He replied, "You are to accept from me these seven ewe lambs as a witness that I have dug this well."
They filled in with sand all of the wells that Isaac's father Abraham's servants had dug during his lifetime.
It's the well that the leaders dug, the one carved out by the nobles of the people with their scepters and staffs.
While Isaac's servants were digging in the valley, they discovered a well with flowing water.
When his workers started digging another well, those herdsmen quarreled about that one, too, so Isaac named it Sitnah.
Then he left that area and dug still another well. Because they did not quarrel over that one, Isaac named it Rehoboth, because he used to say, "The LORD has enlarged the territory for us. We will prosper in the land."
In response, Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the LORD. He also pitched his tents there and his servants dug a well.
All the Egyptians dug around the Nile River for water to drink because they could not drink from the water in the Nile River.
He plowed its land and cleared it of stones. Then he planted it with the choicest vines, built a watchtower in the middle of it, and dug a wine vat in it; He expected it to produce good grapes, but it produced only wild ones."
Then he told me, "Son of Man, dig through the wall!" So I dug into the wall. That's when I uncovered an entrance!
"Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD! Look to the rock from which you were cut, to the quarry from which you were hewn.
To those who are longing for death even though it does not come? To those who search for it more than for hidden treasure?
"Even if they burrow into Sheol, from there my hand will find them. Even if they ascend to the heavens, from there I will bring them down.
"Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a wall around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went abroad.
But the one who received one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground, and buried his master's money.
Joseph bought some linen cloth, took the body down, wrapped it in the cloth, laid it in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.
But the gardener replied, "Sir, leave it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and fertilize it.
"Then the servant manager told himself, "What should I do? My master is taking my position away from me. I'm not strong enough to plow, and I'm ashamed to beg.
"Surely there are mines for silver and places where gold is refined.
Mankind limits the darkness as they search the deepest depths for ore in unfathomable darkness. He sinks his shaft far from human habitations, in a place forgotten by explorers; they hang on harnesses as they swing back and forth. "While the ground produces food, underneath it is torn up and burning hot,read more.
where stones are sapphire and gold dust can be found, a place where birds of prey never fly, and the eyes of the falcon have never seen. The proud beasts haven't walked there; lions have never passed over it. "Using a flint, he thrusts his hand, overturning mountains by the roots. He cuts a channel through the rocks, while his eyes search for anything of value. He dams up flowing rivers, bringing hidden things to light."
He cuts a channel through the rocks, while his eyes search for anything of value.