NASB — Genesis 26 — KJV

Isaac Settles in Gerar

1 Now there was aa famine in the land, besides the previous famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham. So Isaac went to Gerar, to bAbimelech king of the Philistines. 2 The LORD aappeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; Ibstay in the land of which I shall tell you. 3 Sojourn in this land and aI will be with you and bbless you, for cto you and to your Idescendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish dthe oath which I swore to your father Abraham. 4 aI will multiply your Idescendants as the stars of heaven, and will give your Idescendants all these lands; and bby your Idescendants all the nations of the earth IIshall be blessed; 5 because Abraham Iaobeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws.”

[1] aGn 12:10 bGn 20:1, 2
[2] ILit dwell aGn 12:7; 17:1; 18:1 bGn 12:1
[3] ILit seed aGn 26:24; 28:15; 31:3 bGn 12:2 cGn 12:7; 13:15; 15:18 dGn 22:16-18; Ps 105:9
[4] ILit seed IIOr bless themselves aGn 15:5; 22:17; Ex 32:13 bGn 22:18; Ga 3:8
[5] ILit hearkened to My voice aGn 22:16

6 ¶ So Isaac Ilived in Gerar. 7 When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, “aShe is my sister,” for he was bafraid to say, “my wife,” [thinking], “Ithe men of the place might kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is cbeautiful.” 8 It came about, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out through a window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was caressing his wife Rebekah. 9 Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Behold, certainly she is your wife! How then did you say, ‘She is my sister’?” And Isaac said to him, “Because I said, ‘I might die on account of her.’” 10 aAbimelech said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.” 11 So Abimelech charged all the people, saying, “He who atouches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.”

[6] ILit dwelt
[7] ILit lest...place aGn 12:13; 20:2, 12 bPv 29:25 cGn 12:11; 24:16; 29:17
[10] aGn 20:9
[11] aPs 105:15

12 ¶ Now Isaac sowed in that land and Ireaped in the same year a hundredfold. And athe LORD blessed him, 13 and the man abecame rich, and continued to grow Iricher until he became very Iwealthy; 14 for ahe had possessions of flocks Iand herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him. 15 Now aall the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up Iby filling them with earth. 16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are Iatoo powerful for us.” 17 And Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and Isettled there.

[12] ILit found aGn 24:1; 26:3; Jb 42:12; Pv 10:22
[13] ILit great aPv 10:22
[14] ILit and possessions of herds aGn 24:35; 25:5
[15] ILit and filled them aGn 21:25, 30
[16] ILit much mightier than we aEx 1:9
[17] ILit dwelt

Quarrel over the Wells

18 ¶ Then Isaac dug again the wells of water which Ihad been dug in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; and he IIgave them the same names which his father had IIIgiven them. 19 But when Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found there a well of Iflowing water, 20 the herdsmen of Gerar aquarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, “The water is ours!” So he named the well IEsek, because they contended with him. 21 Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it ISitnah. 22 He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it IRehoboth, for he said, “IIaAt last the LORD has made IIIroom for us, and we will be bfruitful in the land.”

[18] ILit they had dug IILit called their names as the names IIILit called
[19] ILit living
[20] II.e. contention aGn 21:25
[21] II.e. enmity
[22] II.e. broad places IILit Truly now IIIOr broad aPs 4:1; Is 54:2, 3 bGn 17:6; Ex 1:7

23 ¶ Then he went up from there to aBeersheba. 24 The LORD aappeared to him the same night and said,
  “bI am the God of your father Abraham;
  cDo not fear, for I am with you.
  I dwill bless you, and multiply your Idescendants,
  For the sake of My servant Abraham.”
25 So he built an aaltar there and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there; and there Isaac’s servants dug a well.

[23] aGn 22:19
[24] ILit seed aGn 26:2 bGn 17:7, 8; 24:12; Ex 3:6; Ac 7:32 cGn 15:1 dGn 22:17; 26:3, 4
[25] aGn 12:7, 8; 13:4, 18; Ps 116:17

Covenant with Abimelech

26 ¶ Then aAbimelech came to him from Gerar Iwith his adviser Ahuzzath and Phicol the commander of his army. 27 Isaac said to them, “aWhy have you come to me, since you hate me and have sent me away from you?” 28 They said, “We see plainly athat the LORD has been with you; so we said, ‘Let there now be an oath between us, [even] between Iyou and us, and let us make a covenant with you, 29 that you will do us no harm, just as we have not touched you Iand have done to you nothing but good and have sent you away in peace. You are now the ablessed of the LORD.’” 30 Then ahe made them a feast, and they ate and drank. 31 In the morning they arose early and Iaexchanged oaths; then Isaac sent them away and they departed from him in peace. 32 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.” 33 So he called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is aBeersheba to this day.

[26] ILit and his confidential friend aGn 21:22
[27] aJg 11:7
[28] ILit us and you aGn 21:22, 23
[29] ILit and just as we aGn 24:31; Ps 115:15
[30] aGn 19:3
[31] ILit swore one to another aGn 21:31
[33] aGn 21:31

34 ¶ When Esau was forty years old ahe Imarried Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite; 35 and athey Ibrought grief to Isaac and Rebekah.

[34] ILit took as wife aGn 28:8; 36:2
[35] ILit were a bitterness of spirit to aGn 27:46


New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.
For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries
Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

Isaac because of famine went to Gerar.

1 ¶ And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.

[1] Gn 12:10; 20:2; 21:22; 25:11.

God instructeth, and blesseth him.

