| 1 And there was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that
was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the
Philistines, unto Gerar. 2 And Jehovah appeared unto him, and said, Go not
down into Egypt. Dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of. 3 Sojourn
in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee. For unto thee,
and unto thy seed, I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath
which I sware unto Abraham thy father. 4 And I will multiply thy seed as
the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these lands. And in thy
seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. 5 Because that Abraham
obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my
laws. 6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar. 7 And the men of the place asked him
of his wife. And he said, She is my sister. For he feared to say, My wife.
Lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah.
Because she was fair to look upon. 8 And it came to pass, when he had been
there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a
window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.
9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy
wife. And how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because
I said, Lest I die because of her. 10 And Abimelech said, What is this
thou hast done unto us? One of the people might easily have lain with thy
wife, and thou wouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. 11 And Abimelech
charged all the people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall
surely be put to death.|
12 And Isaac sowed in that land, and found in the same year a hundredfold.
And Jehovah blessed him. 13 And the man waxed great, and grew more and
more until he became very great. 14 And he had possessions of flocks, and
possessions of herds, and a great household. And the Philistines envied him.
15 Now all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of
Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth.
16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us. For thou art much mightier
than we. 17 And Isaac departed thence, and encamped in the valley of
Gerar, and dwelt there.
18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the
days of Abraham his father. For the Philistines had stopped them after the
death of Abraham. And he called their names after the names by which his
father had called them. 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and
found there a well of springing water. 20 And the herdsmen of Gerar strove
with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of
the well Esek, because they contended with him. 21 And they digged another
well, and they strove for that also. And he called the name of it Sitnah.
22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well. And for that they
strove not. And he called the name of it Rehoboth. And he said, For now
Jehovah hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. 24 And Jehovah appeared
unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father. Fear
not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my
servant Abraham's sake. 25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon
the name of Jehovah, and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac's servants
digged a well.
26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and
Phicol the captain of his host. 27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore are
ye come unto me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you? 28 And
they said, We saw plainly that Jehovah was with thee. And we said, Let there
now be an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a
covenant with thee, 29 that thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not
touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent
thee away in peace. Thou art now the blessed of Jehovah. 30 And he made
them a feast, and they did eat and drink. 31 And they rose up betimes in
the morning, and sware one to another. And Isaac sent them away, and they
departed from him in peace. 32 And it came to pass the same day, that
Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had
digged, and said unto him, We have found water. 33 And he called it
Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.
34 And when Esau was forty years old he took to wife Judith the daughter
of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.
35 And they were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
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