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God’s Promise to Isaac

26:1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abrahamאַבְרָהָם
/ˈeɪbrəhæm, -həm/; ‎‎, Modern: ʾAvraham, As recounted in the Torah, his name was originally Avram which means “High Father” – “av” (אב) “father”, “ram” (רם) “high” – with the “ha” (ה) added in mark of his covenant with God. For more info click here
. And Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
went to Abimelechאֲבִימֶלֶךְ
(/əˈbɪməˌlɛk/;’Ǎḇīmeleḵ) was the king of Shechem and a son of biblical judge Gideon. His name can best be interpreted as “my father is king”,claiming the inherited right to rule.
king of the Philistines to Gerar.
26:2 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
appeared to him, and said, Don’t go down to Egypt ; stay in the land which I shall tell you of
26:3 Temporarily stay 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 Abrahamאַבְרָהָם
/ˈeɪbrəhæm, -həm/; ‎‎, Modern: ʾAvraham, As recounted in the Torah, his name was originally Avram which means “High Father” – “av” (אב) “father”, “ram” (רם) “high” – with the “ha” (ה) added in mark of his covenant with God. For more info click here
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 Abrahamאַבְרָהָם
/ˈeɪbrəhæm, -həm/; ‎‎, Modern: ʾAvraham, As recounted in the Torah, his name was originally Avram which means “High Father” – “av” (אב) “father”, “ram” (רם) “high” – with the “ha” (ה) added in mark of his covenant with God. For more info click here
obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

Dispute with Abimelech


26:6 And Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
stayed 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 Rebekahרִבְקָה‎
(/rɪˈbɛkə/) Meaning: Tied Up, Secured Also spelled Rebecca; Modern: Rīvqa, Tiberian: Rīḇqā, Greek: Ῥεβέκκαclick here
; because she [is] fair to look upon.
26:8 And it so happened, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelechאֲבִימֶלֶךְ
(/əˈbɪməˌlɛk/;’Ǎḇīmeleḵ) was the king of Shechem and a son of biblical judge Gideon. His name can best be interpreted as “my father is king”,claiming the inherited right to rule.
king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, observed, Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
[was] sporting with Rebekahרִבְקָה‎
(/rɪˈbɛkə/) Meaning: Tied Up, Secured Also spelled Rebecca; Modern: Rīvqa, Tiberian: Rīḇqā, Greek: Ῥεβέκκαclick here
his wife.
26:9 And Abimelechאֲבִימֶלֶךְ
(/əˈbɪməˌlɛk/;’Ǎḇīmeleḵ) was the king of Shechem and a son of biblical judge Gideon. His name can best be interpreted as “my father is king”,claiming the inherited right to rule.
called Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
, and said, See, of a surety she [is] your wife and how said you, She [is] my sister ? And Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
said to him, Because I said, Unless I die for her.
26:10 And Abimelechאֲבִימֶלֶךְ
(/əˈbɪməˌlɛk/;’Ǎḇīmeleḵ) was the king of Shechem and a son of biblical judge Gideon. His name can best be interpreted as “my father is king”,claiming the inherited right to rule.
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 Abimelechאֲבִימֶלֶךְ
(/əˈbɪməˌlɛk/;’Ǎḇīmeleḵ) was the king of Shechem and a son of biblical judge Gideon. His name can best be interpreted as “my father is king”,claiming the inherited right to rule.
charged all [his] people, saying, He that touched this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
26:12 Then Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold and YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
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 him.
26:15 For all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abrahamאַבְרָהָם
/ˈeɪbrəhæm, -həm/; ‎‎, Modern: ʾAvraham, As recounted in the Torah, his name was originally Avram which means “High Father” – “av” (אב) “father”, “ram” (רם) “high” – with the “ha” (ה) added in mark of his covenant with God. For more info click here
his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
26:16 And Abimelechאֲבִימֶלֶךְ
(/əˈbɪməˌlɛk/;’Ǎḇīmeleḵ) was the king of Shechem and a son of biblical judge Gideon. His name can best be interpreted as “my father is king”,claiming the inherited right to rule.
said to Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
, Go from us; for you are much mightier than we.
26:17 And Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
departed there, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and lived there.
26:18 And Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abrahamאַבְרָהָם
/ˈeɪbrəhæm, -həm/; ‎‎, Modern: ʾAvraham, As recounted in the Torah, his name was originally Avram which means “High Father” – “av” (אב) “father”, “ram” (רם) “high” – with the “ha” (ה) added in mark of his covenant with God. For more info click here
his father ; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abrahamאַבְרָהָם
/ˈeɪbrəhæm, -həm/; ‎‎, Modern: ʾAvraham, As recounted in the Torah, his name was originally Avram which means “High Father” – “av” (אב) “father”, “ram” (רם) “high” – with the “ha” (ה) added in mark of his covenant with God. For more info click here
and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
26:19 And Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
‘s servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
26:20 And the herdsmen of Gerar did strive with Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
‘s herdsmen, saying, The water [is] ours and he called the name of the well Esek ; because they labored with him.
26:21 And they dug another well, and labored 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 labored not and he called the name of it Rehoboth ; and he said, Because now YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

