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26:2 Yahweh appeared to him, and said, "Don`t go down into Egypt. Dwell in the land which I will tell you of.
26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you. For to you, and to your seed, I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.
26:4 I will multiply your seed as the stars of the sky, and will give to your seed all these lands. In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed,
26:6 Isaac lived in Gerar.
26:7 The men of the place asked him about his wife. He said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say, "My wife," lest, he thought, the men of the place might kill me for Rebekah, because she was beautiful to look on.
26:10 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 on us!"
26:11 Abimelech charged all the people, saying, "He who touches this man or his wife will surely be put to death."
26:13 The man grew great, and grew more and more until he became very great.
26:15 Now all the wells which his father`s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth.
26:16 Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go from us, for you are much mightier than we."
26:17 Isaac departed from there, encamped in the valley of Gerar, and lived there.
26:18 Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father. For the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham. He called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
26:19 Isaac`s servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
26:20 The herdsmen of Gerar argued with Isaac`s herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." He called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him.
26:21 They dug another well, and they argued over that, also. He called the name of it Sitnah.
26:23 He went up from there to Beersheba.
26:24 Yahweh appeared to him the same night, and said, "I am the God of Abraham your father. Don`t be afraid, for I am with you, and will bless you, and multiply your seed for my servant Abraham`s sake."
26:25 He built an altar there, and called on the name of Yahweh, and pitched his tent there. 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.
26:27 Isaac said to them, "Why have you come to me, since you hate me, and have sent me away from you?"
26:28 They said, "We saw plainly that Yahweh was with you. We said, `Let there now be an oath between us, even between us and you, and let us make a covenant with you,
26:29 that you will do us no harm, as we have not touched you, and as we have done to you nothing but good, and have sent you away in peace.` You are now the blessed of Yahweh."
26:30 He made them a feast, and they ate and drink.
26:33 He called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.
26:34 When Esau was forty years old, he took as wife Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath, the daughter of Elon the Hittite.