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Nehemiah 9:25

And they captured fortified cities and a fertile land and took possession of houses filled with every good thing: hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves, and many [fruit] trees. They ate and became full, and they became fat and took delight in your great goodness.

Deuteronomy 6:10-11

"And then it will happen [that] when Yahweh your God will bring you to the land that he swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to you large and fine cities that you did not build, and houses full of all [sorts] of good things that you did not fill, and hewn cisterns that you did not hew, vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant, and {you have eaten your fill},

Genesis 24:11-20

And he made the camels kneel outside the city at the well of water, at the time of evening, toward the time [the women] went out to draw water. And he said, "O Yahweh, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show loyal love to my master Abraham. Behold, I am standing by the spring of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are going out to draw water.read more.
And let it be [that] the girl to whom I shall say, 'Please, offer your jar that I may drink' and [who] says, 'Drink--and I will also water your camels,' she [is the one] you have chosen for your servant, for Isaac. By her I will know that you have shown loyal love to my master." And it happened [that] before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah--who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, the brother of Abraham--came out, and her jar [was] on her shoulder. Now the girl [was] very pleasing in appearance. [She was] a virgin; no man had known her. And she went down to the spring, filled her jar, and came up. And the servant ran to meet her. And he said, "Please, let me drink a little of the water from your jar." And she said, "Drink, my lord." And she quickly lowered her jar in her hand and gave him a drink. When she finished giving him a drink she said, "I will also draw water for your camels until they finish drinking." And she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well to draw water. And she drew water for all his camels.

1 Samuel 9:11

They [were] going up the ascent of the town when they found young women going out to draw water. They said to them, "Is there the seer here?"

John 4:7-9

A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me [water] to drink." (For his disciples had gone away into the town so that they could buy food.) So the Samaritan woman said to him, "How do you, being a Jew, ask from me [water] to drink, [since I] am a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)

Genesis 29:2-3

And he looked, and behold, [there was] a well in the field, and behold, there [were] three flocks of sheep lying beside it, for out of that well the flocks were watered. And the stone on the mouth of the well [was] large. And [when] all the flocks were gathered there, they rolled away the stone from the mouth of the well. And they watered the sheep and returned the stone upon the mouth of the well to its place.

Genesis 29:7-10

And he said, "Look, [it is] still {broad daylight}; it is not the time [for] the livestock to be gathered. Give water to the sheep and go, pasture them." And they said, "We are not able, until all the flocks are gathered. Then the stone is rolled away from the mouth of the well, and we water the sheep." While he was speaking with them, Rachel came with the sheep which belonged to her father, for she was pasturing [them].read more.
And it happened [that], when Jacob saw Rachel, the daughter of Laban, his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother, Jacob drew near and rolled away 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 this matter, and he sought to kill Moses, and Moses fled from Pharaoh, and he lived in the land of Midian, and he lived at {a certain 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. And the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and came to their rescue and watered their flock.

Genesis 21:25

Then Abraham complained to Abimelech on account of the well of water that servants of Abimelech had seized.

Genesis 26:12-22

And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in that [same] year a hundredfold, and Yahweh blessed him. And the man {became wealthier and wealthier} until he was exceedingly wealthy. And he possessed sheep and cattle and many servants, so that the Philistines envied him.read more.
And the Philistines stopped up all the wells that the servants of his father had dug in the days of Abraham his father. They filled them with earth. And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go [away] from us, for you have become much too powerful for us." So Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and settled there. And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after the death of Abraham. And he gave to them {the same names} which his father had given them. And when the servants of Isaac dug in the valley, they found a well of fresh water there. Then the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours." And he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him. And they dug another well, and they quarreled over it also. And he called its name Sitnah. Then he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. And he called its name Rehoboth, and said, "Now Yahweh has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land."

Numbers 20:17

Please let us go through your land. We will not go through a field or vineyard, and we will not drink water from a well. We will go along the road of the king; we will not turn aside right or left until we have gone through your territory.'"

Numbers 21:22

"Let us go through your land; we will not turn aside into a field or vineyard; we will not drink well water along the way of the king until we have gone through your territory."

