it Rehoboth, for he said, "At last the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Wells » Illustrative » Of wisdom and understanding in man

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Wells » Often afforded no water

Zechariah 9:11

As for you also, because of the blood of My covenant with you, I have set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.

Jeremiah 14:3

"Their nobles have sent their servants for water; They have come to the cisterns and found no water They have returned with their vessels empty; They have been put to shame and humiliated, And they cover their heads.

Wells » Frequently made » Near encampments

Genesis 21:30

He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well."

Genesis 26:18

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.

Wells » Names often given to

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 21:31

Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there the two of them took an oath.

Wells » Surrounded by trees

Exodus 15:27

Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and seventy date palms, and they camped there beside the waters.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Issuing from God's house

Joel 3:18

And in that day The mountains will drip with sweet wine, And the hills will flow with milk, And all the brooks of Judah will flow with water; And a spring will go out from the house of the LORD To water the valley of Shittim.

Ezekiel 47:1

Then he brought me back to the door of the house; and behold, water was flowing from under the threshold of the house toward the east, for the house faced east. And the water was flowing down from under, from the right side of the house, from south of the altar.

Wells » Many supplied from lebanon

Song of Songs 4:15

"You are a garden spring, A well of fresh water, And streams flowing from Lebanon."

Wells » Flgurative » Without water

Jeremiah 15:18

Why has my pain been perpetual And my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will You indeed be to me like a deceptive stream With water that is unreliable?

Wells » Frequently made » In the desert

2 Chronicles 26:10

He built towers in the wilderness and hewed many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the lowland and in the plain. He also had plowmen and vinedressers in the hill country and the fertile fields, for he loved the soil.

Wells » Flgurative » Of salvation

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Makes life fruitful

Revelation 22:1-2

Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Wells » The occasion of feuds » Between isaac and abimelech

Genesis 26:15-22

Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up by filling them with earth. Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are too powerful for us." And Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and settled there. read more.
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. But when Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of flowing water, the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him. Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Sitnah. He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it Rehoboth, for he said, "At last the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Genesis 26:32-33

Now it came about on the same day, that Isaac's servants came in and told him about the well which they had dug, and said to him, "We have found water." So he called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Universal call to partake of

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Beer (east of jordan)

Numbers 21:16-18

From there they continued to Beer, that is the well where the LORD said to Moses, "Assemble the people, that I may give them water." Then Israel sang this song: "Spring up, O well! Sing to it! "The well, which the leaders sank, Which the nobles of the people dug, With the scepter and with their staffs." And from the wilderness they continued to Mattanah,

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-sheba

Genesis 21:30-31

He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well." Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there the two of them took an oath.

Wells » Frequented by » Women who came to draw water

Genesis 24:13-14

"Behold, I am standing by the spring, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water; now may it be that the girl to whom I say, 'Please let down your jar so that I may drink,' and who answers, 'Drink, and I will water your camels also'--may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown lovingkindness to my master."

Wells » Had troughs placed near for watering cattle

Genesis 24:19-20

Now when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, "I will draw also for your camels until they have finished drinking." So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, and ran back to the well to draw, and she drew for all his camels.

Wells » Canaan abounded with

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied,

Wells » Spiritual water of life » The supply inexhaustible

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Unaffected by time and season

Zechariah 14:8

And in that day living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Haran

Genesis 29:3-4

When all the flocks were gathered there, they would then roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well. Jacob said to them, "My brothers, where are you from?" And they said, "We are from Haran."

Wells » Frequently made » In the courts of houses

2 Samuel 17:18

But a lad did see them and told Absalom; so the two of them departed quickly and came to the house of a man in Bahurim, who had a well in his courtyard, and they went down into it.

Wells » Illustrative » Of the mouth of the righteous

Wells » Often covered to prevent their being filled with sand

Genesis 29:2-3

He looked, and saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it, for from that well they watered the flocks. Now the stone on the mouth of the well was large. When all the flocks were gathered there, they would then roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.

Wells » Supplied by springs

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-lahai-roi

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Rehoboth

Genesis 26:22

He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it Rehoboth, for he said, "At last the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Sitnah

Genesis 26:21

Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Sitnah.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Hagar

Genesis 21:19

Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the skin with water and gave the lad a drink.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Esek

Genesis 26:20

the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him.

Wells » Illustrative » (drinking from one's own,) of enjoyment of domestic happiness

Wells » Illustrative » (a fruitful bough by,) of joseph's numerous posterity

Wells » Strangers not to draw from, without permission

Numbers 20:17

'Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or through vineyard; we will not even drink water from a well. We will go along the king's highway, not turning to the right or left, until we pass through your territory.'"

Wells » Water of, frequently sold

Numbers 20:19

Again, the sons of Israel said to him, "We will go up by the highway, and if I and my livestock do drink any of your water, then I will pay its price. Let me only pass through on my feet, nothing else."

Wells » First mention of

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Satisfies the deepest needs

John 7:37-38

Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'"

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Elim

Exodus 15:27

Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and seventy date palms, and they camped there beside the waters.

Wells » Illustrative » (without water,) of hypocrites

Wells » The occasion of feuds » Between abraham and abimelech

Genesis 21:25-30

But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the well of water which the servants of Abimelech had seized. And Abimelech said, "I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, nor did I hear of it until today." Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant. read more.
Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs mean, which you have set by themselves?" He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well."

Wells » Illustrative » Of the ordinances of the church

Wells » Supplied by the rain

Psalm 84:6

Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring; The early rain also covers it with blessings.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Christ the source of

Wells » Of uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:10

He built towers in the wilderness and hewed many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the lowland and in the plain. He also had plowmen and vinedressers in the hill country and the fertile fields, for he loved the soil.

Wells » Often deep and difficult to draw from

John 4:11

She said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water?

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » jacob

John 4:6

and Jacob's well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Wells » At haran

Genesis 24:16

The girl was very beautiful, a virgin, and no man had had relations with her; and she went down to the spring and filled her jar and came up.

Wells » Of jacob

John 4:6

and Jacob's well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Wells » Of solomon

Ecclesiastes 2:6

I made ponds of water for myself from which to irrigate a forest of growing trees.



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