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Genesis 21:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of the well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the well of water which the servants of Abimelech had seized.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Abraham reproved Abimelech, because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water that Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But Abraham reproved Abimelech,—on account of the well of water, which the servants of Abimelech had seized.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Abraham reasoned with Abimelech concerning the matter of a well of water which Abimelech's servants have taken violently away,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he reproved Abimelech for a well of water, which his servants had taken away by force.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Abraham reproued Abimelech, because of a well of water, which Abimelechs seruants had violently taken away.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Abraham{gr.Abraam} reproved Abimelech because of the wells of water, which the servants of Abimelech took away.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Avraham reproved Avimelekh because of a well of water, which Avimelekh's servants had violently taken away.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Avrhm אַברָהָם 85
{0085} Prime
אַבְרָהָם
'Abraham
{ab-raw-hawm'}
Contracted from H0001 and an unused root (probably meaning to be populous); father of a multitude; Abraham, the later name of Abram.
reproved 3198
{3198} Prime
יכח
yakach
{yaw-kahh'}
A primitive root; to be right (that is, correct); reciprocally to argue; causatively to decide, justify or convict.
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
vmele אֲבִימֶלֶך 40
{0040} Prime
אֲבִימֶלֶךְ
'Abiymelek
{ab-ee-mel'-ek}
From H0001 and H4428; father of (the) king; Abimelek, the name of two Philistine kings and of two Israelites.
because y182
[0182] Standard
אוֹדוֹת
'owdowth
{o-doth'}
From the same as H0181; turnings (that is, occasions); (adverbially) on account of.
of x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
x182
(0182) Complement
אוֹדוֹת
'owdowth
{o-doth'}
From the same as H0181; turnings (that is, occasions); (adverbially) on account of.
a well 875
{0875} Prime
בְּאֵר
b@'er
{be-ayr'}
From H0874; a pit; especially a well.
of water, 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
vmele's אֲבִימֶלֶך 40
{0040} Prime
אֲבִימֶלֶךְ
'Abiymelek
{ab-ee-mel'-ek}
From H0001 and H4428; father of (the) king; Abimelek, the name of two Philistine kings and of two Israelites.
servants 5650
{5650} Prime
עֶבֶד
`ebed
{eh'-bed}
From H5647; a servant.
had violently taken away. 1497
{1497} Prime
גָּזַל
gazal
{gaw-zal'}
A primitive root; to pluck off; specifically to flay, strip or rob.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 21:25-31

_ _ And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well — Wells were of great importance to a pastoral chief and on the successful operation of sinking a new one, the owner was solemnly informed in person. If, however, they were allowed to get out of repair, the restorer acquired a right to them. In unoccupied lands the possession of wells gave a right of property in the land, and dread of this had caused the offense for which Abraham reproved Abimelech. Some describe four, others five, wells in Beer-sheba.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 21:22-32.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
reproved:

Genesis 26:15-22 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. ... 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.
Genesis 29:8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and [till] they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
Exodus 2:15-17 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. ... And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
Judges 1:15 And she said unto him, Give me a blessing: for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.
Proverbs 17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Proverbs 25:9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour [himself]; and discover not a secret to another:
Proverbs 27:5 Open rebuke [is] better than secret love.
Matthew 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

because:
Wells of water were of great consequence in those hot countries, especially where the flocks were numerous; because water was scarce, and digging to find it was attended with the expense of much time and labour.

servants:

Genesis 13:7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
Genesis 26:15-22 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. ... 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.
Exodus 2:16-17 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew [water], and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. ... And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
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Gn 13:7; 26:15; 29:8. Ex 2:15, 16. Jg 1:15. Pv 17:10; 25:9; 27:5. Mt 18:15.

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