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Nehemiah 9:25

They took fortified cities, and a rich land, and possessed houses full of all good things, cisterns dug out, vineyards, and olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate, were filled, became fat, and delighted themselves in your great goodness.

Deuteronomy 6:10-11

It shall be, when Yahweh your God shall bring you into the land which he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you, great and goodly cities, which you didn't build, and houses full of all good things, which you didn't fill, and cisterns dug out, which you didn't dig, vineyards and olive trees, which you didn't plant, and you shall eat and be full;

Genesis 24:11-20

He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water. He said, "Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham. Behold, I am standing by the spring of water. The daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.read more.
Let it happen, that the young lady to whom I will say, 'Please let down your pitcher, that I may drink,' and she will say, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink,' -- 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." It happened, before he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher on her shoulder. The young lady was very beautiful to look at, a virgin, neither had any man known her. She went down to the spring, filled her pitcher, and came up. The servant ran to meet her, and said, "Please give me a drink, a little water from your pitcher." She said, "Drink, my lord." She hurried, and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him drink. When she had done giving him drink, she said, "I will also draw for your camels, until they have done drinking." She hurried, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw, and drew for all his camels.

1 Samuel 9:11

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

John 4:7-9

A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. The Samaritan woman therefore said to him, "How is it that you, being a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)

Genesis 29:2-3

He looked, and behold, a well in the field, and, behold, three flocks of sheep lying there by it. For out of that well they watered the flocks. The stone on the well's mouth was large. There all the flocks were gathered. They rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the well's mouth in its place.

Genesis 29:7-10

He said, "Behold, it is still the middle of the day, not time to gather the livestock together. Water the sheep, and go and feed them." They said, "We can't, until all the flocks are gathered together, and they roll the stone from the well's mouth. Then we water the sheep." While he was yet speaking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she kept them.read more.
It happened, 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 kill Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and lived in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

Genesis 21:25

Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

Genesis 26:12-22

Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year one hundred times what he planted. Yahweh blessed him. The man grew great, and grew more and more until he became very great. He had possessions of flocks, possessions of herds, and a great household. The Philistines envied him.read more.
Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth. Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go from us, for you are much mightier than we." Isaac departed from there, encamped in the valley of Gerar, and lived there. Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father. For the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham. He called their names after the names by which his father had called them. Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. The herdsmen of Gerar argued with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." He called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him. They dug another well, and they argued over that, also. He called its name Sitnah. He left that place, and dug another well. They didn't argue over that one. He called it Rehoboth. He said, "For now Yahweh has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Numbers 20:17

"Please let us pass through your land: we will not pass through field or through vineyard, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go along the king's highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed your border."

Numbers 21:22

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

Genesis 16:7

The angel of Yahweh 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 Beer Lahai Roi. Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 21:31

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

Genesis 26:20-22

The herdsmen of Gerar argued with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." He called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him. They dug another well, and they argued over that, also. He called its name Sitnah. He left that place, and dug another well. They didn't argue over that one. He called it Rehoboth. He said, "For now Yahweh has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

John 4:6

Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being tired from his journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Jeremiah 17:13

Yahweh, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you shall be disappointed. Those who depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken Yahweh, the spring of living waters.

Jeremiah 6:7

As a well casts forth its waters, so she casts forth her wickedness: violence and destruction is heard in her; before me continually is sickness and wounds.

Proverbs 23:27

For a prostitute is a deep pit; and a wayward wife is a narrow well.

Jeremiah 51:36

Therefore thus says Yahweh: Behold, I will plead your cause, and take vengeance for you; and I will dry up her sea, and make her fountain dry.

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Salvation » Illustrated by » Wells

Water » Collected in » Wells

Genesis 21:19

God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy 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 strike them: for he who has mercy on them will lead them, even by springs of water he will guide them.

Jeremiah 17:13

Yahweh, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you shall be disappointed. Those who depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken Yahweh, the spring of living waters.

Song of Songs 4:15

a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, flowing streams from Lebanon. Beloved

Wells » Were often stopped up by enemies

2 Kings 3:25

They beat down the cities; and on every good piece of land they cast every man his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all the springs of water, and felled all the good trees, until in Kir Hareseth [only] they left its stones; however the men armed with slings went about it, and struck it.

Genesis 26:15

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

2 Kings 3:19

You shall strike every fortified city, and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree, and stop all springs of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.'"

Genesis 26:18

Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father. For the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham. He called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

Wells » Frequented by » Travellers

Genesis 24:11

He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.

Genesis 24:13

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

Genesis 24:42

I came this day to the spring, and said, 'Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go --

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Bethlehem

2 Samuel 23:15

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

1 Chronicles 11:17-18

David longed, and said, "Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!" The three broke through the army 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 Yahweh,

Wells » Frequently made » Outside cities

Genesis 24:11

He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.

John 4:6

Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being tired from his journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

John 4:8

For his disciples had gone away into 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, flowing streams from Lebanon. Beloved

Wells » Were a frequent cause of strife

Genesis 21:25

Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

Genesis 26:21-22

They dug another well, and they argued over that, also. He called its name Sitnah. He left that place, and dug another well. They didn't argue over that one. He called it Rehoboth. He said, "For now Yahweh has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Wells » Illustrative » Of wisdom and understanding in man

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters. The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.

Wells » Often afforded no water

Zechariah 9:11

As for you also, because of the blood of your covenant, I have set free your prisoners from the pit in which is no water.

Jeremiah 14:3

Their nobles send their little ones to the waters: they come to the cisterns, and find no water; they return with their vessels empty; they are disappointed and confounded, and cover their heads.

