12 And Isaac began to sow seed in that land, and in that year he reaped 100 times what he sowed, for Jehovah was blessing him.+ 13 The man became wealthy, and he continued to prosper until he became very wealthy. 14 He acquired flocks of sheep and herds of cattle and a large body of servants,+ and the Phi·lisʹtines began to envy him.
15 So the Phi·lisʹtines took soil and stopped up all the wells that his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham.+ 16 A·bimʹe·lech then said to Isaac: “Move from our neighborhood, for you have grown far stronger than we are.” 17 So Isaac moved from there and encamped in the valley* of Geʹrar+ and began dwelling there. 18 And Isaac again dug the wells that had been dug in the days of his father Abraham but that the Phi·lisʹtines had stopped up after Abraham’s death,+ and he called them by the names that his father had given them.+
19 When the servants of Isaac were digging in the valley,* they found a well of fresh water. 20 And the shepherds of Geʹrar began quarreling with the shepherds of Isaac, saying: “The water is ours!” So he named the well Eʹsek,* because they had quarreled with him. 21 And they started digging another well, and they began quarreling over it also. So he named it Sitʹnah.* 22 Later he moved away from there and dug another well, but they did not quarrel over it. So he named it Re·hoʹboth* and said: “It is because now Jehovah has given us ample room and has made us fruitful in the land.”+
23 Then he went up from there to Beʹer-sheʹba.+ 24 That night Jehovah appeared to him and said: “I am the God of your father Abraham.+ Do not be afraid,+ for I am with you, and I will bless you and multiply your offspring* on account of Abraham my servant.”+ 25 So he built an altar there and called on the name of Jehovah.+ And Isaac pitched his tent there,+ and his servants dug a well there.