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Nehemiah 9:25

And they captured fortified cities and a rich land and took possession of houses full of all good things, cisterns hewn out, vineyards, olive orchards, and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate and were filled and became fat and delighted themselves in Your great goodness.

Deuteronomy 6:10-11

And when the Lord your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you, with great and goodly cities which you did not build, And houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and cisterns hewn out which you did not hew, and vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and when you eat and are full,

Genesis 24:11-20

And he made his camels to kneel down outside the city by a well of water at the time of the evening when women go out to draw water. And he said, O Lord, God of my master Abraham, I pray You, cause me to meet with good success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. See, I stand here by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming to draw water.read more.
And let it so be that the girl to whom I say, I pray you, let down your jar that I may drink, and she replies, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also -- "let her be the one whom You have selected and appointed and indicated for Your servant Isaac [to be a wife to him]; and by it I shall know that You have shown kindness and faithfulness to my master. Before he had finished speaking, behold, out came Rebekah, who was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, who was the wife of Nahor the brother of Abraham, with her water jar on her shoulder. And the girl was very beautiful and attractive, chaste and modest, and unmarried. And she went down to the well, filled her water jar, and came up. And the servant ran to meet her, and said, I pray you, let me drink a little water from your water jar. And she said, Drink, my lord; and she quickly let down her jar onto her hand and gave him a drink. When she had given him a drink, she said, I will draw water for your camels also, until they finish drinking. So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well and drew water for all his camels.

1 Samuel 9:11

As they went up the hill to the city, they met young maidens going out to draw water, and said to them, Is the seer here?

John 4:7-9

Presently, when a woman of Samaria came along to draw water, Jesus said to her, Give Me a drink -- " For His disciples had gone off into the town to buy food -- " The Samaritan woman said to Him, How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan [and a] woman, for a drink? -- "For the Jews have nothing to do with the Samaritans -- "

Genesis 29:2-3

As he looked, he saw a well in the field; and behold, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it, for out of that well the flocks were watered. The stone on the well's mouth was a big one, And when all the flocks were gathered there, [the shepherds] would roll the stone from the well's mouth, water the sheep, and replace the stone on the well's mouth.

Genesis 29:7-10

He said, The sun is still high; it is a long time yet before the flocks need be gathered [in their folds]. [Why not] water the sheep and return them to their pasture? But they said, We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together; then [the shepherds] roll the stone from the well's mouth and we water the sheep. While he was still talking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she shepherded them.read more.
When Jacob saw Rachel daughter of Laban, his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his uncle, Jacob went near and rolled the stone from the well's mouth and watered the flock of his uncle Laban.

Exodus 2:15-17

When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh's presence and took refuge in the land of Midian, where he sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock.

Genesis 21:25

When Abraham complained to and reasoned with Abimelech about a well of water [Abimelech's] servants had violently seized,

Genesis 26:12-22

Then Isaac sowed seed in that land and received in the same year a hundred times as much as he had planted, and the Lord favored him with blessings. And the man became great and gained more and more until he became very wealthy and distinguished; He owned flocks, herds, and a great supply of servants, and 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 had closed and filled with earth. And Abimelech said to Isaac, Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we are. So Isaac went away from there and pitched his tent in the Valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. And Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the names by which his father had called them. Now Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of living [spring] water. And the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. And he named the well Esek [contention] because they quarreled with him. Then [his servants] dug another well, and they quarreled over that also; so he named it Sitnah [enmity]. And he moved away from there and dug another well, and for that one they did not quarrel. He named it Rehoboth [room], saying, For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Numbers 20:17

Let us pass, I pray you, through your country. We will not pass through field or vineyard, or drink of the water of the wells. We will go along the king's highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed your borders.

Numbers 21:22

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

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi [A well to the Living One Who sees me]; it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 21:31

Therefore that place was called Beersheba [well of the oath], because there both parties swore an oath.

Genesis 26:20-22

And the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. And he named the well Esek [contention] because they quarreled with him. Then [his servants] dug another well, and they quarreled over that also; so he named it Sitnah [enmity]. And he moved away from there and dug another well, and for that one they did not quarrel. He named it Rehoboth [room], saying, For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

John 4:6

And Jacob's well was there. So Jesus, tired as He was from His journey, sat down [to rest] by the well. It was then about the sixth hour (about noon).

