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Nehemiah 9:25

And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all good things, wells digged, vineyards and olive-gardens, and fruit trees in abundance. And they did eat and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.

Deuteronomy 6:10-11

And it shall be, when Jehovah thy God bringeth thee into the land which he swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee: great and good cities which thou buildedst not, and houses full of everything good which thou filledst not, and wells digged which thou diggedst not, vineyards and oliveyards which thou plantedst not, and thou shalt have eaten and shalt be full;

Genesis 24:11-20

And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water, at the time of the evening, when the women came out to draw water. And he said, Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, meet me, I pray thee, with thy blessing this day, and deal kindly with my master Abraham. Behold, I stand here by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water.read more.
And let it come to pass, that the maiden to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink, and who will say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also, be she whom thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and hereby I shall know that thou hast dealt kindly with my master. And it came to pass before he had ended speaking, that behold, Rebecca came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother; and she had her pitcher upon her shoulder. And the maiden was very fair in countenance; a virgin, and no man had known her. And she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, sip a little water out of thy pitcher. And she said, Drink, my lord! And she hasted and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him to drink. And when she had given him enough to drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have drunk enough. And she hasted and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw water; and she drew for all his camels.

1 Samuel 9:11

As they went up the ascent to the city, they met maidens going forth to draw water; and they said to them, Is the seer here?

John 4:7-9

A woman comes out of Samaria to draw water. Jesus says to her, Give me to drink (for his disciples had gone away into the city that they might buy provisions). The Samaritan woman therefore says to him, How dost thou, being a Jew, ask to drink of me who am a Samaritan woman? for Jews have no intercourse with Samaritans.

Genesis 29:2-3

And he looked, and behold, there was a well in the fields, and behold there, three flocks of sheep were lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks, and a great stone was at the mouth of the well. And when all the flocks were gathered there, they rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the mouth of the well in its place.

Genesis 29:7-10

And he said, Behold, it is yet high day; it is not time that the cattle should be gathered together; water the sheep, and go, feed them. And they said, We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well, and we water the sheep. While he was still speaking to them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherdess.read more.
And it came to pass when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the sheep of Laban his mother's brother.

Exodus 2:15-17

And Pharaoh heard of this matter, and sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from before Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian. And he sat by the well. And the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs, to water their father's flock. And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses rose and helped them, and watered their flock.

Genesis 21:25

And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water that Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

Genesis 26:12-22

And Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold; and Jehovah blessed him. And the man became great, and he became continually greater, until he was very great. And he had possessions of flocks, and possessions of herds, and a great number of servants; and the Philistines envied him.read more.
And all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped them and filled them with earth. And Abimelech said to Isaac, Go from us; for thou art become much mightier than we. And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his camp in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. And Isaac dug again the wells of water that they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and that the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham; and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. And Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. But the shepherds of Gerar strove with Isaac's shepherds, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they had quarrelled with him. And they dug another well, and they strove for that also; and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he removed thence and dug another well; and they did not strive for that. And he called the name of it Rehoboth, and said, For now Jehovah has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Numbers 20:17

Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country; we will not pass through fields, or through vineyards, neither will we drink water out of the wells: we will go by the king's road; we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy border.

Numbers 21:22

Let us pass through thy land; we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink water out of the wells; on the king's road will we go until we have passed thy border.

Genesis 16:7

And the Angel of Jehovah 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 named Beer-lahai-roi: behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 21:31

Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba, because there they had sworn, both of them.

Genesis 26:20-22

But the shepherds of Gerar strove with Isaac's shepherds, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they had quarrelled with him. And they dug another well, and they strove for that also; and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he removed thence and dug another well; and they did not strive for that. And he called the name of it Rehoboth, and said, For now Jehovah has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

John 4:6

Now a fountain of Jacob's was there; Jesus therefore, being wearied with the way he had come, sat just as he was at the fountain. It was about the sixth hour.

Jeremiah 17:13

Thou hope of Israel, Jehovah! all that forsake thee shall be ashamed. They that depart from me shall be written in the earth; because they have forsaken Jehovah, the fountain of living waters.

Jeremiah 6:7

As a well poureth forth her waters, so she poureth forth her wickedness: violence and destruction are heard in her; before me continually are grief and wounds.

Proverbs 23:27

For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

Jeremiah 51:36

Therefore thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her spring dry.

