He replied, “You are to accept the seven ewe lambs from my hand so that this act will serve as my witness that I dug this well.”
The Philistines stopped up all the wells that his father’s slaves had dug in the days of his father Abraham, filling them with dirt.
The princes dug the well;
the nobles of the people hollowed it out
with a scepter and with their staffs.They went from the wilderness to Mattanah,
Then Isaac’s slaves dug in the valley and found a well of spring water there.
Then they dug another well and quarreled over that one also, so he named it Hostility.
He moved from there and dug another, and they did not quarrel over it. He named it Open Spaces and said, “For now the Lord has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.”
So he built an altar there, called on the name of Yahweh, and pitched his tent there. Isaac’s slaves also dug a well there.
All the Egyptians dug around the Nile for water to drink because they could not drink the water from the river.
He broke up the soil, cleared it of stones,
and planted it with the finest vines.
He built a tower in the middle of it
and even dug out a winepress there.
He expected it to yield good grapes,
but it yielded worthless grapes.
He said to me, “Son of man, dig through the wall.” So I dug through the wall, and there was a doorway.
Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness,
you who seek the Lord:
Look to the rock from which you were cut,
and to the quarry from which you were dug.
who wait for death, but it does not come,
and search for it more than for hidden treasure,
If they dig down to Sheol,
from there My hand will take them;
if they climb up to heaven,
from there I will bring them down.
“Listen to another parable: There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a winepress in it, and built a watchtower. He leased it to tenant farmers and went away.
But the man who had received one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground, and hid his master’s money.
After he bought some fine linen, he took Him down and wrapped Him in the linen. Then he placed Him in a tomb cut out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb.
“But he replied to him, ‘Sir, leave it this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.
“Then the manager said to himself, ‘What should I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I’m not strong enough to dig; I’m ashamed to beg.
Surely there is a mine for silver
and a place where gold is refined.
A miner puts an end to the darkness;
he probes the deepest recesses
for ore in the gloomy darkness. He cuts a shaft far from human habitation,
in places unknown to those who walk above ground.
Suspended far away from people,
the miners swing back and forth. Food may come from the earth,
but below the surface the earth is transformed as by fire.read more.
Its rocks are a source of sapphire,
containing flecks of gold. No bird of prey knows that path;
no falcon’s eye has seen it. Proud beasts have never walked on it;
no lion has ever prowled over it. The miner strikes the flint
and transforms the mountains at their foundations. He cuts out channels in the rocks,
and his eyes spot every treasure. He dams up the streams from flowing
so that he may bring to light what is hidden.
He cuts out channels in the rocks,
and his eyes spot every treasure.