26:1 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.
26:1 Now there was a famine in the land, besides the previous famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham. So Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines.

26:2 And Jehovah appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt. Dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of.
26:2 And the LORD appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; stay in the land of which I shall tell you.

26:3 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.
26:3 "Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham.

26:4 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.
26:4 "And I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and will give your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;

26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
26:5 because Abraham obeyed Me and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes and My laws. "

26:6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
26:6 So Isaac lived in Gerar.

26:7 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.
26:7 When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say, "my wife," [thinking,] "the men of the place might kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is beautiful."

26:8 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.
26:8 And it came about, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out through a window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was caressing his wife Rebekah.

26:9 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.
26:9 Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, "Behold, certainly she is your wife! How then did you say, 'She is my sister'?" And Isaac said to him, " Because I said, 'Lest I die on account of her.' "

26:10 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.
26:10 And Abimelech said, "What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us."

26:11 And Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
26:11 So Abimelech charged all the people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death."

26:12 And Isaac sowed in that land, and found in the same year a hundredfold. And Jehovah blessed him.
26:12 Now Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him,

26:13 And the man waxed great, and grew more and more until he became very great.
26:13 and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy;

26:14 And he had possessions of flocks, and possessions of herds, and a great household. And the Philistines envied him.
26:14 for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him.

26:15 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.
26:15 Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up by filling them with earth.

26:16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us. For thou art much mightier than we.
26:16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are too powerful for us."

26:17 And Isaac departed thence, and encamped in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
26:17 And Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and settled there.

26:18 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.
26:18 Then Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the same names which his father had given them.

26:19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
26:19 But when Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of flowing water,

26:20 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.
26:20 the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him.

26:21 And they digged another well, and they strove for that also. And he called the name of it Sitnah.
26:21 Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Sitnah.

26:22 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.
26:22 And he moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it Rehoboth, for he said, "At last the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land."

26:23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba.
26:23 Then he went up from there to Beersheba.

26:24 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.
26:24 And the LORD appeared to him the same night and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham; Do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you, and multiply your descendants, For the sake of My servant Abraham."

26:25 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.
26:25 So he built an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants dug a well.

26:26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his host.
26:26 Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar with his adviser Ahuzzath, and Phicol the commander of his army.

26:27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore are ye come unto me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?
26:27 And Isaac said to them, "Why have you come to me, since you hate me, and have sent me away from you?"

26:28 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,
26:28 And they said, "We see plainly that the LORD has been with you; so we said, 'Let there now be an oath between us, [even] between you and us, and let us make a covenant with you,

26:29 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.
26:29 that you will do us no harm, just as we have not touched you and have done to you nothing but good, and have sent you away in peace. You are now the blessed of the LORD. '"

26:30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.
26:30 Then he made them a feast, and they ate and drank.

26:31 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.
26:31 And in the morning they arose early and exchanged oaths; then Isaac sent them away and they departed from him in peace.

26:32 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.
26:32 Now it came about on the same day, that Isaac's servants came in and told him about the well which they had dug, and said to him, "We have found water."

26:33 And he called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.
26:33 So he called it Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

26:34 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.
26:34 And when Esau was forty years old he married Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite;

26:35 And they were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
26:35 and they brought grief to Isaac and Rebekah.