Jeremiah 17:13

O Lord, the Hope of Israel, all who forsake You shall be put to shame. They who depart from You and me [Your prophet] shall [disappear like] writing upon the ground, because they have forsaken the Lord, the Fountain of living waters.

Jeremiah 2:13

For My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and they have hewn for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns which cannot hold water.

John 4:14

But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life.

Revelation 7:17

For the Lamb Who is in the midst of the throne will be their Shepherd, and He will guide them to the springs of the waters of life; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

Proverbs 5:15

Drink waters out of your own cistern [of a pure marriage relationship], and fresh running waters out of your own well.

Jeremiah 6:7

As a fountain wells up and casts forth its waters and keeps them fresh, so she is [continually] casting forth [fresh] wickedness. Violence and destruction are heard within her; sickness and wounds are continually before Me.

Proverbs 23:27

For a harlot is a deep ditch, and a loose woman is a narrow pit.

Jeremiah 51:36

Therefore thus says the Lord: Behold, I will plead your cause and take vengeance for you. I will dry up her lake or great reservoir and make her fountain dry.

From Thematic Bible


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 [empty] bottle with water and caused the youth to drink.

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

Isaiah 49:10

They will not hunger or thirst, neither will mirage [mislead] or scorching wind or sun smite them; for He Who has mercy on them will lead them, and by springs of water will He guide them.

Jeremiah 17:13

O Lord, the Hope of Israel, all who forsake You shall be put to shame. They who depart from You and me [Your prophet] shall [disappear like] writing upon the ground, because they have forsaken the Lord, the Fountain of living waters.

Song of Songs 4:15

You are a fountain [springing up] in a garden, a well of living waters, and flowing streams from Lebanon.

Wells » Were often stopped up by enemies

2 Kings 3:25

They beat down the cities [walls], and on every good piece of land every man cast a stone, covering it [with stones]. And they stopped all the springs of water and felled all the good trees, until only the stones [of the walls of Moab's capital city] of Kir-hareseth were left standing, and the slingers surrounded and took it.

Genesis 26:15

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

2 Kings 3:19

You shall smite every fenced city and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree and stop all wells of water and mar every good piece of land with stones.

Genesis 26:18

And Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the names by which his father had called them.

Wells » Frequented by » Travellers

Genesis 24:11

And he made his camels to kneel down outside the city by a well of water at the time of the evening when women go out to draw water.

Genesis 24:13

See, I stand here by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming to draw water.

Genesis 24:42

I came today to the well and said, O Lord, God of my master Abraham, if You are now causing me to go on my way prosperously -- "

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Bethlehem

2 Samuel 23:15

And David said longingly, Oh, that someone would give me a drink of water from the well of Bethlehem by the gate!

1 Chronicles 11:17-18

And David longingly said, Oh, that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate! Then the Three [mighty men] broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate and brought it to David. But David would not drink it; he poured it out to the Lord,

Wells » Frequently made » Outside cities

Genesis 24:11

And he made his camels to kneel down outside the city by a well of water at the time of the evening when women go out to draw water.

John 4:6

And Jacob's well was there. So Jesus, tired as He was from His journey, sat down [to rest] by the well. It was then about the sixth hour (about noon).

John 4:8

For His disciples had gone off into the town to buy food -- "

Wells » Illustrative » Of the holy spirit in saints

John 4:14

But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life.

Song of Songs 4:15

You are a fountain [springing up] in a garden, a well of living waters, and flowing streams from Lebanon.

Wells » Were a frequent cause of strife

Genesis 21:25

When Abraham complained to and reasoned with Abimelech about a well of water [Abimelech's] servants had violently seized,

Genesis 26:21-22

Then [his servants] dug another well, and they quarreled over that also; so he named it Sitnah [enmity]. And he moved away from there and dug another well, and for that one they did not quarrel. He named it Rehoboth [room], saying, For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Wells » Illustrative » Of wisdom and understanding in man

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a [discreet and wise] man's mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving].

