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Genesis 26:18

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26:18 Isaac reopened 1  the wells that had been dug 2  back in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up 3  after Abraham died. Isaac 4  gave these wells 5  the same names his father had given them. 6 

1 tn Heb “he returned and dug,” meaning “he dug again” or “he reopened.”

2 tn Heb “that they dug.” Since the subject is indefinite, the verb is translated as passive.

3 tn Heb “and the Philistines had stopped them up.” This clause explains why Isaac had to reopen them.

4 tn Heb “and he”; the referent (Isaac) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 tn Heb “them”; the referent (the wells) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

6 tn Heb “called names to them according to the names that his father called them.”



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