Genesis 16:7

And the angel of Yahweh found her at a spring of water in the wilderness, at the spring by the road of Shur.

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beer-Lahai-Roi; behold, it [is] between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 21:31

Therefore that place is called Beersheba, because there the two of them swore an oath.

Genesis 26:20-22

Then the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours." And he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him. And they dug another well, and they quarreled over it also. And he called its name Sitnah. Then he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. And he called its name Rehoboth, and said, "Now Yahweh has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land."

John 4:6

And Jacob's well was there, so Jesus, [because he] had become tired from the journey, simply sat down at the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Jeremiah 17:13

Yahweh, the hope of Israel, all [those who] forsake you will be put to shame, and [those who] turn aside from you in the earth will be recorded, for they have forsaken the fountain of living water, Yahweh.

Jeremiah 2:13

"For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, [the] source of living water, to hew out for themselves cisterns, cracked cisterns that can hold no water.

Jeremiah 6:7

As a water well keeps its water cool, so she keeps cool her wickedness. Violence and destruction are heard within her, sickness and wounds [are] continually {before me}.

Proverbs 23:27

For a deep pit is a prostitute, and a narrow well is {an adulteress}.

Jeremiah 51:36

{Therefore} thus says Yahweh, "Look, I [am] going to contend your case, and I will avenge your vengeance, and I will cause her sea to dry up, and I will cause her fountain to dry up.

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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 skin with water and gave a drink to the boy.

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

Isaiah 49:10

They shall not be hungry or thirsty, and heat and sun shall not strike them, for he who takes pity on them will lead them, and he will guide them to springs of water.

Jeremiah 17:13

Yahweh, the hope of Israel, all [those who] forsake you will be put to shame, and [those who] turn aside from you in the earth will be recorded, for they have forsaken the fountain of living water, Yahweh.

Song of Songs 4:15

A garden fountain, a well of living water, flowing (streams) from Lebanon.

Wells » Were often stopped up by enemies

2 Kings 3:25

The cities they tore down, [on] every good tract of land they threw stones until it was filled up, every spring of water they stopped up, and every good tree they felled. They let the stone walls at Kir Hareseth remain, but the slingers surrounded and attacked it.

Genesis 26:15

And the Philistines stopped up all the wells that the servants of his father had dug in the days of Abraham his father. They filled them with earth.

2 Kings 3:19

and you shall defeat every fortified city, every choice city, and you shall fell every good tree. All of the springs of water you shall stop up, and every tract of good land you shall ruin with the stones."

Genesis 26:18

And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after the death of Abraham. And he gave to them {the same names} which his father had given them.

Wells » Frequented by » Travellers

Genesis 24:11

And he made the camels kneel outside the city at the well of water, at the time of evening, toward the time [the women] went out to draw water.

Genesis 24:13

Behold, I am standing by the spring of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are going out to draw water.

Genesis 24:42

Then today I came to the spring, and I said, 'O Yahweh, God of my master Abraham, {if you would please make my journey successful}, upon which I am going.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Bethlehem

2 Samuel 23:15

David {said longingly}, "{Oh that someone would bring me a drink} of water from the well of Bethlehem that [is] at the gate."

1 Chronicles 11:17-18

And David had a craving, and he said, "Who could give me a drink of water from the well of Bethlehem that [is] by the gate!" Then the three broke through into the camp of the Philistines and drew water from the well of Bethlehem that [was] by the gate and brought [it] and came to David. But David would not drink it and poured it out before Yahweh.

Wells » Frequently made » Outside cities

Genesis 24:11

And he made the camels kneel outside the city at the well of water, at the time of evening, toward the time [the women] went out to draw water.

John 4:6

And Jacob's well was there, so Jesus, [because he] had become tired from the journey, simply sat down at the well. It was about the sixth hour.

John 4:8

(For his disciples had gone away into the town so that they could buy food.)

Wells » Illustrative » Of the holy spirit in saints

Song of Songs 4:15

A garden fountain, a well of living water, flowing (streams) from Lebanon.

Wells » Were a frequent cause of strife

Genesis 21:25

Then Abraham complained to Abimelech on account of the well of water that servants of Abimelech had seized.