God appears to Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
at Beersheba


26:23 And he went up from there to Beershebaבְּאֵר שֶׁבַע
romanized: Bəʾēr Ševaʿ, or Beer Sheva, officially Be’er-Sheva lit. ’Well of the Oath or Well of the Seven’click here
.
26:24 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
appeared to him the same night, and said, I [am] the God of Abrahamאַבְרָהָם
/ˈeɪbrəhæm, -həm/; ‎‎, Modern: ʾAvraham, As recounted in the Torah, his name was originally Avram which means “High Father” – “av” (אב) “father”, “ram” (רם) “high” – with the “ha” (ה) added in mark of his covenant with God. For more info click here
your father fear not, for I [am] with you, and will bless you, and multiply your seed for my servant Abrahamאַבְרָהָם
/ˈeɪbrəhæm, -həm/; ‎‎, Modern: ʾAvraham, As recounted in the Torah, his name was originally Avram which means “High Father” – “av” (אב) “father”, “ram” (רם) “high” – with the “ha” (ה) added in mark of his covenant with God. For more info click here
‘s sake.
26:25 And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and pitched his tent there and there Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
‘s servants dug a well.

A Covenant


26:26 Then Abimelechאֲבִימֶלֶךְ
(/əˈbɪməˌlɛk/;’Ǎḇīmeleḵ) was the king of Shechem and a son of biblical judge Gideon. His name can best be interpreted as “my father is king”,claiming the inherited right to rule.
went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.
26:27 And Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
said to them, Why do you come to me, seeing you hate me, and have sent me away from you?
26:28 And they said, We saw certainly that YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
was with you and we said, Let there be now an oath between us, [even] between 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 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
.
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 to one another and Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
26:32 And it so happened the same day, that Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
‘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] Beershebaבְּאֵר שֶׁבַע
romanized: Bəʾēr Ševaʿ, or Beer Sheva, officially Be’er-Sheva lit. ’Well of the Oath or Well of the Seven’click here
to this day.
26:34 And Esauעֵשָׂו‎‎
Modern: ʿĒsáv, Greek: Ἠσαῦ Ēsaû meaning “hairy” or “rough” The verb עשה (‘asa) means to do, make happen or work with. Noun מעשה (ma’aseh) means deed, act, work, doing, making and so on. Also called Edom for more info click here
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 Isaacיִצְחָק
(Yīṣḥāq) meaning “he will laugh”, reflecting the laughter, in disbelief, of Abraham and Sarah, when told by God that they would have a child.
and to Rebekahרִבְקָה‎
(/rɪˈbɛkə/) Meaning: Tied Up, Secured Also spelled Rebecca; Modern: Rīvqa, Tiberian: Rīḇqā, Greek: Ῥεβέκκαclick here
.

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