Genesis 26:7 NIV

7 When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he said, “She is my sister,” because he was afraid to say, “She is my wife.” He thought, “The men of this place might kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is beautiful.”

References for Genesis 26:7

Study tools for Genesis 26:7

  • a 26:4 - Or "seed"
  • b 26:4 - Or "and all nations on earth will use the name of your offspring in blessings" (see 48:20)
  • c 26:20 - "Esek" means "dispute."
  • d 26:21 - "Sitnah" means "opposition."
  • e 26:22 - "Rehoboth" means "room."
  • f 26:33 - "Shibah" can mean "oath" or "seven."
  • g 26:33 - "Beersheba" can mean "well of the oath" and "well of seven."