Genesis 26:21-22

And they dug another well, and they quarreled over it also. And he called its name Sitnah. Then he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. And he called its name Rehoboth, and said, "Now Yahweh has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land."

Wells » Illustrative » Of wisdom and understanding in man

Proverbs 18:4

Deep waters [are] words of the mouth of a man; a gushing stream [is] a fountain of wisdom.

Wells » Often afforded no water

Zechariah 9:11

[As for] you also, because of the blood of your covenant, I will release your prisoners from {the waterless pit}.

Jeremiah 14:3

And their nobles send their servants for water. They come to [the] pits, they find no water. They return [with] their vessels {empty}. They are ashamed, and they are confounded, and they cover their heads.

Wells » Frequently made » Near encampments

Genesis 21:30

And he said, "You shall take the seven ewe-lambs from my hand {as proof on my behalf} that I dug this well."

Genesis 26:18

And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after the death of Abraham. And he gave to them {the same names} which his father had given them.

Wells » Names often given to

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beer-Lahai-Roi; behold, it [is] between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 21:31

Therefore that place is called Beersheba, because there the two of them swore an oath.

Wells » Surrounded by trees

Exodus 15:27

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

Genesis 49:22

Joseph [is] the bough of a fruitful vine, a fruitful bough by a spring. His branches climb over the wall.

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

Joel 3:18

And it will happen on that day; the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills will flow with milk, and all the channels of Judah will flow with water. A spring from the house of Yahweh will come forth, and it will water the valley of Acacia Trees.

Ezekiel 47:1

And he brought me back to the doorway of the temple and, look! There was water coming out from under the threshold of the temple eastward, because the face of the temple [was] eastwards; and the water was coming down from under the south side of the temple, from south of the altar.

Wells » Many supplied from lebanon

Song of Songs 4:15

A garden fountain, a well of living water, flowing (streams) from Lebanon.

Wells » Flgurative » Without water

Wells » Frequently made » In the desert

2 Chronicles 26:10

And he built towers in the desert and hewed many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the Shephelah and on the plain, [along with] farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands, for he loved the soil.

Wells » Flgurative » Of salvation

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Makes life fruitful

Revelation 22:1-2

And he showed me the river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming out from the throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street, and {on both sides of the river} [is] the tree of life, producing twelve fruits--yielding its fruit according to every month--and the leaves of the tree [are] for the healing of the nations.

Wells » The occasion of feuds » Between isaac and abimelech

Genesis 26:15-22

And the Philistines stopped up all the wells that the servants of his father had dug in the days of Abraham his father. They filled them with earth. And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go [away] from us, for you have become much too powerful for us." So Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and settled there. read more.
And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after the death of Abraham. And he gave to them {the same names} which his father had given them. And when the servants of Isaac dug in the valley, they found a well of fresh water there. Then the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours." And he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him. And they dug another well, and they quarreled over it also. And he called its name Sitnah. Then he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. And he called its name Rehoboth, and said, "Now Yahweh has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land."

Genesis 26:32-33

And it happened [that] on that same day the servants of Isaac came and told him about the well that they had dug. And they said, "We have found water!" And he called it Sheba. 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

From there [they went] to Beer, which is the water well where Yahweh spoke to Moses, "Gather the people, that I may give them water." Then Israel sang this song, "Arise, well water! Sing to it! Well water that the princes dug, that the leaders of the people dug, with a staff [and] with their rods." And from [the] desert [they continued to] Mattanah,

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-sheba

Genesis 21:30-31

And he said, "You shall take the seven ewe-lambs from my hand {as proof on my behalf} that I dug this well." Therefore that place is called Beersheba, because there the two of them swore an oath.

Wells » Frequented by » Women who came to draw water

Genesis 24:13-14

Behold, I am standing by the spring of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are going out to draw water. And let it be [that] the girl to whom I shall say, 'Please, offer your jar that I may drink' and [who] says, 'Drink--and I will also water your camels,' she [is the one] you have chosen for your servant, for Isaac. By her I will know that you have shown loyal love to my master."

