Genesis 26:32 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 26:32, NIV: "That day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well they had dug. They said, 'We've found water!'"

Genesis 26:32, ESV: "That same day Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well that they had dug and said to him, “We have found water.”"

Genesis 26:32, KJV: "And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water."

Genesis 26:32, NASB: "Now it came about on the same day, that Isaac’s servants came in and told him about the well which they had dug, and said to him, 'We have found water.'"

Genesis 26:32, NLT: "That very day Isaac's servants came and told him about a new well they had dug. 'We've found water!' they exclaimed."

Genesis 26:32, CSB: "On that same day Isaac's servants came to tell him about the well they had dug, saying to him, "We have found water!""

What does Genesis 26:32 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Isaac is having a good day. He has just sent King Abimelech back to Gerar, having made a covenant of peace with the Philistines (Genesis 26:23–31). Now his servants arrive with news that they've found water in the new well they have been digging, likely the one mentioned in verse 25. Because of the peace treaty, this discovery of much-needed water should not result in another nasty dispute over water rights (Genesis 26:18–22). This is another sign of God's blessing on Isaac. Upcoming verses will echo the experiences of Isaac's father, Abraham, showing that God is keeping His promises.