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Genesis 26

TNIV 1 Now there was a famine in the land--besides the previous famine in Abraham's time--and Isaac went to Abimelek 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. TNIV 2 The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live. 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. TNIV 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. 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. TNIV 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, 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, TNIV 5 because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions." NIV 5 because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws." TNIV 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar. NIV 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar. TNIV 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." 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." TNIV 8 When Isaac had been there a long time, Abimelek king of the Philistines looked down from a window and saw Isaac caressing his wife 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. TNIV 9 So Abimelek 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." 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." TNIV 10 Then Abimelek 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." 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." TNIV 11 So Abimelek gave orders to all the people: "Anyone who harms 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." TNIV 12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, 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. TNIV 13 The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. NIV 13 The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. TNIV 14 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. NIV 14 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. TNIV 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. 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. TNIV 16 Then Abimelek said to Isaac, "Move away from us; 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." TNIV 17 So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar, where he settled. NIV 17 So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there. TNIV 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. 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. TNIV 19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there. NIV 19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there. TNIV 20 But the herders of Gerar quarreled with those of Isaac and said, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they disputed 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. TNIV 21 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah. NIV 21 Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah. TNIV 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." 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." TNIV 23 From there he went up to Beersheba. NIV 23 From there he went up to Beersheba. TNIV 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." 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." TNIV 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. 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. TNIV 26 Meanwhile, Abimelek had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces. NIV 26 Meanwhile, Abimelech had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces. TNIV 27 Isaac asked them, "Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?" NIV 27 Isaac asked them, "Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?" TNIV 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 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 TNIV 29 that you will do us no harm, just as we did not harm you but always treated you well and sent you away peacefully. And now you are blessed by 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." TNIV 30 Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank. NIV 30 Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank. TNIV 31 Early the next morning the men swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they went away peacefully. 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. TNIV 32 That day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well they had dug. They said, "We've 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!" TNIV 33 He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba. NIV 33 He called it Shibah, and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba. TNIV 34 When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath 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. TNIV 35 They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah. NIV 35 They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.