Wells » Had troughs placed near for watering cattle

Genesis 24:19-20

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

Wells » Canaan abounded with

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of all [sorts] of good things that you did not fill, and hewn cisterns that you did not hew, vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant, and {you have eaten your fill},

Wells » Spiritual water of life » The supply inexhaustible

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

Zechariah 14:8

{And then} on that day, living waters will flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea, and the other half to the western sea; it will happen [both] in the summer and in the winter.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Haran

Genesis 29:3-4

And [when] all the flocks were gathered there, they rolled away the stone from the mouth of the well. And they watered the sheep and returned the stone upon the mouth of the well to its place. 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 young man saw them and told Absalom, so both of them went quickly and came to the house of a man at Bahurim. Now he had a well in his courtyard, so 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 field, and behold, there [were] three flocks of sheep lying beside it, for out of that well the flocks were watered. And the stone on the mouth of the well [was] large. And [when] all the flocks were gathered there, they rolled away the stone from the mouth of the well. And they watered the sheep and returned the stone upon the mouth of the well to its place.

Wells » Supplied by springs

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-lahai-roi

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beer-Lahai-Roi; behold, it [is] between Kadesh and Bered.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Rehoboth

Genesis 26:22

Then he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. And he called its name Rehoboth, and said, "Now Yahweh 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 quarreled over it also. And he called its name 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 skin with water and gave a drink to the boy.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Esek

Genesis 26:20

Then the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours." And he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended 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] the bough of a fruitful vine, a fruitful bough by a spring. His branches climb over the wall.

Wells » Strangers not to draw from, without permission

Numbers 20:17

Please let us go through your land. We will not go through a field or vineyard, and we will not drink water from a well. We will go along the road of the king; we will not turn aside right or left until we have gone through your territory.'"

Wells » Water of, frequently sold

Numbers 20:19

The {Israelites} said to him, "We will go up on the main road, and if we and our livestock drink your water, we will pay [for it]. It is only a small matter; let us pass through on our feet."

Wells » First mention of

Genesis 16:14

Therefore the well was called Beer-Lahai-Roi; behold, it [is] between Kadesh and Bered.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Satisfies the deepest needs

John 7:37-38

Now on the last day of the feast--the great [day]--Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and let him drink, the one who believes in me. Just as the scripture said, 'Out of his belly will flow rivers of living water.'"

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Elim

Exodus 15:27

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

Wells » Illustrative » (without water,) of hypocrites

Wells » The occasion of feuds » Between abraham and abimelech

Genesis 21:25-30

Then Abraham complained to Abimelech on account of the well of water that servants of Abimelech had seized. And Abimelech said, "I do not know who did this thing, neither did you tell me, nor have I heard [of it] except for today." And Abraham took sheep and cattle and gave [them] to Abimelech. And the two of them {made} a covenant. read more.
Then Abraham set [off] seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves. And Abimelech said to Abraham, "What [is the meaning of] these seven ewe-lambs that you have set [off] by themselves?" And he said, "You shall take the seven ewe-lambs from my hand {as proof on my behalf} 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 Baca, they make it a spring. The early rain covers [it with] blessings as well.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Christ the source of

John 4:10

Jesus answered and said to her, "If you had known the gift of God and who it is who says to you, 'Give me [water] to drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."

Wells » Of uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:10

And he built towers in the desert and hewed many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the Shephelah and on the plain, [along with] farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands, for he loved the soil.

Wells » Often deep and difficult to draw from

John 4:11

The woman said to him, "Sir, you have no bucket and the well is deep! From where then do you get this living water?

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » jacob

John 4:6

And Jacob's well was there, so Jesus, [because he] had become tired from the journey, simply sat down at the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Wells » At haran

Genesis 24:16

Now the girl [was] very pleasing in appearance. [She was] a virgin; no man had known her. And she went down to the spring, filled her jar, and came up.

Wells » Of jacob

John 4:6

And Jacob's well was there, so Jesus, [because he] had become tired from the journey, simply sat down at the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Wells » Of solomon

Ecclesiastes 2:6

I made for myself pools of water from which to irrigate a grove of flourishing trees.