Parallel Bible results for Genesis 26:1-22

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Genesis 26:1-22

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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, 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, NIV 5 because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws." NIV 5 because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements, my commands, my decrees and my laws." NIV 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar. NIV 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar. 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." 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." 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. 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. 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." 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." 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." 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." NIV 11 So Abimelech gave orders to all the people: "Anyone who molests 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." NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 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. 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. 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. NIV 16 Then Abimelech 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." NIV 17 So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there. NIV 17 So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there. 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. 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. NIV 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. 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. 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. NIV 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. 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." 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."