Genesis 26:2-12 CSB

2 The Lord appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt. Live in the land that I tell you about;
3 stay in this land as a foreigner, and I will be with you and bless you. For I will give all these lands to you and your offspring, and I will confirm the oath that I swore to your father Abraham.
4 I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of the sky, I will give your offspring all these lands, and all the nations of the earth will be blesseda by your offspring,b

References for Genesis 26:4

    • a 26:4 - Or will bless themselves
    • b 26:4 - Gn 12:3; 18:18; Gl 3:8
      5 because Abraham listened to My voice and kept My mandate, My commands, My statutes, and My instructions."c

      References for Genesis 26:5

        • c 26:5 - Gn 22:18; Lv 18:30; Dt 11:1
          6 So Isaac settled in Gerar.

          Isaac's Deception

          7 When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister,"d for he was afraid to say "my wife," [thinking], "The men of the place will kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is a beautiful woman."

          References for Genesis 26:7

            • d 26:7 - Gn 12:13; 20:5
              8 When Isaac had been there for some time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked down from the window and was surprised to seee Isaac caressing his wife Rebekah.

              References for Genesis 26:8

                • e 26:8 - Or and he looked and behold-
                  9 Abimelech sent for Isaac and said, "So she is really your wife! How could you say, 'She's my sister'?" Isaac answered him, "Because I thought I might die on account of her."
                  10 Then Abimelech said, "What is this you've done to us? One of the people could easily have slept with your wife, and you would have brought guilt on us."f

                  References for Genesis 26:10

                      11 So Abimelech warned all the people with these words: "Whoever harms this man or his wife will certainly die."

                      Conflicts over Wells

                      12 Isaac sowed seed in that land, and in that year he reapedg a hundred times [what was sown]. The Lord blessed him,

                      References for Genesis 26:12