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Nehemiah 9:25

They captured fortified cities and fertile land
and took possession of well-supplied houses,
cisterns cut out of rock, vineyards,
olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance.
They ate, were filled,
became prosperous, and delighted in Your great goodness.

Deuteronomy 6:10-11

“When the Lord your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that He would give you—a land with large and beautiful cities that you did not build, houses full of every good thing that you did not fill them with, wells dug that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant—and when you eat and are satisfied,

Genesis 24:11-20

He made the camels kneel beside a well of water outside the town at evening. This was the time when the women went out to draw water. Lord, God of my master Abraham,” he prayed, “give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. I am standing here at the spring where the daughters of the men of the town are coming out to draw water. read more.
Let the girl to whom I say, ‘Please lower your water jug so that I may drink,’ and who responds, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels also’—let her be the one You have appointed for Your servant Isaac. By this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master.” Before he had finished speaking, there was Rebekah—daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor—coming with a jug on her shoulder. Now the girl was very beautiful, a young woman who had not known a man intimately. She went down to the spring, filled her jug, and came up. Then the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please let me have a little water from your jug.” She replied, “Drink, my lord.” She quickly lowered her jug to her hand and gave him a drink. When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I’ll also draw water for your camels until they have had enough to drink.” She quickly emptied her jug into the trough and hurried to the well again to draw water. She drew water for all his camels

1 Samuel 9:11

As they were climbing the hill to the city, they found some young women coming out to draw water and asked, “Is the seer here?”

John 4:7-9

A woman of Samaria came to draw water.“Give Me a drink,” Jesus said to her, for His disciples had gone into town to buy food. “How is it that You, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” she asked Him. For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.

Genesis 29:2-3

He looked and saw a well in a field. Three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it because the sheep were watered from this well. A large stone covered the opening of the well. When all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll the stone from the opening of the well and water the sheep. The stone was then placed back on the well’s opening.

Genesis 29:7-10

Then Jacob said, “Look, it is still broad daylight. It’s not time for the animals to be gathered. Water the flock, then go out and let them graze.” But they replied, “We can’t until all the flocks have been gathered and the stone is rolled from the well’s opening. Then we will water the sheep.” While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep, for she was a shepherdess. read more.
As soon as Jacob saw his uncle Laban’s daughter Rachel with his sheep, he went up and rolled the stone from the opening and watered his uncle Laban’s sheep.

Exodus 2:15-17

When Pharaoh heard about this, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in the land of Midian, and sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. Then some shepherds arrived and drove them away, but Moses came to their rescue and watered their flock.

Genesis 21:25

But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the water well that Abimelech’s servants had seized.

Genesis 26:12-22

Isaac sowed seed in that land, and in that year he reaped a hundred times what was sown. The Lord blessed him, and the man became rich and kept getting richer until he was very wealthy. He had flocks of sheep, herds of cattle, and many slaves, and the Philistines were envious of him. read more.
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. And Abimelech said to Isaac, “Leave us, for you are much too powerful for us.” So Isaac left there, camped in the Valley of Gerar, and lived there. Isaac reopened the water wells that had been dug in the days of his father Abraham and that the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died. He gave them the same names his father had given them. Then Isaac’s slaves dug in the valley and found a well of spring water there. But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen and said, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Quarrel because they quarreled with him. 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.”

Numbers 20:17

Please let us travel through your land. We won’t travel through any field or vineyard, or drink any well water. We will travel the King’s Highway; we won’t turn to the right or the left until we have traveled through your territory.’”

Numbers 21:22

“Let us travel through your land. We won’t go into the fields or vineyards. We won’t drink any well water. We will travel the King’s Highway until we have traveled through your territory.”

Genesis 16:7

The Angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:14

That is why she named the spring, “A Well of the Living One Who Sees Me.” It is located between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 21:31

Therefore that place was called Beer-sheba because it was there that the two of them swore an oath.

Genesis 26:20-22

But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen and said, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Quarrel because they quarreled with him. 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.”

John 4:6

Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, worn out from His journey, sat down at the well. It was about six in the evening.

Jeremiah 17:13

Lord, the hope of Israel,
all who abandon You
will be put to shame.
All who turn away from Me
will be written in the dirt,
for they have abandoned
the Lord, the fountain of living water.

Jeremiah 2:13

For My people have committed a double evil:
They have abandoned Me,
the fountain of living water,
and dug cisterns for themselves,
cracked cisterns that cannot hold water.

Jeremiah 6:7

As a well gushes out its water,
so she pours out her evil.
Violence and destruction resound in her.
Sickness and wounds keep coming to My attention.

Proverbs 23:27

For a prostitute is a deep pit,
and a stranger is a narrow well;

Jeremiah 51:36

Therefore, this is what the Lord says:I am about to plead your case
and take vengeance on your behalf;
I will dry up her sea
and make her fountain run 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. So she went and filled the waterskin and gave the boy a drink.