From Thematic Bible


Salvation » Illustrated by » Wells

Water » Collected in » Wells

Genesis 21:19

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

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

Isaiah 49:10

They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat nor sun smite them; for he that hath mercy on them will lead them, and by the springs of water will he guide them.

Jeremiah 17:13

Thou hope of Israel, Jehovah! all that forsake thee shall be ashamed. They that depart from me shall be written in the earth; because they have forsaken Jehovah, the fountain of living waters.

Song of Songs 4:15

A fountain in the gardens, A well of living waters, Which stream from Lebanon.

Wells » Were often stopped up by enemies

2 Kings 3:25

And they beat down the cities, and on every good piece of land cast every man his stone and filled it, and they stopped every well of water, and felled every good tree, until they left only the stones at Kirhareseth; and the slingers went about it, and smote it.

Genesis 26:15

And all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped them and filled them with earth.

2 Kings 3:19

And ye shall smite every fortified 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 that they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and that the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham; and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

Wells » Frequented by » Travellers

Genesis 24:11

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

Genesis 24:13

Behold, I stand here by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water.

Genesis 24:42

And I came this day to the well, and said, Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, if now thou wilt prosper my way on which I go,

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Bethlehem

2 Samuel 23:15

And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me to drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is in the gate!

1 Chronicles 11:17-18

And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me to drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is in the gate! And the three broke through the camp of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, which is in the gate, and took it, and brought it to David; David however would not drink of it, but poured it out to Jehovah.

Wells » Frequently made » Outside cities

Genesis 24:11

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

John 4:6

Now a fountain of Jacob's was there; Jesus therefore, being wearied with the way he had come, sat just as he was at the fountain. It was about the sixth hour.

John 4:8

(for his disciples had gone away into the city that they might buy provisions).

Wells » Illustrative » Of the holy spirit in saints

Song of Songs 4:15

A fountain in the gardens, A well of living waters, Which stream from Lebanon.

Wells » Were a frequent cause of strife

Genesis 21:25

And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water that Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

Genesis 26:21-22

And they dug another well, and they strove for that also; and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he removed thence and dug another well; and they did not strive for that. And he called the name of it Rehoboth, and said, For now Jehovah 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 man's mouth are deep waters, and the fountain of wisdom is a gushing brook.

Wells » Often afforded no water

Zechariah 9:11

As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant, I will send forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.

Jeremiah 14:3

And their nobles send their little ones for water: they come to the pits, they find no water; they return with their vessels empty; they are ashamed, they are confounded, and have covered their heads.

Wells » Frequently made » Near encampments

Genesis 21:30

And he said, That thou take the seven ewe-lambs of my hand, that they may be a witness to me that I have dug this well.

Genesis 26:18

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

Wells » Names often given to

Genesis 16:14

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

Genesis 21:31

Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba, because there they had sworn, both of them.

Wells » Surrounded by trees

Exodus 15:27

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

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

Joel 3:18

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the water-courses of Judah shall flow with waters; and a fountain shall come forth from the house of Jehovah, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

Ezekiel 47:1

And he brought me back to the door of the house; and behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the front of the house was eastward. And the waters came down from under, from the right side of the house, south of the altar.

Wells » Many supplied from lebanon

Song of Songs 4:15

A fountain in the gardens, A well of living waters, Which stream from Lebanon.

Wells » Flgurative » Without water

Wells » Frequently made » In the desert

2 Chronicles 26:10

And he built towers in the desert and digged many cisterns; for he had much cattle, both in the lowland and on the plateau, husbandmen also and vinedressers on the mountains and in Carmel; for he loved husbandry.

Wells » Flgurative » Of salvation

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Makes life fruitful

Revelation 22:1-2

And he shewed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, going out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of its street, and of the river, on this side and on that side, the tree of life, producing twelve fruits, in each month yielding its fruit; and the leaves of the tree for healing of the nations.

Wells » The occasion of feuds » Between isaac and abimelech

Genesis 26:15-22

And all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped them and filled them with earth. And Abimelech said to Isaac, Go from us; for thou art become much mightier than we. And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his camp in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. read more.
And Isaac dug again the wells of water that they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and that the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham; and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. And Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. But the shepherds of Gerar strove with Isaac's shepherds, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they had quarrelled with him. And they dug another well, and they strove for that also; and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he removed thence and dug another well; and they did not strive for that. And he called the name of it Rehoboth, and said, For now Jehovah has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Genesis 26:32-33

And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well that they had dug, and said to him, We have found water. And he called it Shebah; therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba 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

And from thence to Beer: that is the well of which Jehovah spoke to Moses, Assemble the people, and I will give them water. Then Israel sang this song, Rise up, well! sing unto it: Well which princes digged, which the nobles of the people hollowed out at the word of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah;

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-sheba

Genesis 21:30-31

And he said, That thou take the seven ewe-lambs of my hand, that they may be a witness to me that I have dug this well. Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba, because there they had sworn, both of them.

