Genesis 26 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Avraham. Yitzchak went to Avimelekh king of the Pelishtim, 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 The LORD appeared to him, and said, "Don't go down into Mitzrayim. Dwell in the land which I will tell you of. 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 will be with you, and will bless you. For to you, and to your seed, I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to Avraham your 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 I will multiply your seed as the stars of the sky, and will give to your seed all these lands. In your seed will all the nations of the eretz be blessed, 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 Avraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my mitzvot, my statutes, and my laws." 5 because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws."
6 Yitzchak lived in Gerar. 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar.
7 The men of the place asked him about his wife. He said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say, "My wife," lest, he thought, the men of the place might kill me for Rivka, because she was beautiful to look on. 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 It happened, when he had been there a long time, that Avimelekh king of the Pelishtim looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Yitzchak was caressing Rivka, 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 Avimelekh called Yitzchak, and said, "Behold, surely she is your wife. Why did you say, 'She is my sister?'" Yitzchak said to him, "Because I said, 'Lest I die because 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 Avimelekh said, "What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain 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 Avimelekh charged all the people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife will surely be put to death." 11 So Abimelech gave orders to all the people: "Anyone who molests this man or his wife shall surely be put to death."
12 Yitzchak sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year one hundred times what he planted. The LORD blessed him. 12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him.
13 The man grew great, and grew more and more until he became very great. 13 The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.
14 He had possessions of flocks, possessions of herds, and a great household. The Pelishtim envied him. 14 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.
15 Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Avraham his father, the Pelishtim had stopped, and filled with eretz. 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 Avimelekh said to Yitzchak, "Go from us, for you are much mightier than we." 16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us."
17 Yitzchak departed from there, encamped 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 Yitzchak dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Avraham his father. For the Pelishtim had stopped them after the death of Avraham. He called their names after the names by which his father had 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 Yitzchak's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. 19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there.
20 The herdsmen of Gerar argued with Yitzchak's herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." 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 They dug another well, and they argued over that, also. He called the name of it Sitnah. 21 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah.
22 He left that place, and dug another well. They didn't argue over that one. He called it Rechovot. He 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 He went up from there to Be'er-Sheva. 23 From there he went up to Beersheba.
24 The LORD appeared to him the same night, and said, "I am the God of Avraham your father. Don't be afraid, for I am with you, and will bless you, and multiply your seed for my servant Avraham's sake." 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 He built an altar there, and called on the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there. There Yitzchak's servants dug 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 Then Avimelekh went to him from Gerar, and Achuzzat his friend, and Pikhol the captain 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 Yitzchak said to them, "Why have you come to me, since you hate me, and have 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 said, "We saw plainly that the LORD was with you. We said, 'Let there now be an oath between us, even 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 will do us no harm, as we have not touched you, and as we have done to you nothing but good, and have sent you away in shalom.' You are now the blessed of 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 He made them a feast, and they ate and drink. 30 Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank.
31 They rose up some time in the morning, and swore one to another. Yitzchak sent them away, and they departed from him in shalom. 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 It happened the same day, that Yitzchak's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had dug, and said 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 Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Be'er-Sheva to this day. 33 He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba.
34 When Esav was forty years old, he took as wife Yehudit, the daughter of Be'eri the Hittite, and Basemat, the 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 grieved Yitzchak and Rivka's spirits. 35 They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.