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

Isaiah 49:10

They will not hunger or thirst,
the scorching heat or sun will not strike them;
for their compassionate One will guide them,
and lead them to springs of water.

Jeremiah 17:13

Lord, the hope of Israel,
all who abandon You
will be put to shame.
All who turn away from Me
will be written in the dirt,
for they have abandoned
the Lord, the fountain of living water.

Song of Songs 4:15

You are a garden spring,
a well of flowing water
streaming from Lebanon.

Wells » Were often stopped up by enemies

2 Kings 3:25

They destroyed the cities, and each of them threw stones to cover every good piece of land. They stopped up every spring of water and cut down every good tree. In the end, only the buildings of Kir-hareseth were left. Then men with slings surrounded the city and attacked it.

Genesis 26:15

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.

2 Kings 3:19

Then you must attack every fortified city and every choice city. You must cut down every good tree and stop up every spring of water. You must ruin every good piece of land with stones.”

Genesis 26:18

Isaac reopened the water wells that had been dug in the days of his father Abraham and that the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died. He gave them the same names his father had given them.

Wells » Frequented by » Travellers

Genesis 24:11

He made the camels kneel beside a well of water outside the town at evening. This was the time when the women went out to draw water.

Genesis 24:13

I am standing here at the spring where the daughters of the men of the town are coming out to draw water.

Genesis 24:42

“Today when I came to the spring, I prayed: Lord, God of my master Abraham, if only You will make my journey successful!

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Bethlehem

2 Samuel 23:15

David was extremely thirsty and said, “If only someone would bring me water to drink from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem!”

1 Chronicles 11:17-18

David was extremely thirsty and said, "If only someone would bring me water from the well at the city gate of Bethlehem!" So the Three broke through the Philistine camp and drew water from the well at the gate of Bethlehem. They brought it back to David, but he refused to drink it. Instead, he poured it out to the Lord.

Wells » Frequently made » Outside cities

Genesis 24:11

He made the camels kneel beside a well of water outside the town at evening. This was the time when the women went out to draw water.

John 4:6

Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, worn out from His journey, sat down at the well. It was about six in the evening.

John 4:8

for His disciples had gone into town to buy food.

Wells » Illustrative » Of the holy spirit in saints

Song of Songs 4:15

You are a garden spring,
a well of flowing water
streaming from Lebanon.

Wells » Were a frequent cause of strife

Genesis 21:25

But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the water well that Abimelech’s servants had seized.

Genesis 26:21-22

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."

Wells » Illustrative » Of wisdom and understanding in man

Wells » Often afforded no water

Jeremiah 14:3

Their nobles send their servants for water.
They go to the cisterns;
they find no water;
their containers return empty.
They are ashamed and humiliated;
they cover their heads.

Wells » Frequently made » Near encampments

Genesis 21:30

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.”

Genesis 26:18

Isaac reopened the water wells that had been dug in the days of his father Abraham and that the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died. He gave them the same names his father had given them.

Wells » Names often given to

Genesis 16:14

That is why she named the spring, “A Well of the Living One Who Sees Me.” It is located between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 21:31

Therefore that place was called Beer-sheba because it was there that the two of them swore an oath.

Wells » Surrounded by trees

Exodus 15:27

Then they came to Elim, where there were 12 springs of water and 70 date palms, and they camped there by the waters.

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

Joel 3:18

In that day
the mountains will drip with sweet wine,
and the hills will flow with milk.
All the streams of Judah will flow with water,
and a spring will issue from the Lord’s house,
watering the Valley of Acacias.

Ezekiel 47:1

Then he brought me back to the entrance of the temple and there was water flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the temple faced east. The water was coming down from under the south side of the threshold of the temple, south of the altar.

Wells » Many supplied from lebanon

Song of Songs 4:15

You are a garden spring,
a well of flowing water
streaming from Lebanon.

Wells » Flgurative » Without water

Wells » Frequently made » In the desert

2 Chronicles 26:10

Since he had many cattle both in the Judean foothills and the plain, he built towers in the desert and dug many wells. And since he was a lover of the soil, he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands.

Wells » Flgurative » Of salvation

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Makes life fruitful

Revelation 22:1-2

Then he showed me the river of living water, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the broad street [of the city]. On both sides of the river was the tree of life bearing 12 kinds of fruit, producing its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree are for healing the nations,

Wells » The occasion of feuds » Between isaac and abimelech

Genesis 26:15-22

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. And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Leave us, for you are much too powerful for us." So Isaac left there, camped in the valley of Gerar, and lived there. read more.
Isaac reopened the water wells that had been dug in the days of his father Abraham and that the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died. He gave them the same names his father had given them. Moreover, Isaac's slaves dug in the valley and found a well of spring water there. But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen and said, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Quarrel because they quarreled with him. 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."

