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Genesis 26 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And there is a famine in the land, besides the first famine which was in the days of Abraham, and Isaac goeth unto 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 Jehovah appeareth unto him, and saith, `Go not down towards Egypt, tabernacle in the land concerning which I speak unto thee, 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 sojourn in this land, and I am with thee, and bless thee, for to thee and to thy seed I give all these lands, and I have established the oath which I have sworn to Abraham thy 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 have multiplied thy seed as stars of the heavens, and I have given to thy seed all these lands; and blessed themselves in thy seed have all nations of the earth; 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 that Abraham hath hearkened to My voice, and keepeth My charge, My commands, My statutes, and My laws.' 5 because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws."
6 And Isaac dwelleth in Gerar; 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar.
7 and men of the place ask him of his wife, and he saith, `She [is] my sister:' for he hath been afraid to say, `My wife -- lest the men of the place kill me for Rebekah, for she [is] of good appearance.' 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 cometh to pass, when the days have been prolonged to him there, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looketh through the window, and seeth, and lo, Isaac is playing with 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 calleth for Isaac, and saith, `Lo, she [is] surely thy wife; and how hast thou said, She [is] my sister?' and Isaac saith unto him, `Because I said, Lest I die for 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 saith, `What [is] this thou hast done to us? as a little thing one of the people had lain with thy wife, and thou hadst brought upon us guilt;' 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 and Abimelech commandeth all the people, saying, `He who cometh against this man or against his wife, dying doth 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 soweth in that land, and findeth in that year a hundredfold, and Jehovah blesseth him; 12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him.
13 and the man is great, and goeth on, going on and becoming great, till that he hath been very great, 13 The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.
14 and he hath possession of a flock, and possession of a herd, and an abundant service; and the Philistines envy him, 14 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.
15 and all the wells which his father's servants digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines have stopped them, and fill them with dust. 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 saith unto Isaac, `Go from us; for thou hast become much mightier than we;' 16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us."
17 and Isaac goeth from thence, and encampeth in the valley of Gerar, and dwelleth there; 17 So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there.
18 and Isaac turneth back, and diggeth the wells of water which they digged in the days of Abraham his father, which the Philistines do stop after the death of Abraham, and he calleth to them names according to the names which his father called 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 Isaac's servants dig in the valley, and find there a well of living water, 19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there.
20 and shepherds of Gerar strive with shepherds of Isaac, saying, `The water [is] ours;' and he calleth the name of the well `Strife,' because they have striven habitually 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 dig another well, and they strive also for it, and he calleth its name `Hatred.' 21 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah.
22 And he removeth from thence, and diggeth another well, and they have not striven for it, and he calleth its name Enlargements, and saith, `For -- now hath Jehovah given enlargement to us, and we have been 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 he goeth up from thence [to] Beer-Sheba, 23 From there he went up to Beersheba.
24 and Jehovah appeareth unto him during that night, and saith, `I [am] the God of Abraham thy father, fear not, for I [am] with thee, and have blessed thee, and have multiplied thy seed, because of Abraham My servant;' 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 buildeth there an altar, and preacheth in the name of Jehovah, and stretcheth out there his tent, and there Isaac's servants dig a well. 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 And Abimelech hath gone unto him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phichol head of his host; 26 Meanwhile, Abimelech had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces.
27 and Isaac saith unto them, `Wherefore have ye come unto me, and ye have hated me, and ye send 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 say, `We have certainly seen that Jehovah hath been with thee, and we say, `Let there be, we pray thee, an oath between us, between us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee; 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 do not evil with us, as we have not touched thee, and as we have only done good with thee, and send thee away in peace; thou [art] now blessed of Jehovah.' 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 And he maketh for them a banquet, and they eat and drink, 30 Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank.
31 and rise early in the morning, and swear one to another, and Isaac sendeth them away, and they go from 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 cometh to pass during that day that Isaac's servants come and declare to him concerning the circumstances of the well which they have digged, and say 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 and he calleth it Shebah, [oath,] therefore the name of the city [is] Beer-Sheba, [well of the oath,] unto this day. 33 He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba.
34 And Esau is a son of forty years, and he taketh a wife, Judith, daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath, 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 are a bitterness of spirit to Isaac and to Rebekah. 35 They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.