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Genesis 26

NLT 1 A severe famine now struck the land, as had happened before in Abraham’s time. So Isaac moved to Gerar, where Abimelech, king of the Philistines, lived. 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. NLT 2 The appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt, but do as I 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. NLT 3 Live here as a foreigner in this land, and I will be with you and bless you. I hereby confirm that I will give all these lands to you and your descendants, just as I solemnly promised 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. NLT 4 I will cause your descendants to become as numerous as the stars of the sky, and I will give them all these lands. And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will 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, NLT 5 I will do this because Abraham listened to me and obeyed all my requirements, commands, decrees, and instructions.” NIV 5 because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws." NLT 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar. NIV 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar. NLT 7 When the men who lived there asked Isaac about his wife, Rebekah, he said, “She is my sister.” He was afraid to say, “She is my wife.” He thought, “They will kill me to get her, because she is so 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." NLT 8 But some time later, Abimelech, king of the Philistines, looked out his window and saw Isaac caressing Rebekah. 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. NLT 9 Immediately, Abimelech called for Isaac and exclaimed, “She is obviously your wife! Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’?” “Because I was afraid someone would kill me to get her from me,” Isaac replied. 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." NLT 10 “How could you do this to us?” Abimelech exclaimed. “One of my people might easily have taken your wife and slept with her, and you would have made us guilty of great sin.” 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." NLT 11 Then Abimelech issued a public proclamation: “Anyone who touches 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." NLT 12 When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the blessed him. NIV 12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him. NLT 13 He became a very rich man, and his wealth continued to grow. NIV 13 The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. NLT 14 He acquired so many flocks of sheep and goats, herds of cattle, and servants that the Philistines became jealous of him. NIV 14 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. NLT 15 So the Philistines filled up all of Isaac’s wells with dirt. These were the wells that had been dug by the servants of his father, Abraham. 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. NLT 16 Finally, Abimelech ordered Isaac to leave the country. “Go somewhere else,” he said, “for you have become too powerful for us.” NIV 16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us." NLT 17 So Isaac moved away to the Gerar Valley, where he set up their tents and settled down. NIV 17 So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there. NLT 18 He reopened the wells his father had dug, which the Philistines had filled in after Abraham’s death. Isaac also restored the names Abraham 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. NLT 19 Isaac’s servants also dug in the Gerar Valley and discovered a well of fresh water. NIV 19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there. NLT 20 But then the shepherds from Gerar came and claimed the spring. “This is our water,” they said, and they argued over it with Isaac’s herdsmen. So Isaac named the well Esek (which means “argument”). 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. NLT 21 Isaac’s men then dug another well, but again there was a dispute over it. So Isaac named it Sitnah (which means “hostility”). NIV 21 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah. NLT 22 Abandoning that one, Isaac moved on and dug another well. This time there was no dispute over it, so Isaac named the place Rehoboth (which means “open space”), for he said, “At last the has created enough space for us to prosper in this 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." NLT 23 From there Isaac moved to Beersheba, NIV 23 From there he went up to Beersheba. NLT 24 where the appeared to him on the night of his arrival. “I am the God of your father, Abraham,” he said. “Do not be afraid, for I am with you and will bless you. I will multiply your descendants, and they will become a great nation. I will do this because of my promise to Abraham, my servant.” 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." NLT 25 Then Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the . He set up his camp at that place, 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. NLT 26 One day King Abimelech came from Gerar with his adviser, Ahuzzath, and also Phicol, his army commander. NIV 26 Meanwhile, Abimelech had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces. NLT 27 “Why have you come here?” Isaac asked. “You obviously hate me, since you kicked me off your land.” NIV 27 Isaac asked them, "Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?" NLT 28 They replied, “We can plainly see that the is with you. So we want to enter into a sworn treaty with you. Let’s make a covenant. 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 NLT 29 Swear that you will not harm us, just as we have never troubled you. We have always treated you well, and we sent you away from us in peace. And now look how the 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." NLT 30 So Isaac prepared a covenant feast to celebrate the treaty, and they ate and drank together. NIV 30 Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank. NLT 31 Early the next morning, they each took a solemn oath not to interfere with each other. Then Isaac sent them home again, and they left 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. NLT 32 That very day Isaac’s servants came and told him about a new well they had dug. “We’ve found water!” they exclaimed. NIV 32 That day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well they had dug. They said, "We've found water!" NLT 33 So Isaac named the well Shibah (which means “oath”). And to this day the town that grew up there is called Beersheba (which means “well of the oath”). NIV 33 He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba. NLT 34 At the age of forty, Esau married two Hittite wives: 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. NLT 35 But Esau’s wives made life miserable for Isaac and Rebekah. NIV 35 They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.