Wells » Often afforded no water

Zechariah 9:11

As for you also, because of and for the sake of the [covenant of the Lord with His people, which was sealed with sprinkled] covenant blood, I have released and sent forth your imprisoned people out of the waterless pit.

Jeremiah 14:3

And their nobles send their little ones and their inferiors for water; they come to the cisterns and find no water. They return with empty vessels; they are put to shame and confounded and cover their heads.

Wells » Frequently made » Near encampments

Genesis 21:30

He said, You are to accept these seven ewe lambs from me as a witness for me that I dug this well.

Genesis 26:18

And Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the names by which his father had called them.

Wells » Names often given to

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi [A well to the Living One Who sees me]; it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 21:31

Therefore that place was called Beersheba [well of the oath], because there both parties swore an oath.

Wells » Surrounded by trees

Exodus 15:27

And they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees; and they encamped there by the waters.

Genesis 49:22

Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a well (spring or fountain), whose branches run over the wall.

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

Joel 3:18

And in that day, the mountains shall drip with fresh juice [of the grape] and the hills shall flow with milk; and all the brooks and riverbeds of Judah shall flow with water, and a fountain shall come forth from the house of the Lord and shall water the Valley of Shittim.

Ezekiel 47:1

Then he [my guide] brought me again to the door of the house [of the Lord -- "the temple], and behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple was toward the east; and the waters came down from under, from the right side of the temple, on the south side of the altar.

Wells » Many supplied from lebanon

Song of Songs 4:15

You are a fountain [springing up] in a garden, a well of living waters, and flowing streams from Lebanon.

Wells » Flgurative » Without water

Jeremiah 15:18

Why is my pain perpetual and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will you indeed be to me like a deceitful brook, like waters that fail and are uncertain?

Wells » Frequently made » In the desert

2 Chronicles 26:10

Also he built towers in the wilderness and hewed out many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the lowlands and in the tableland. And he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile fields [of Carmel], for he loved farming.

Wells » Flgurative » Of salvation

John 4:14

But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Makes life fruitful

Revelation 22:1-2

Then he showed me the river whose waters give life, sparkling like crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb Through the middle of the broadway of the city; also, on either side of the river was the tree of life with its twelve varieties of fruit, yielding each month its fresh crop; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing and the restoration 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 had closed and filled with earth. And Abimelech said to Isaac, Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we are. So Isaac went away from there and pitched his tent in the Valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. read more.
And Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the names by which his father had called them. Now Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of living [spring] water. And the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. And he named the well Esek [contention] because they quarreled with him. Then [his servants] dug another well, and they quarreled over that also; so he named it Sitnah [enmity]. And he moved away from there and dug another well, and for that one they did not quarrel. He named it Rehoboth [room], saying, For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Genesis 26:32-33

That same day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well they had dug, saying, We have found water! And he named [the well] Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba [well of the oath] to this day.

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

Revelation 22:17

The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.

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

Numbers 21:16-18

From there the Israelites went on to Beer [a well], the well of which the Lord had said to Moses, Assemble the people together and I will give them water. Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well! Let all sing to it, The fountain that the princes opened, that the nobles of the people hollowed out from their staves. And from the wilderness or desert [Israel journeyed] to Mattanah,

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-sheba

Genesis 21:30-31

He said, You are to accept these seven ewe lambs from me as a witness for me that I dug this well. Therefore that place was called Beersheba [well of the oath], because there both parties swore an oath.

Wells » Frequented by » Women who came to draw water

Genesis 24:13-14

See, I stand here by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming to draw water. And let it so be that the girl to whom I say, I pray you, let down your jar that I may drink, and she replies, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also -- "let her be the one whom You have selected and appointed and indicated for Your servant Isaac [to be a wife to him]; and by it I shall know that You have shown kindness and faithfulness to my master.

Wells » Had troughs placed near for watering cattle

Genesis 24:19-20

When she had given him a drink, she said, I will draw water for your camels also, until they finish drinking. So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well and drew water for all his camels.

