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Nehemiah 9:25

And they took strong cities and fertile land and inherited houses full of all goods, hewn cisterns, vineyards and oliveyards and many trees of good fruit; so they ate and were filled and became fat and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.

Deuteronomy 6:10-11

And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give it unto thee: great and goodly cities, which thou didst not build, and houses full of all good things, which thou didst not fill, and hewn out wells, which thou didst not dig, vineyards and olive trees, which thou didst not plant; when thou shalt have eaten and be full,

Genesis 24:11-20

And he made his camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water. And he said, O LORD, God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, to have a good encounter this day and show mercy unto my master Abraham. Behold, I stand here by the fountain of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come out for water:read more.
And let it come to pass that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels to drink also; let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy slave Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shown mercy unto my master. And it came to pass before he had done speaking that, behold, Rebekah came out (who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother) with her pitcher upon her shoulder. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, whom no man had known; and she went down to the fountain and filled her pitcher and was coming back up. Then the slave ran to meet her and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. And she said, Drink, my lord, and she hastened to let down her pitcher upon her hand and gave him drink. And when she had finished giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also until they have finished drinking. And she hastened and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water and drew for all his camels.

1 Samuel 9:11

And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water and said unto them, Is the seer here?

John 4:7-9

There came a woman of Samaria to draw water; Jesus said unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy food.) Then said the Samaritan woman unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

Genesis 29:2-3

And he looked and saw a well in the field, and, behold, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it, for out of that well they watered the flocks, and a great stone was upon the well's mouth. And all the flocks gathered there; and they would roll the stone from the well's mouth and water the sheep and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in its place.

Genesis 29:7-10

And he said, behold, it is yet high day; neither is it time that the livestock should be gathered together; water the sheep and go and feed them. And they said, We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together and until they roll the stone from the well's mouth, that we may water the sheep. And while he yet spoke with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was the pastor.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 well's mouth and watered the flock of Laban, his mother's brother.

Exodus 2:15-17

Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the land of Midian; and he sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters who came and drew water to fill the troughs to water their father's sheep. But the pastors came and drove them away. Then Moses stood up and defended them and watered their sheep.

Genesis 21:25

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

Genesis 26:12-22

Then Isaac sowed in that land and received in the same year one hundred-fold, and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great and went forward and grew until he became very great, for he had possession of flocks, possession of herds, great store of servants, and the Philistines envied him.read more.
For all the wells which his father's slaves had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them and filled them with earth. And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us, for thou art become much mightier than we. And Isaac departed from there and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar and dwelt there. And Isaac reopened the wells of water, which they had opened in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham, and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. And Isaac's slaves dug in the valley and found there a well of living waters. And the pastors of Gerar strove with Isaac's pastors, saying, The water is ours; therefore he called the name of the well Esek, because they strove with him. And they opened another well and strove for that one also; and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he left there and opened another well; and for that one they did not strive and he called the name of it Rehoboth, and he said, 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 thee, through thy country; we will not pass through the fields or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells; we will go by the king's high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left until we have passed thy borders.

Numbers 21:22

Let me pass through thy land; we will not turn into the fields or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the wells; but we will go along by the king's high way until we are past thy borders.

Genesis 16:7

And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 21:31

Therefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they swore, both of them.

Genesis 26:20-22

And the pastors of Gerar strove with Isaac's pastors, saying, The water is ours; therefore he called the name of the well Esek, because they strove with him. And they opened another well and strove for that one also; and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he left there and opened another well; and for that one they did not strive and he called the name of it Rehoboth, and he said, For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

John 4:6

Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well; and it was about the sixth hour.

Jeremiah 17:13

O hope of Israel! LORD, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed; and those that depart from me shall be written in the dust because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

Jeremiah 6:7

As the waters never cease to flow from a fountain, so her wickedness never ceases to flow; injustice and robbery is heard in her; in my presence continually, sickness 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 hath the LORD said: Behold, I judge thy cause and shall take thy vengeance; and I will dry up her sea and make her flowing waters dry.

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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 bottle with water and gave the lad drink.

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

Isaiah 49:10

They shall never hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water he shall feed them.

Jeremiah 17:13

O hope of Israel! LORD, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed; and those that depart from me shall be written in the dust because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

Song of Songs 4:15

A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, that flow 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 each man cast his stone and filled it, and they stopped all the fountains of water and felled all the good trees until they left their stones only in Kirharaseth, for the slingers went about it and smote it.

Genesis 26:15

For all the wells which his father's slaves had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them and filled them with earth.

2 Kings 3:19

And ye shall smite every fenced city and every choice city and shall fell every good tree and stop every fountain of water and mar every good piece of land with stones.

Genesis 26:18

And Isaac reopened the wells of water, which they had opened in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up 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 his camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.

Genesis 24:13

Behold, I stand here by the fountain of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come out for water:

Genesis 24:42

And I came this day unto the fountain and said, O LORD, God of my master Abraham, if now thou dost prosper my way by which I go,

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Bethlehem

2 Samuel 23:15

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

1 Chronicles 11:17-18

And David longed and said, Oh, that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate! And those three broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate and took it and brought it to David; but David would not drink of it, but poured it out to the LORD,

Wells » Frequently made » Outside cities

Genesis 24:11

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

John 4:6

Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well; and it was about the sixth hour.

John 4:8

(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy food.)

Wells » Illustrative » Of the holy spirit in saints

Song of Songs 4:15

A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, that flow from Lebanon.

Wells » Were a frequent cause of strife

Genesis 21:25

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

Genesis 26:21-22

And they opened another well and strove for that one also; and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he left there and opened another well; and for that one they did not strive and he called the name of it Rehoboth, and he said, 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 man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

Wells » Often afforded no water

Zechariah 9:11

As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have taken thy prisoners out of the pit in which there is no water.

