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Genesis_Chapter 26

In the days of Abraham, there was a famine in that land. At this time, there was another f…

In the days of Abraham, there was a famine in that land. At this time, there was another famine, and Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech, the king of the Philistines.

The Lord appeared to Isaac, saying, Do not go down to Egypt, but dwell in the land that I have shown you.

If you reside in this land, I will be with you and bless you, because I will give all these lands to you and your descendants. I will steadfastly swear to your father Abraham.

I will increase your descendants like the stars in the sky, and give all these lands to your descendants. And all nations on earth shall be blessed by your descendants

Because Abraham obeyed my words and kept my commands, laws, and decrees.

Isaac lived in Gerar.

When the people in that place asked his wife, he said, “That’s my sister.”. Originally, he was afraid to say that it was my wife. He thought to himself, “I’m afraid the people in this place will kill me because of Rebekah’s beauty.”.

He lived there for a long time. One day, Abimelech, the king of the Philistines, looked out of the window and saw Isaac and his wife Rebekah playing.

Abimelech summoned Isaac and said to him, “She is truly your wife. How can you say that she is your sister?”. Isaac said, “I thought to myself, ‘Perhaps I will die because of her.'”.

Abimelech said, What have you done to us? Almost someone among the people is sleeping with your wife, causing us to fall into sin.

So Abimelech spoke to all the people, saying, Whoever touches this person or his wife shall surely be put to death.

Isaac sowed in that land and had a hundred times the harvest that year. The Lord blessed him,

He prospered day by day and became a wealthy man.

He had flocks and herds of cattle, and many servants, and the Philistines envied him.

During the days of his father Abraham’s life, all the wells dug by his father’s servants were stopped by the Philistines and filled with soil.

Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us.”. Because you are much stronger than us.

Isaac left there and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, living there.

When the well that his father Abraham had dug on the day of his life was blocked by the Philistines after Abraham’s death, Isaac dug it again and named the wells according to his father’s name.

Isaac’s servants dug a well in the valley and obtained a living well.

The shepherds of Gerar and Isaac competed, saying, This water is ours. Isaac named the well Eser, because they were in conflict with him.

Isaac’s servants dug another well, and they competed for it. Therefore, Isaac named the well Sitina (which means to be an enemy).

Isaac left there and dug another well. They stopped fighting for it, so he named it Rehoboth. He said, The Lord has given us a spacious land now, and we will prosper in it.

Isaac went up from there to Beersheba.

That night the Lord appeared to him, saying, I am the God of your father Abraham, do not be afraid, for I am with you, I will bless you, and I will multiply your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.

Isaac built an altar there, called on the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent. His servant dug a well there.

Abimelech, along with his friend Ahuza and his commander Phicol, came to Isaac from Gerar.

Isaac said to them, “Since you hate me and sent me away, why did you come to me?”?

They said, We have clearly seen the Lord with you, and therefore said, Let us both swear to each other and make a covenant with each other,

So that you may not harm us, just as we have not harmed you, but have treated you kindly and sent you away in peace. You are blessed by the Lord and the Lord.

Isaac made a feast for them, and they ate and drank.

They woke up early in the morning and swore to each other. Isaac sent them away, and they left him in peace.

That day, Isaac’s servants came and told him about digging a well, saying, We have found water.

He named the well Sheba. Therefore, that city is called Beersheba to this day.

When Esau was forty years old, he married Judi, the daughter of Beri the Hittite, and Bashmath, the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

They often make Isaac and Rebekah feel distressed in their hearts.


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