Wells » Frequented by » Women who came to draw water

Genesis 24:13-14

Behold, I stand here by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water. And let it come to pass, that the maiden to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink, and who will say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also, be she whom thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and hereby I shall know that thou hast dealt kindly with my master.

Wells » Had troughs placed near for watering cattle

Genesis 24:19-20

And when she had given him enough to drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have drunk enough. And she hasted and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw water; and she drew for all his camels.

Wells » Canaan abounded with

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of everything good which thou filledst not, and wells digged which thou diggedst not, vineyards and oliveyards which thou plantedst not, and thou shalt have eaten and shalt be full;

Wells » Spiritual water of life » The supply inexhaustible

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

Zechariah 14:8

And it shall come to pass in that day that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the eastern sea, and half of them toward the hinder 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, they rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the mouth of the well in its place. And Jacob said to them, My brethren, whence are ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

Wells » Frequently made » In the courts of houses

2 Samuel 17:18

But a lad saw them, and told Absalom. Then they went both of them away quickly, and came to the house of a man at Bahurim, who had a well in his court; and they went down there.

Wells » Illustrative » Of the mouth of the righteous

Wells » Often covered to prevent their being filled with sand

Genesis 29:2-3

And he looked, and behold, there was a well in the fields, and behold there, three flocks of sheep were lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks, and a great stone was at the mouth of the well. And when all the flocks were gathered there, they rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the mouth of the well in its place.

Wells » Supplied by springs

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-lahai-roi

Genesis 16:14

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

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Rehoboth

Genesis 26:22

And he removed thence and dug another well; and they did not strive for that. And he called the name of it Rehoboth, and said, For now Jehovah has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Sitnah

Genesis 26:21

And they dug another well, and they strove for that also; and he called the name of it Sitnah.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Hagar

Genesis 21:19

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

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Esek

Genesis 26:20

But the shepherds of Gerar strove with Isaac's shepherds, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they had quarrelled 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

Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country; we will not pass through fields, or through vineyards, neither will we drink water out of the wells: we will go by the king's road; we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy border.

Wells » Water of, frequently sold

Numbers 20:19

And the children of Israel said to him, We will go by the high way; and if we drink of thy water, I and my cattle, then I will pay for it: I will only, without anything else, go through on my feet.

Wells » First mention of

Genesis 16:14

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

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Satisfies the deepest needs

John 7:37-38

In the last, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried saying, If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink. He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Elim

Exodus 15:27

And they came to Elim; and twelve springs of water were there, 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

And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water that Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. And Abimelech said, I do not know who has done this, neither hast thou told me of it, neither have I heard of it but to-day. And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant. read more.
And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves. And Abimelech said to Abraham, What mean these seven ewe-lambs, these which thou hast set by themselves? And he said, That thou take the seven ewe-lambs of my hand, that they may be a witness to me that I have 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 well-spring; yea, the early rain covereth it with blessings.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Christ the source of

John 4:10

Jesus answered and said to her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that says to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Wells » Of uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:10

And he built towers in the desert and digged many cisterns; for he had much cattle, both in the lowland and on the plateau, husbandmen also and vinedressers on the mountains and in Carmel; for he loved husbandry.

Wells » Often deep and difficult to draw from

John 4:11

The woman says to him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: whence then hast thou the living water?

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » jacob

John 4:6

Now a fountain of Jacob's was there; Jesus therefore, being wearied with the way he had come, sat just as he was at the fountain. It was about the sixth hour.

Wells » At haran

Genesis 24:16

And the maiden was very fair in countenance; a virgin, and no man had known her. And she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

Wells » Of jacob

John 4:6

Now a fountain of Jacob's was there; Jesus therefore, being wearied with the way he had come, sat just as he was at the fountain. It was about the sixth hour.

Wells » Of solomon

Ecclesiastes 2:6

I made me ponds of water, to water therewith the wood, where the trees are reared.