God's Promise to Isaac
there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines to Gerar.
26:2 And Yehovah appeared to him, and said, Go not down
into Egypt ; stay in the land which I shall tell
26:3 temporary stays in
this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; for to you, and to your seed, I will give all
these countries, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father ;
26:4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of
heaven, and will give to your seed all these countries ; and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed ;
26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice,
and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
Dispute with Abimelech
26:6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar
26:7 And the men of the place asked [him] of his wife ; and he said, She [is] my sister for he
feared to say, [She is] my wife ; unless, [said he], the men of the
place should kill me for Rebekah ; because she [was] fair to look upon.
26:8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long
time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a
window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac [was] sporting with Rebekah
26:9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a
surety she [is] your wife and how said you, She [is] my sister ?
And Isaac said to him, Because I said, Unless I die for her.
26:10 And Abimelech said, What [is] this you has done to us? One of the people might lightly have lien with your wife, and
you could have brought guiltiness upon us.
26:11 And Abimelech charged all [his] people, saying, He that
touched this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
26:12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same
year an hundredfold and Yehovah blessed him.
26:13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew
until he became very great
26:14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of
herds, and great store of servants and the Philistines envied
26:15 For all the wells which his father's
servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the
Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
26:16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, Go from us; for you are
much mightier than we.
26:17 And Isaac departed there, and pitched his tent in the
valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
26:18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had
dug in the days of Abraham his father ; for the Philistines had
stopped them after the death of Abraham and he called their names after the names by which his father
had called them.
26:19 And Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there
a well of springing water.
26:20 And the herdsmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water [is] ours and
he called the name of the well Esek ; because they strove with
26:21 And they dug another well, and strove for that also and
he called the name of it Sitnah.
26:22 And he removed from there, and dug another well ; and
for that they strove not and he called the name of it Rehoboth ;
and he said, For now Yehovah has made room for us, and we shall
be fruitful in the land.
God appears to Isaac at Beer-sheba
26:23 And he went up from there to Beersheba.
26:24 And Yehovah appeared to him the same night, and
said, I [am] the God of Abraham your father fear not, for I [am]
with you, and will bless you, and multiply your seed for my
servant Abraham's sake.
26:25 And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of Yehovah,
and pitched his tent there and there Isaac's servants dug a well.
26:26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one
of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.
26:27 And Isaac said to them, Wherefore you come to
me, seeing you hate me, and have sent me away from you?
26:28 And they said, We saw certainly that Yehovah was with
you and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, [even]
betwixt us and you, and let us make a covenant with you;
26:29 That you will do us no harm, as we have not touched you,
and as we have done to you nothing but good, and have sent you
away in peace you [are] now the blessed of Yehovah.
26:30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.
26:31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and swore one
to another and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him
26:32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants
came, and told him concerning the well which they had dug, and
said to him, We have found water.
26:33 And he called it Shebah therefore the name of the city
[is] Beersheba to this day.
26:34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith
the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of
Elon the Hittite
26:35 Which were a grief of mind to Isaac and to Rebekah.
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