Genesis 26 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine which was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech, king of the Philistines, to 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 And Yahweh appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the land which I will show to you. 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 Dwell as an alien in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you, for I will give all these lands to you and to your descendants, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham you father. 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 And I will multiply your descendants like the stars of heaven, and I will give to your descendants all these lands. And all nations of the earth will be blessed through 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 charge: my commandments, my statutes, and my laws." 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 concerning 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 was beautiful}." 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 And it happened [that], {when he had been there a long time}, Abimelech the king of the Philistines looked through the window, and saw--behold--Isaac [was] fondling Rebekah his wife. 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 And Abimelech called Isaac and said, "Surely she [is] your wife. Now why did you say 'She [is] my sister'?" And Isaac said to him, "Because I thought I would 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 And Abimelech said, "What [is] this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have slept with your wife! Then you would have brought guilt upon 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 Then Abimelech instructed all the people, saying, "The [one who] touches this man or his wife shall 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 And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in that [same] year a hundredfold, and Yahweh 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 wealthier and wealthier} until he was exceedingly wealthy. 13 The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.
14 And he possessed sheep and cattle and many servants, so that the Philistines envied him. 14 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.
15 And the Philistines stopped up all the wells that the servants of his father had dug in the days of Abraham his father. They filled them with earth. 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, "Go [away] from us, for you have become 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 departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and settled there. 17 So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there.
18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after the death of Abraham. And he gave to them {the same names} which 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 And when the servants of Isaac dug in the valley, they found a well of fresh water there. 19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there.
20 Then the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours." And he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended 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 And they dug another well, and they quarreled over it also. And he called its name Sitnah. 21 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah.
22 Then he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. And he called its name Rehoboth, and said, "Now Yahweh has made room for us, and we shall 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 And from there he went up to Beersheba. 23 From there he went up to Beersheba.
24 And Yahweh appeared to him that night and said, "I [am] the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I [am] with you, and I will bless you and make your descendants numerous for the sake 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 And he built an altar there and called on the name of Yahweh. And he pitched his tent there, and the servants of Isaac 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 went to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath his friend and Phicol his army commander. 26 Meanwhile, Abimelech had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces.
27 And Isaac said to them, "Why have you come to me? You hate 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 And they said, "We see clearly that Yahweh has been with you, so we thought let there be an oath between us--between us and you--and 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 that you may not do us harm just as we have not touched you, but have only done good to you and sent you away in peace. You [are] now blessed by Yahweh." 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 made a meal for them, and they ate and drank. 30 Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank.
31 And they arose early in the morning and each one swore to the other, and Isaac sent them away. 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 And it happened [that] on that same day the servants of Isaac came and told him about the well that they had dug. And they said, "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 And he called it Sheba. Therefore the name of the city [is] Beersheba unto this day. 33 He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba.
34 And [when] Esau was forty years old he took as wife 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 And {they made life bitter} for Isaac and Rebekah. 35 They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.