Genesis 26:32-33

On that same day Isaac's slaves came to tell him about the well they had dug, saying to him, "We have found water!" He called it Oath. 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

From there [they went] to Beer, the well the Lord told Moses about, "Gather the people so I may give them water." Then Israel sang this song: Spring up, well-sing to it! 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,

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-sheba

Genesis 21:30-31

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." Therefore that place was called Beer-sheba because it was there that the two of them swore an oath.

Wells » Frequented by » Women who came to draw water

Genesis 24:13-14

I am standing here at the spring where the daughters of the men of the town are coming out to draw water. Let the girl to whom I say, 'Please lower your water jug so that I may drink,' and who responds, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels also'-let her be the one You have appointed for Your servant Isaac. By this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master."

Wells » Had troughs placed near for watering cattle

Genesis 24:19-20

When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, "I'll also draw water for your camels until they have had enough to drink." She quickly emptied her jug into the trough and hurried to the well again to draw water. She drew water for all his camels

Wells » Canaan abounded with

Deuteronomy 6:11

houses full of every good thing that you did not fill them with, wells dug that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant—and when 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

On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea, in summer and winter alike.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Haran

Genesis 29:3-4

When all the flocks were gathered there, the [shepherds] would roll the stone from the opening of the well and water the sheep. The stone was then placed back on the well's opening. Jacob asked the men at the well, "My brothers! Where are you from?" "We're from Haran," they answered.

Wells » Frequently made » In the courts of houses

2 Samuel 17:18

However, a young man did see them and informed Absalom. So the two left quickly and came to the house of a man in Bahurim. He had a well in his courtyard, and they climbed 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 a field. Three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it because the sheep were watered from this well. A large stone covered the opening of the well. When all the flocks were gathered there, the [shepherds] would roll the stone from the opening of the well and water the sheep. The stone was then placed back on the well's opening.

Wells » Supplied by springs

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-lahai-roi

Genesis 16:14

That is why she named the spring, “A Well of the Living One Who Sees Me.” It is located between Kadesh and Bered.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Rehoboth

Genesis 26:22

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.”

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Sitnah

Genesis 26:21

Then they dug another well and quarreled over that one also, so he named it Hostility.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Hagar

Genesis 21:19

Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the waterskin and gave the boy a drink.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Esek

Genesis 26:20

But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen and said, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Quarrel because they quarreled 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 travel through your land. We won’t travel through any field or vineyard, or drink any well water. We will travel the King’s Highway; we won’t turn to the right or the left until we have traveled through your territory.’”

Wells » Water of, frequently sold

Numbers 20:19

“We will go on the main road,” the Israelites replied to them, “and if we or our herds drink your water, we will pay its price. There will be no problem; only let us travel through on foot.”

Wells » First mention of

Genesis 16:14

That is why she named the spring, “A Well of the Living One Who Sees Me.” It is located between Kadesh and Bered.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Satisfies the deepest needs

John 7:37-38

On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried out, "If anyone is thirsty, he should come to Me and drink! The one who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him."

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Elim

Exodus 15:27

Then they came to Elim, where there were 12 springs of water and 70 date palms, and they camped there by 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 water well that Abimelech's servants had seized. Abimelech replied, "I don't know who did this thing. You didn't report anything to me, so I hadn't heard about it until today." Then Abraham took sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant. read more.
But Abraham had set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock. And Abimelech said to Abraham, "Why have you set apart these seven ewe lambs?" 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."

Wells » Illustrative » Of the ordinances of the church

Wells » Supplied by the rain

Psalm 84:6

As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
they make it a source of springwater;
even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Christ the source of

Wells » Of uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:10

Since he had many cattle both in the Judean foothills and the plain, he built towers in the desert and dug many wells. And since he was a lover of the soil, he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands.

Wells » Often deep and difficult to draw from

John 4:11

“Sir,” said the woman, “You don’t even have a bucket, and the well is deep. So where do You get this ‘living water’?

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » jacob

John 4:6

Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, worn out from His journey, sat down at the well. It was about six in the evening.

Wells » At haran

Genesis 24:16

Now the girl was very beautiful, a young woman who had not known a man intimately. She went down to the spring, filled her jug, and came up.

Wells » Of jacob

John 4:6

Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, worn out from His journey, sat down at the well. It was about six in the evening.

Wells » Of solomon

Ecclesiastes 2:6

I constructed reservoirs of water for myself from which to irrigate a grove of flourishing trees.

Topics on Wells

Stopping Wells

1;26;15

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.

Wells, Figurative Use

61;2;17

These people are springs without water, mists driven by a whirlwind. The gloom of darkness has been reserved for them.

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