|Overview - Genesis 26|
|1||Isaac, because of famine, sojourns in Gerar, and the Lord instructs and blesses him.|
|7||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.|
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