Then they dug another well, but they quarreled1 over that one also; so he named it Sitnah.a22
He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth,b2 saying, "Now the LORD has given us room3 and we will flourish4 in the land."
From there he went up to Beersheba.524
That night the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham.6 Do not be afraid,7 for I am with you;8 I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants9 for the sake of my servant Abraham."1025
Isaac built an altar11 there and called on the name of the LORD.12 There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well.1326
Meanwhile, Abimelech had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces.1427
Isaac asked them, "Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?15"
They answered, "We saw clearly that the LORD was with you;16 so we said, 'There ought to be a sworn agreement between us'--between us and you. Let us make a treaty17 with you
that you will do us no harm,18 just as we did not molest you but always treated you well and sent you away in peace. And now you are blessed by the LORD."1930
Isaac then made a feast20 for them, and they ate and drank.
Early the next morning the men swore an oath21 to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they left him in peace.