Parallel Bible results for Genesis 26

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Genesis 26

NKJV 1 There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in 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. NKJV 2 Then the Lord appeared to him and said: "Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. 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. NKJV 3 Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. 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. NKJV 4 And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; 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, NKJV 5 because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws." NIV 5 because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws." NKJV 6 So Isaac dwelt in Gerar. NIV 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar. NKJV 7 And the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, "She is my sister"; for he was afraid to say, "She is my wife," because he thought, "lest the men of the place kill me for Rebekah, because she is beautiful to behold." 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." NKJV 8 Now it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked through a window, and saw, and there was Isaac, showing endearment to Rebekah his wife. 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. NKJV 9 Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, "Quite obviously she is your wife; so how could you say, 'She is my sister'?" And Isaac said to him, "Because I said, 'Lest I die on account of her.' " 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." NKJV 10 And Abimelech said, "What is this you have done to us? One of the people might soon have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt on us." 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." NKJV 11 So Abimelech charged all his people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife shall surely 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." NKJV 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. NIV 12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him. NKJV 13 The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; NIV 13 The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. NKJV 14 for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him. NIV 14 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. NKJV 15 Now the Philistines had stopped up all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and they had filled them with earth. 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. NKJV 16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we." NIV 16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us." NKJV 17 Then Isaac departed from there and pitched his tent in the Valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. NIV 17 So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there. NKJV 18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. He called them by the names which his father had called 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. NKJV 19 Also Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found a well of running water there. NIV 19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there. NKJV 20 But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." So he called the name of the well Esek, because they quarreled with him. 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. NKJV 21 Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that one also. So he called its name Sitnah. NIV 21 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah. NKJV 22 And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, because he said, "For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land." 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." NKJV 23 Then he went up from there to Beersheba. NIV 23 From there he went up to Beersheba. NKJV 24 And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham's sake." 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." NKJV 25 So he built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord, and he pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants dug a 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. NKJV 26 Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath, one of his friends, and Phichol the commander of his army. NIV 26 Meanwhile, Abimelech had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces. NKJV 27 And Isaac said to them, "Why have you come to me, since you hate me and have sent me away from you?" NIV 27 Isaac asked them, "Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?" NKJV 28 But they said, "We have certainly seen that the Lord is with you. So we said, 'Let there now be an oath between us, between you and us; and let us make a covenant with you, 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 NKJV 29 that you will do us no harm, since we have not touched you, and since we have done nothing to you but good and have sent you away in peace. You are now the blessed of the Lord.' " 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." NKJV 30 So he made them a feast, and they ate and drank. NIV 30 Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank. NKJV 31 Then they arose early in the morning and swore an oath with one another; and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace. 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. NKJV 32 It came to pass the same day that Isaac's servants came and told him about the well which they had dug, and said to him, "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!" NKJV 33 So he called it Shebah. Therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day. NIV 33 He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba. NKJV 34 When Esau was forty years old, he took as wives Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite. NIV 34 When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite. NKJV 35 And they were a grief of mind to Isaac and Rebekah. NIV 35 They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.