2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; 4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

[2] Gn 12:1, 7; 17:1; 18:1, 10; Ps 37:3.
[3] Gn 12:1, 7; 13:15, 17; 15:18; 17:8; 20:1; 22:16, 18; 26:12, 14; 28:15; 39:2, 21; Ps 32:8; 37:1; 39:12; 105:9; Is 43:2, 5; Mi 7:20; Php 4:9; He 6:17; 11:9, 13.
[4] Gn 12:2; 13:16; 15:5, 18; 17:4; 18:18; 22:17, 18; Ps 72:17; Ac 3:25; Ga 3:8, 16; He 11:2.
[5] Gn 12:4; 17:23; 18:19; 22:16, 18; Ps 112:1; 128:1; Mt 5:19; 7:24; 1Co 15:58; Ga 5:6; He 11:8; Jm 2:21.

6 ¶ And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

[6] Gn 20:1.

He is reproved by Abimelech for denying his wife.

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; lest, [said he], the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she [was] fair to look upon. 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 his wife. 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she [is] thy wife: and how saidst thou, She [is] my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her. 10 And Abimelech said, What [is] this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. 11 And Abimelech charged all [his] people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

[7] Gn 12:13; 20:2, 5, 12; 24:16; Pv 29:25; Mt 10:28; Ep 5:25; Col 3:9.
[8] Jg 5:28; Pv 5:18; 7:6; Ec 9:9; So 2:9; Is 62:5.
[10] Gn 12:18; 20:9.
[11] Gn 20:6; Ps 105:15; Pv 6:29; Zc 2:8.

He groweth rich.

12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. 13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: 14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. 15 For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.

[12] Gn 24:1, 35; 26:3, 29; 30:30; Jb 42:12; Ps 67:6; 72:16; Ec 11:6; Zc 8:12; Mt 13:8, 23; Mk 4:8; 1Co 3:6; 2Co 9:10; Ga 6:7.
[13] Gn 24:35; Ps 112:3.
[14] Gn 12:16; 13:2; 37:11; 1S 18:9; Jb 1:3; 5:2; 42:12; Ps 112:3, 10; 144:13; Pv 10:22; 27:4; Ec 4:4.
[15] Gn 21:30.
[16] Ex 1:9.

17 ¶ And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

He diggeth Esek, Sitnah, and Rehoboth.

18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged 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. 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water [is] ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him. 21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. 22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land. 23 And he went up from thence to Beersheba. 24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I [am] the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I [am] with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake. 25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.

[18] Gn 21:31; Nu 32:38; Ps 16:4; Ho 2:17; Zc 13:2.
[19] So 4:15; Jn 4:10; 7:38.
[20] Gn 21:25.
[21] Ezr 4:6.
[22] Gn 17:6; 28:3; 41:52; Ex 1:7; Ps 4:1; 18:19; 118:5.
[23] Gn 21:31; 46:1; Jg 20:1.
[24] Gn 13:16; 15:1; 17:7; 22:19; 24:12; 26:3; 28:13; 31:5; Ex 3:6; Ps 27:1; 46:1; Is 12:2; 41:10, 13; 43:1; 44:2; 51:7, 12; Mt 22:32; Lk 12:32; Ac 7:32; He 13:6; Rv 1:17.
[25] Gn 8:20; 12:7; 13:18; 22:9; 33:20; 35:1; Ex 17:15; Ps 116:17.

Abimelech maketh a covenant with him at Beer-sheba.

26 ¶ Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army. 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you? 28 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, [even] betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee; 29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou [art] now the blessed of the LORD. 30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink. 31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace. 32 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. 33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city [is] Beersheba unto this day.

[26] Gn 20:3; 21:22, 32.
[27] Gn 26:14, 16; Jg 11:7; Ac 7:9, 14, 27, 35; Rv 3:9.
[28] Gn 21:22, 31; 24:3, 41; 31:49; 39:5; Jsh 3:7; 2Ch 1:1; Is 45:14; 60:14; 61:6, 9; Ro 8:31; 1Co 14:25; He 6:16; 13:5.
[29] Gn 12:2; 21:22; 22:17; 24:31; 26:11, 12, 14; Ps 115:15.
[30] Gn 19:3; 21:8; 31:54; Ro 12:18; He 12:14; 1P 4:9.
[31] Gn 14:22; 19:2; 21:14, 23, 31; 22:3; 25:33; 31:44, 55; 1S 14:24; 20:3, 16; 30:15; He 6:16.
[32] Gn 26:25; Pv 2:4; 10:4; 13:4; Mt 7:7.
[33] Gn 21:31; 26:28.

Esau's wives.

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: 35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

[34] Gn 24:3; 36:2, 5, 13; Ex 34:16; 1Co 7:2; He 12:16.
[35] Gn 6:2; 27:46; 28:1, 8.


KJV 1769 King James Bible Authorized Version (Student's Edition)
©2011 by First Gospel Publications, Zion, Ill. All rights reserved.
For downloads and more information please visit www.FirstGospel.com.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
with Hebrew-Chaldee and Greek Dictionaries
Featuring the qBible.com Living Strong's Lexical Map
©2003 by The WWW Chat Bible Compages. All rights reserved.
For how to use color-coding please view [www.ChatBible.com/key.asp].

Genesis 26 Top of NASB New American Standard Bible KJV King James Version Red-Letter Strong's Concordance Numbers Cross References & Footnotes

 ChatBible.com  |  Lexicon & Concordance  |  1611Bible.com 
 Search  |  Promote  |  Comment  |  About  | Become a fan.