Wells » Frequently made » Near encampments

Genesis 21:30

He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that it may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well."

Genesis 26:18

Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father. For the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham. 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 Beer Lahai Roi. Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Genesis 21:31

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

Wells » Surrounded by trees

Exodus 15:27

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

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

Joel 3:18

It will happen in that day, that the mountains will drop down sweet wine, the hills will flow with milk, all the brooks of Judah will flow with waters, and a fountain will come forth from the house of Yahweh, and will water the valley of Shittim.

Ezekiel 47:1

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 forefront of the house was toward the east;) and the waters came down from under, from the right side of the house, on the south of the altar.

Wells » Many supplied from lebanon

Song of Songs 4:15

a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, flowing streams from Lebanon. Beloved

Wells » Flgurative » Without water

Wells » Frequently made » In the desert

2 Chronicles 26:10

He built towers in the wilderness, and dug out many cisterns, for he had much livestock; in the lowland also, and in the plain: [and he had] farmers and vineyard keepers in the mountains and in the fruitful fields; for he loved farming.

Wells » Flgurative » Of salvation

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Makes life fruitful

Revelation 22:1-2

He showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Wells » The occasion of feuds » Between isaac and abimelech

Genesis 26:15-22

Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth. Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go from us, for you are much mightier than we." Isaac departed from there, encamped in the valley of Gerar, and lived there. read more.
Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father. For the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham. He called their names after the names by which his father had called them. Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. The herdsmen of Gerar argued with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." He called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him. They dug another well, and they argued over that, also. He called its name Sitnah. He left that place, and dug another well. They didn't argue over that one. He called it Rehoboth. He said, "For now Yahweh has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Genesis 26:32-33

It happened the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had dug, and said to him, "We have found water." He called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beersheba 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 traveled to Beer: that is the well of which Yahweh said to Moses, "Gather the people together, and I will give them water." Then sang Israel this song: "Spring up, well; sing to it: the well, which the princes dug, which the nobles of the people dug, with the scepter, and with their poles." From the wilderness [they traveled] to Mattanah;

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Beer-sheba

Genesis 21:30-31

He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that it may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well." Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because they both swore there.

Wells » Frequented by » Women who came to draw water

Genesis 24:13-14

Behold, I am standing by the spring of water. The daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. Let it happen, that the young lady to whom I will say, 'Please let down your pitcher, that I may drink,' and she will say, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink,' -- 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 done giving him drink, she said, "I will also draw for your camels, until they have done drinking." She hurried, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw, and drew for all his camels.

Wells » Canaan abounded with

Deuteronomy 6:11

and houses full of all good things, which you didn't fill, and cisterns dug out, which you didn't dig, vineyards and olive trees, which you didn't plant, and you shall eat and be full;

Wells » Spiritual water of life » The supply inexhaustible

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

Zechariah 14:8

It will happen in that day, that living waters will go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the eastern sea, and half of them toward the western sea; in summer and in winter will it be.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Haran

Genesis 29:3-4

There all the flocks were gathered. They rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the well's mouth in its place. Jacob said to them, "My relatives, where are you from?" They said, "We are from Haran."

Wells » Frequently made » In the courts of houses

2 Samuel 17:18

But a boy saw them, and told Absalom. Then they both went away quickly, and came to the house of a man in 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

He looked, and behold, a well in the field, and, behold, three flocks of sheep lying there by it. For out of that well they watered the flocks. The stone on the well's mouth was large. There all the flocks were gathered. They rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on 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 Beer Lahai Roi. Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Rehoboth

Genesis 26:22

He left that place, and dug another well. They didn't argue over that one. He called it Rehoboth. He said, "For now Yahweh has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Sitnah

Genesis 26:21

They dug another well, and they argued over that, also. He called its name Sitnah.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Hagar

Genesis 21:19

God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink.

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Esek

Genesis 26:20

The herdsmen of Gerar argued with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." 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

Wells » Strangers not to draw from, without permission

Numbers 20:17

"Please let us pass through your land: we will not pass through field or through vineyard, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go along the king's highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed your border."

Wells » Water of, frequently sold

Numbers 20:19

The children of Israel said to him, "We will go up by the highway; and if we drink of your water, I and my livestock, then will I give its price: let me only, without [doing] anything [else], pass through on my 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 and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink! He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water."

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » Elim

Exodus 15:27

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

Wells » Illustrative » (without water,) of hypocrites

Wells » The occasion of feuds » Between abraham and abimelech

Genesis 21:25-30

Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. Abimelech said, "I don't know who has done this thing. Neither did you tell me, neither did I hear of it, until today." Abraham took sheep and cattle, and gave them to Abimelech. Those two made a covenant. read more.
Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves mean?" He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that it 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 Weeping, they make it a place of springs. Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.

Wells » Spiritual water of life » Christ the source of

Wells » Of uzziah

2 Chronicles 26:10

He built towers in the wilderness, and dug out many cisterns, for he had much livestock; in the lowland also, and in the plain: [and he had] farmers and vineyard keepers in the mountains and in the fruitful fields; for he loved farming.

Wells » Often deep and difficult to draw from

John 4:11

The woman said to him, "Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. From where then have you that living water?

Wells » Mentioned in scripture » jacob

John 4:6

Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being tired from his journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Wells » At haran

Genesis 24:16

The young lady was very beautiful to look at, a virgin, neither had any man known her. She went down to the spring, filled her pitcher, and came up.

Wells » Of jacob

John 4:6

Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being tired from his journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Wells » Of solomon

Ecclesiastes 2:6

I made myself pools of water, to water from it the forest where trees were reared.