Wells » Canaan abounded with

Deuteronomy 6:11

And houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and cisterns hewn out which you did not hew, and vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and when you eat and are full,

Wells » Spiritual water of life » The supply inexhaustible

Revelation 7:17

For the Lamb Who is in the midst of the throne will be their Shepherd, and He will guide them to the springs of the waters of life; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

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

Zechariah 14:8

And it shall be in that day that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern [Dead] Sea and half of them to the western [Mediterranean] Sea; in summer and in winter shall it be.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Haran

Genesis 29:3-4

And when all the flocks were gathered there, [the shepherds] would roll the stone from the well's mouth, water the sheep, and replace the stone on the well's mouth. And 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 saw them and told Absalom; but they left quickly and came to the house of a man in Bahurim, who had a well in his court, 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

As he looked, he saw a well in the field; and behold, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it, for out of that well the flocks were watered. The stone on the well's mouth was a big one, And when all the flocks were gathered there, [the shepherds] would roll the stone from the well's mouth, water the sheep, and replace the stone on the well's mouth.

Wells » Supplied by springs

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-lahai-roi

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi [A well to the Living One Who sees me]; it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Rehoboth

Genesis 26:22

And he moved away from there and dug another well, and for that one they did not quarrel. He named it Rehoboth [room], saying, For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Sitnah

Genesis 26:21

Then [his servants] dug another well, and they quarreled over that also; so he named it Sitnah [enmity].

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 [empty] bottle with water and caused the youth to drink.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Esek

Genesis 26:20

And the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. And he named the well Esek [contention] because they quarreled with him.

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

Proverbs 5:15

Drink waters out of your own cistern [of a pure marriage relationship], and fresh running waters out of your own well.

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

Genesis 49:22

Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a well (spring or fountain), whose branches run over the wall.

Wells » Strangers not to draw from, without permission

Numbers 20:17

Let us pass, I pray you, through your country. We will not pass through field or vineyard, or drink of the water of the wells. We will go along the king's highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed your borders.

Wells » Water of, frequently sold

Numbers 20:19

And the Israelites said to him, We will go by the highway, and if I and my livestock drink of your water, I will pay for it. Only let me pass through on foot, nothing else.

Wells » First mention of

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi [A well to the Living One Who sees me]; it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Satisfies the deepest needs

John 7:37-38

Now on the final and most important day of the Feast, Jesus stood, and He cried in a loud voice, If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Elim

Exodus 15:27

And they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees; and they encamped there by the waters.

Wells » Illustrative » (without water,) of hypocrites

Wells » The occasion of feuds » Between abraham and abimelech

Genesis 21:25-30

When Abraham complained to and reasoned with Abimelech about a well of water [Abimelech's] servants had violently seized, Abimelech said, I know not who did this thing; you did not tell me, and I did not hear of it until today. So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a league or covenant. read more.
Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs of the flock, And Abimelech said to Abraham, What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set apart mean? He said, You are to accept these seven ewe lambs from me as a witness for 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 Weeping (Baca), they make it a place of springs; the early rain also fills [the pools] with blessings.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Christ the source of

John 4:10

Jesus answered her, If you had only known and had recognized God's gift and Who this is that is saying to you, Give Me a drink, you would have asked Him [instead] and He would have given you living water.

Wells » Of uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:10

Also he built towers in the wilderness and hewed out many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the lowlands and in the tableland. And he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile fields [of Carmel], for he loved farming.

Wells » Often deep and difficult to draw from

John 4:11

She said to Him, Sir, You have nothing to draw with [no drawing bucket] and the well is deep; how then can You provide living water? [Where do You get Your living water?]

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » jacob

John 4:6

And Jacob's well was there. So Jesus, tired as He was from His journey, sat down [to rest] by the well. It was then about the sixth hour (about noon).

Wells » At haran

Genesis 24:16

And the girl was very beautiful and attractive, chaste and modest, and unmarried. And she went down to the well, filled her water jar, and came up.

Wells » Of jacob

John 4:6

And Jacob's well was there. So Jesus, tired as He was from His journey, sat down [to rest] by the well. It was then about the sixth hour (about noon).

Wells » Of solomon

Ecclesiastes 2:6

I made for myself pools of water from which to water the forest and make the trees bud.

Topics on Wells

Stopping Wells

1;26;15

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

Wells, Figurative Use

61;2;17

These are springs without water and mists driven along before a tempest, for whom is reserved forever the gloom of darkness.