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Genesis 26:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the herdsmen of Gerar strove with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water [is] ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the herdmen of Gerar contended with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water [is] ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But the shepherds of Gerar strove with Isaac's shepherds, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they had quarrelled with him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the herdmen of Gerar disputed with the herdmen of Isaac, saying, Ours, is the water! So he called the name of the well, Esek, because they had stirred up a quarrel with him.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and shepherds of Gerar strive with shepherds of Isaac, saying, 'The water [is] ours;' and he calleth the name of the well 'Strife,' because they have striven habitually with him;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But there also the herdsmen of Gerara strove against the herdsmen of Isaac, saying: It is our water. Wherefore he called the name of the well, on occasion of that which had happened, Calumny.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the heardmen of Gerar did striue with Isaacs heardmen, saying, The water is ours; and hee called the name of the well, Esek, because they stroue with him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the shepherds of Gerar{gr.Gerara} strove with the shepherds of Isaac, saying that the water was theirs; and they called the name of the well, Injury, for they injured him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Yitzchaq's herdmen, saying, The water [is] ours: and he called the name of the well Eseq; because they strove with him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the herdmen 7462
{7462} Prime
רָעָה
ra`ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to tend a flock, that is, pasture it; intransitively to graze (literally or figuratively); generally to rule; by extension to associate with (as a friend).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
of Grr גְּרָר 1642
{1642} Prime
גְּרָר
G@rar
{gher-awr'}
Probably from H1641; a rolling country; Gerar, a Philistine city.
did strive 7378
{7378} Prime
רִיב
riyb
{reeb}
A primitive root; properly to toss, that is, grapple; mostly figuratively to wrangle, that is, hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
with x5973
(5973) Complement
עִם
`im
{eem}
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
Yixk's יִצחָק 3327
{3327} Prime
יִצְחָק
Yitschaq
{yits-khawk'}
From H6711; laughter (that is, mockery); Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham.
herdmen, 7462
{7462} Prime
רָעָה
ra`ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to tend a flock, that is, pasture it; intransitively to graze (literally or figuratively); generally to rule; by extension to associate with (as a friend).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
saying, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
The 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.
[is] ours: and he called 7121
{7121} Prime
קָרָא
qara'
{kaw-raw'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the name 8034
{8034} Prime
שֵׁם
shem
{shame}
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
of the well 875
{0875} Prime
בְּאֵר
b@'er
{be-ayr'}
From H0874; a pit; especially a well.
`$ek עֵשֶׂק; 6230
{6230} Prime
עֵשֶׂק
`Eseq
{ay'-sek}
From H6229; strife.
because x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
they strove 6229
{6229} Prime
עָשַׂק
`asaq
{aw-sak'}
A primitive root (identical with H6231); to press upon, that is, quarrel.
z8694
<8694> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 157
with x5973
(5973) Complement
עִם
`im
{eem}
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 26:18-22.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 26:12-25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 26:20

Esek — That is, contention.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
did strive:

Genesis 21:25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

Esek:
i.e. Contention
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