Wells

  • First mention of.

    Genesis 16:14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

  • 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 digged this well.

      Genesis 26:18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

    • well (KJV Dictionary)

    • Outside cities.

      Genesis 24:11 And he made his camels to kneel down without 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 meat.)

    • In the courts of houses.

      2 Samuel 17:18 Nevertheless a lad saw them, and told Absalom: but they went both of them away quickly, and came to a man's house in Bahurim, which had a well in his court; whither they went down.

    • In the desert.

      2 Chronicles 26:10 Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.

    See WELL in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

  • Supplied by springs.

    Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

  • Supplied by the rain.

    Psalms 84:6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

  • Surrounded by trees.

    Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:

    Exodus 15:27 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

  • Bible concordance for WELLS

  • Names often given to.

    Genesis 16:14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

    Genesis 21:31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.

  • Canaan abounded with.

    Deuteronomy 6:11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;

  • Many supplied from Lebanon.

    Song of Solomon 4:15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.

  • See Well in McClintock and Strong.

  • MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE;
    • Beer-lahai-roi.

      Genesis 16:14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

    • 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! 18 And the three brake through the host 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,

    • Beer (east of Jordan).

      Numbers 21:16-18 And from thence they went to Beer: that is the well whereof the LORD spake unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water. 17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it: 18 The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:

    • 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 digged this well. 31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.

    • Elim.

      Exodus 15:27 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

    • Esek.

      Genesis 26:20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.

    • 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.

    • Haran.

      Genesis 29:3-4 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place. 4 And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

    • 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.

    • Rehoboth.

      Genesis 26:22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

    • Sitnah.

      Genesis 26:21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.

  • Often deep and difficult to draw from.

    John 4:11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

  • Often covered to prevent their being filled with sand.

    Genesis 29:2-3 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, 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. 3 And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.

  • Had troughs placed near for watering cattle.

    Genesis 24:19-20 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

  • FREQUENTED BY
    • Women who came to draw water.

      Genesis 24:13-14 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: 14 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 drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

    • Travellers.

      Genesis 24:11 And he made his camels to kneel down without 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 well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

      Genesis 24:42 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:

  • 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.

  • Water of, frequently sold.

    Numbers 20:19 And the children 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 any thing else, go through on my feet.

  • Were a frequent cause of strife.

    Genesis 21:25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

    Genesis 26:21-22 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. 22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

  • Were often stopped up by enemies.

    Genesis 26:15 For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.

    Genesis 26:18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

    2 Kings 3:19 And ye shall smite every fenced city, and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree, and stop all wells of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.

    2 Kings 3:25 And they beat down the cities, and on every good piece of land cast every man his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all the wells of water, and felled all the good trees: only in Kirharaseth left they the stones thereof; howbeit the slingers went about it, and smote it.

  • Often afforded 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.

    Zechariah 9:11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE
    • Of the ordinances of the Church.

      Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

    • Of the Holy Spirit in saints.

      Song of Solomon 4:15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.

      John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

    • Of the mouth of the righteous.

      Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

    • Of wisdom and understanding in man.

      Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

      Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

    • (A fruitful bough by,) of Joseph's numerous posterity.

      Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:

    • (Drinking from one's own,) of enjoyment of domestic happiness.

      Proverbs 5:15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

    • (Without water,) of hypocrites.

      2 Peter 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

 
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