Genesis 26 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 There was another famine in the land in addition to the one that had occurred in Abraham's time. And Isaac went to Abimelech, king of the Philistines, at Gerar. 1 Now there was a famine in the land--besides the earlier famine of Abraham's time--and Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines in Gerar.
2 The Lord appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt. Live in the land that I tell you about; 2 The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live.
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. 3 Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath 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 blessed by your offspring, 4 I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed,
5 because Abraham listened to My voice and kept My mandate, My commands, My statutes, and My instructions." 5 because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws."
6 So Isaac settled in Gerar. 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar.
7 When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," 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." 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."
8 When Isaac had been there for some time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked down from the window and was surprised to see Isaac caressing his wife Rebekah. 8 When Isaac had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked down from a window and saw Isaac caressing his wife Rebekah.
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." 9 So Abimelech summoned Isaac and said, "She is really your wife! Why did you say, 'She is my sister'?" Isaac answered him, "Because I thought I might lose my life 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." 10 Then Abimelech said, "What is this you have done to us? One of the men might well have slept with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us."
11 So Abimelech warned all the people with these words: "Whoever harms this man or his wife will certainly die." 11 So Abimelech gave orders to all the people: "Anyone who molests this man or his wife shall surely be put to death."
12 Isaac sowed seed in that land, and in that year he reaped a hundred times [what was sown]. The Lord blessed him, 12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him.
13 and the man became rich and kept getting richer until he was very wealthy. 13 The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.
14 He had flocks of sheep, herds of cattle, and many slaves, and the Philistines were envious of him. 14 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.
15 The Philistines stopped up all the wells that his father's slaves had dug in the days of his father Abraham, filling them with dirt. 15 So all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up, filling them with earth.
16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Leave us, for you are much too powerful for us." 16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us."
17 So Isaac left there, camped in the valley of Gerar, and lived there. 17 So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there.
18 Isaac reopened the water wells that had been dug in the days of his father Abraham and that the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died. He gave them the same names his father had given them. 18 Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them.
19 Moreover, Isaac's slaves dug in the valley and found a well of spring water there. 19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there.
20 But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen and said, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Quarrel because they quarreled with him. 20 But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen and said, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they disputed with him.
21 Then they dug another well and quarreled over that one also, so he named it Hostility. 21 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah.
22 He moved from there and dug another, and they did not quarrel over it. He named it Open Spaces and said, "For now the Lord has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land." 22 He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth, saying, "Now the LORD has given us room and we will flourish in the land."
23 From there he went up to Beer-sheba, 23 From there he went up to Beersheba.
24 and the Lord appeared to him that night and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your offspring because of My servant Abraham." 24 That night the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham."
25 So he built an altar there, worshiped the Lord, and pitched his tent there. Isaac's slaves also dug a well there. 25 Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the LORD. There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well.
26 Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander of his army. 26 Meanwhile, Abimelech had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces.
27 Isaac said to them, "Why have you come to me? You hated me and sent me away from you." 27 Isaac asked them, "Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?"
28 They replied, "We have clearly seen how the Lord has been with you. We think there should be an oath between two parties-between us and you. Let us make a covenant with you: 28 They answered, "We saw clearly that the LORD was with you; so we said, 'There ought to be a sworn agreement between us'--between us and you. Let us make a treaty with you
29 You will not harm us, just as we have not harmed you but have only done what was good to you, sending you away in peace. You are now blessed by the Lord." 29 that you will do us no harm, 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."
30 So he prepared a banquet for them, and they ate and drank. 30 Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank.
31 They got up early in the morning and swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they left him in peace. 31 Early the next morning the men swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they left him in peace.
32 On that same day Isaac's slaves came to tell him about the well they had dug, saying to him, "We have found water!" 32 That day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well they had dug. They said, "We've found water!"
33 He called it Oath. Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba to this day. 33 He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba.
34 When Esau was 40 years old, he took as his wives Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite. 34 When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite.
35 They made life bitter for Isaac and Rebekah. 35 They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.