Genesis 26:16

Overview - Genesis 26
Isaac, because of famine, sojourns in Gerar, and the Lord instructs and blesses him.
He is reproved by Abimelech for denying his wife.
12 He grows rich, and the Philistines envy his prosperity.
18 He digs Esek, Sitnah, and Rehoboth.
23 God appears to him at Beer-sheba, and blesses him; and Abimelech makes a covenant with him.
34 Esau's wives.
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Genesis 26:16  (King James Version)
And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.

A. Clarke observes, that this is the first instance on record of what was termed among the Greeks, ostracism, i
e., the banishment of person from the state, of whose power, influence, or riches, the people were jealous.

Exodus 1:9