Jeremiah 14:3

And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded and covered their heads.

Wells » Frequently made » Near encampments

Genesis 21:30

And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand that they may be a witness unto me that I have dug this well.

Genesis 26:18

And Isaac reopened the wells of water, which they had opened in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up 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 called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 21:31

Therefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they swore, both of them.

Wells » Surrounded by trees

Exodus 15:27

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

Genesis 49:22

Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a fountain, whose daughters run over the wall.

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 rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD and shall water the valley of Shittim.

Ezekiel 47:1

Afterward he made me return to the entrance of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under towards the right side of the house, to the south side of the altar.

Wells » Many supplied from lebanon

Song of Songs 4:15

A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, that flow from Lebanon.

Wells » Flgurative » Without water

Wells » Frequently made » In the desert

2 Chronicles 26:10

He also built towers in the desert and dug many wells, for he had much livestock, both in the low country and in the plains, husbandmen also and vine dressers in the mountains and in Carmel, for he loved agriculture.

Wells » Flgurative » Of salvation

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Makes life fruitful

Revelation 22:1-2

And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of her plaza and on either side of the river was the tree of life, which brings forth twelve manner of fruits, yielding her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the Gentiles.

Wells » The occasion of feuds » Between isaac and abimelech

Genesis 26:15-22

For all the wells which his father's slaves had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them and filled them with earth. And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us, for thou art become much mightier than we. And Isaac departed from there and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar and dwelt there. read more.
And Isaac reopened the wells of water, which they had opened in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham, and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. And Isaac's slaves dug in the valley and found there a well of living waters. And the pastors of Gerar strove with Isaac's pastors, saying, The water is ours; therefore he called the name of the well Esek, because they strove with him. And they opened another well and strove for that one also; and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he left there and opened another well; and for that one they did not strive and he called the name of it Rehoboth, and he said, For now the LORD 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 slaves came and told him concerning the well which they had opened and said unto him, We have found water. And he called it Shebah, therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto 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 there they went to Beer; this is the well of which the LORD spoke unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water. Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it. The princes dug the well, the willing people dug it, and 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, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand that they may be a witness unto me that I have dug this well. Therefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they swore, both of them.

Wells » Frequented by » Women who came to draw water

Genesis 24:13-14

Behold, I stand here by the fountain of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come out for water: And let it come to pass that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels to drink also; let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy slave Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shown mercy unto my master.

Wells » Had troughs placed near for watering cattle

Genesis 24:19-20

And when she had finished giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also until they have finished drinking. And she hastened and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water and drew for all his camels.

Wells » Canaan abounded with

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of all good things, which thou didst not fill, and hewn out wells, which thou didst not dig, vineyards and olive trees, which thou didst not plant; when thou shalt have eaten and 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 be in that day that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem: half of them toward the eastern sea and half of them toward the western sea; in summer and in winter it shall be.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Haran

Genesis 29:3-4

And all the flocks gathered there; and they would roll the stone from the well's mouth and water the sheep and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in its place. And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, where are you from? And they said, We are from Haran.

Wells » Frequently made » In the courts of houses

2 Samuel 17:18

Nevertheless, a young man saw them and told Absalom, but both of them went away quickly and came to a man's house 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

And he looked and saw a well in the field, and, behold, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it, for out of that well they watered the flocks, and a great stone was upon the well's mouth. And all the flocks gathered there; and they would roll the stone from the well's mouth and water the sheep and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in its place.

Wells » Supplied by springs

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-lahai-roi

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Rehoboth

Genesis 26:22

And he left there and opened another well; and for that one they did not strive and he called the name of it Rehoboth, and he said, 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

And they opened another well and strove for that one 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 bottle with water and gave the lad drink.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Esek

Genesis 26:20

And the pastors of Gerar strove with Isaac's pastors, saying, The water is ours; therefore he called the name of the well Esek, because they strove 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

Genesis 49:22

Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a fountain, whose daughters run over the wall.

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 the fields or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells; we will go by the king's high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left until we have passed thy borders.

Wells » Water of, frequently sold

Numbers 20:19

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

Wells » First mention of

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Satisfies the deepest needs

John 7:37-38

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If any man thirsts, let him come unto me and drink. He that believes in 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, where there were twelve fountains 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

And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water which Abimelech's slaves had violently taken away. And Abimelech said, I know not who has done this thing; neither didst thou tell me, neither have I heard of it, but today. And Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant. read more.
And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand that they may be a witness unto me that I have dug this well.

Wells » Illustrative » Of the ordinances of the church

Wells » Supplied by the rain

Psalm 84:6

who passing through the valley of Baca, shall make it a well; the rain also shall fill the pools.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Christ the source of

John 4:10

Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God and who it is that saith 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

He also built towers in the desert and dug many wells, for he had much livestock, both in the low country and in the plains, husbandmen also and vine dressers in the mountains and in Carmel, for he loved agriculture.

Wells » Often deep and difficult to draw from

John 4:11

The woman said unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep; from where then hast thou that living water?

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » jacob

John 4:6

Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well; and it was about the sixth hour.

Wells » At haran

Genesis 24:16

And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, whom no man had known; and she went down to the fountain and filled her pitcher and was coming back up.

Wells » Of jacob

John 4:6

Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well; and it was about the sixth hour.

Wells » Of solomon

Ecclesiastes 2:6

I made myself pools of water, to water with them the forest that brings forth trees;

Topics on Wells

Stopping Wells

1;26;15

For all the wells which his father's slaves had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them and filled them with earth.

Wells, Figurative Use

61;2;17

These are wells without water, clouds that are brought by a whirlwind, to whom gross darkness is reserved for ever.