25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.
25 Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord. There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well.
25 So he built an altar there and called upon the name of the Lord and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac's servants dug a well.
25 Isaac built an altar there and prayed, calling on God by name. He pitched his tent and his servants started digging another well.
25 So he built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord, and he pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants dug a well.
25 Then Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the Lord . He set up his camp at that place, and his servants dug another well.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 26:25
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.