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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.

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      18-22. Isaac digged again the wells of water--The naming of wells by Abraham, and the hereditary right of his family to the property, the change of the names by the Philistines to obliterate the traces of their origin, the restoration of the names by Isaac, and the contests between the respective shepherds to the exclusive possession of the water, are circumstances that occur among the natives in those regions as frequently in the present day as in the time of Isaac.

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Brief Summary: The Lord promises Isaac that his descendents would outnumber the stars of heaven, in his seed all the nations of the world will be blessed, the Lord prospers everything Isaac puts his hands to, he is blessed physically and he is blessed spiritually, the Lord honors his promises to Abraham, Isaac offers burnt offerings to the Lord, Esau marries Hittite women and this deeply distresses his parents.

Outline
1 Isaac because of famine goes to Gerar
2 God instructs and blesses him
7 He is reproved by Abimelech for denying his wife
12 He grows rich
18 He digs the wells Esek, Sltnah, and Rehohoth
26 Abimelech makes a covenant with him at Beersheba
34 Esau's wives.

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