Genesis 26:3

3 1Sojourn in this land, and 2I will be with you and will bless you, for 3to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish 4the oath that I swore to Abraham your father.

Genesis 26:3 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 26:3

Sojourn in this land
The land of Canaan, where he now was; either in Gerar, which though in the land of the Philistines was a part of Canaan, the place of his present residence; or in any other part of it he should be directed to: however, by this it appears it was the pleasure of God that he should not go out of that land, and which Abraham his father was careful of, that he should not while he lived; see ( Genesis 24:6 Genesis 24:8 ) : and I will be with thee, and I will bless thee;
with his presence; with protection from all enemies; with a supply of all the necessaries of life; and with all spiritual blessings, and with eternal life and happiness: for unto thee, and to thy seed, will I give these countries;
inhabited at that time by the Philistines, Canaanites, and the several tribes of them: and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
concerning the promise of the Messiah from him and his seed, the gift of the land of Canaan to them, and the multiplication of them, ( Genesis 22:16-18 ) .

Genesis 26:3 In-Context

1 Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines.
2 And the LORD appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the land of which I shall tell you.
3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father.
4 I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed,
5 because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."

Cross References 4

  • 1. Genesis 20:1; Hebrews 11:9
  • 2. Genesis 28:15
  • 3. See Genesis 13:15
  • 4. [Micah 7:20]; See Genesis 22:16-18