23 And he went up from thence to Beersheba.

Other Translations of Genesis 26:23

New International Version

23 From there he went up to Beersheba.

English Standard Version

23 From there he went up to Beersheba.

The Message

23 From there he went up to Beersheba.

New King James Version

23 Then he went up from there to Beersheba.

New Living Translation

23 From there Isaac moved to Beersheba,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 26:23

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.