19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing [1] water.

Other Translations of Genesis 26:19

New International Version

19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there.

English Standard Version

19 But when Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of spring water,

The Message

19 One day, as Isaac's servants were digging in the valley, they came on a well of spring water.

New King James Version

19 Also Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found a well of running water there.

New Living Translation

19 Isaac's servants also dug in the Gerar Valley and discovered a well of fresh water.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 26:19

Commentary on Genesis 26:18-25

(Read Genesis 26:18-25)

Isaac met with much opposition in digging wells. Two were called Contention and Hatred. See the nature of worldly things; they make quarrels, and are occasions of strife; and what is often the lot of the most quiet and peaceable; those who avoid striving, yet cannot avoid being striven with. And what a mercy it is to have plenty of water; to have it without striving for it! The more common this mercy is, the more reason to be thankful for it. At length Isaac digged a well, for which they strove not. Those that study to be quiet, seldom fail of being so. When men are false and unkind, still God is faithful and gracious; and his time to show himself so is, when we are most disappointed by men. The same night that Isaac came weary and uneasy to Beer-sheba, God brought comforts to his soul. Those may remove with comfort who are sure of God's presence.