So Isaac stayed in Gerar.17
When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he said, "She is my sister,2" 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."
When Isaac had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines3 looked down from a window and saw Isaac caressing his wife Rebekah.
So Abimelech summoned Isaac and said, "She is really your wife! Why did you say, 'She is my sister'?4" Isaac answered him, "Because I thought I might lose my life on account of her."
Then Abimelech said, "What is this you have done to us?5 One of the men might well have slept with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us."
So Abimelech gave orders to all the people: "Anyone who molests6 this man or his wife shall surely be put to death."712
Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold,8 because the LORD blessed him.913
The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.1014
He had so many flocks and herds and servants11 that the Philistines envied him.1215
So all the wells13 that his father's servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up,14 filling them with earth.
Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Move away from us;15 you have become too powerful for us.16"