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Genesis 26

GNT 1 There was another famine in the land besides the earlier one during the time of Abraham. Isaac went to Abimelech, king of the Philistines, at Gerar. NIV 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. GNT 2 The Lord had appeared to Isaac and had said, "Do not go to Egypt; stay in this land, where I tell you to stay. NIV 2 The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live. GNT 3 Live here, and I will be with you and bless you. I am going to give all this territory to you and to your descendants. I will keep the promise I made to your father Abraham. NIV 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. GNT 4 I will give you as many descendants as there are stars in the sky, and I will give them all this territory. All the nations will ask me to bless them as I have blessed your descendants. NIV 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, GNT 5 I will bless you, because Abraham obeyed me and kept all my laws and commands." NIV 5 because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws." GNT 6 So Isaac lived at Gerar. NIV 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar. GNT 7 When the men there asked about his wife, he said that she was his sister. He would not admit that she was his wife, because he was afraid that the men there would kill him to get Rebecca, who was very beautiful. NIV 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." GNT 8 When Isaac had been there for some time, King Abimelech looked down from his window and saw Isaac and Rebecca making love. NIV 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. GNT 9 Abimelech sent for Isaac and said, "So she is your wife! Why did you say she was your sister?" He answered, "I thought I would be killed if I said she was my wife." NIV 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." GNT 10 "What have you done to us?" Abimelech said. "One of my men might easily have slept with your wife, and you would have been responsible for our guilt." NIV 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." GNT 11 Abimelech warned all the people: "Anyone who mistreats this man or his wife will be put to death." NIV 11 So Abimelech gave orders to all the people: "Anyone who molests this man or his wife shall surely be put to death." GNT 12 Isaac sowed crops in that land, and that year he harvested a hundred times as much as he had sown, because the Lord blessed him. NIV 12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him. GNT 13 He continued to prosper and became a very rich man. NIV 13 The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. GNT 14 Because he had many herds of sheep and cattle and many servants, the Philistines were jealous of him. NIV 14 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. GNT 15 So they filled in all the wells which the servants of his father Abraham had dug while Abraham was alive. NIV 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. GNT 16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Leave our country. You have become more powerful than we are." NIV 16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us." GNT 17 So Isaac left and set up his camp in Gerar Valley, where he stayed for some time. NIV 17 So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there. GNT 18 He dug once again the wells which had been dug during the time of Abraham and which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham's death. Isaac gave the wells the same names that his father had given them. NIV 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. GNT 19 Isaac's servants dug a well in the valley and found water. NIV 19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there. GNT 20 The shepherds of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's shepherds and said, "This water belongs to us." So Isaac named the well "Quarrel." NIV 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. GNT 21 Isaac's servants dug another well, and there was a quarrel about that one also, so he named it "Enmity." NIV 21 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah. GNT 22 He moved away from there and dug another well. There was no dispute about this one, so he named it "Freedom." He said, "Now the Lord has given us freedom to live in the land, and we will be prosperous here." NIV 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." GNT 23 Isaac left and went to Beersheba. NIV 23 From there he went up to Beersheba. GNT 24 That night the Lord appeared to him and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid; I am with you. I will bless you and give you many descendants because of my promise to my servant Abraham." NIV 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." GNT 25 Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the Lord. Then he set up his camp there, and his servants dug another well. NIV 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. GNT 26 Abimelech came from Gerar with Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander of his army to see Isaac. NIV 26 Meanwhile, Abimelech had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces. GNT 27 So Isaac asked, "Why have you now come to see me, when you were so unfriendly to me before and made me leave your country?" NIV 27 Isaac asked them, "Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?" GNT 28 They answered, "Now we know that the Lord is with you, and we think that there should be a solemn agreement between us. We want you to promise NIV 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 GNT 29 that you will not harm us, just as we did not harm you. We were kind to you and let you go peacefully. Now it is clear that the Lord has blessed you." NIV 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." GNT 30 Isaac prepared a feast for them, and they ate and drank. NIV 30 Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank. GNT 31 Early next morning each man made his promise and sealed it with a vow. Isaac said good-bye to them, and they parted as friends. NIV 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. GNT 32 On that day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well which they had dug. They said, "We have found water." NIV 32 That day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well they had dug. They said, "We've found water!" GNT 33 He named the well "Vow." That is how the city of Beersheba got its name. NIV 33 He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba. GNT 34 When Esau was forty years old, he married two Hittites, Judith the daughter of Beeri, and Basemath the daughter of Elon. NIV 34 When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite. GNT 35 They made life miserable for Isaac and Rebecca. NIV 35 They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.