1 There was a famine in the country -- different from the previous famine which took place in the time of Abraham -- and Isaac went to Abimelech, the Philistine king at Gerar.
Gen 12:10 Gen 20:1-2 Gen 21:22-32 Gen 25:11
2 Yahweh had appeared to him and said, 'Do not go down to Egypt; stay in the country which I shall point out to you.
Gen 12:1 Gen 12:7 Gen 17:1 Gen 18:1 Ps 37:3 Gen 18:10-20
3 Remain for the present in that country; I shall be with you and bless you, for I shall give all these countries to you and your descendants in fulfilment of the oath I swore to your father Abraham.
Gen 28:15 Gen 13:15 Gen 12:7 Gen 15:18 Gen 20:1 Gen 22:16-18 Heb 11:9
4 I shall make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven, and I shall give them all these countries, and all nations on earth will bless themselves by your descendants
Gen 15:5 Gal 3:8 Gen 22:17-18 Acts 3:25 Exod 32:13 Gal 3:16 Gen 12:2-3
5 in return for Abraham's obedience; for he kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes and my laws.'
Gen 22:16 Gal 5:6 Gen 22:18 1Cor 15:58 Gen 12:4 Gen 17:23 Gen 18:19
6 So Isaac stayed at Gerar.
7 When the people of the place asked him about his wife he replied, 'She is my sister,' for he was afraid to say, 'She is my wife,' thinking, 'The people of the place will kill me because of Rebekah, since she is beautiful.'
Gen 12:13 Gen 20:2 Prov 29:25 Gen 24:16 Gen 20:12-13 Col 3:9 Eph 5:25
8 When he had been there some time, Abimelech the Philistine king happened to look out of the window and saw Isaac fondling his wife Rebekah.
Eccl 9:9 Isa 62:5 Judg 5:28 Prov 5:18-19 Prov 7:6 Song 2:9
9 Abimelech summoned Isaac and said to him, 'Surely she must be your wife! How could you have said, "She is my sister"?' Isaac replied, 'Because I thought I might be killed on her account.'
10 Abimelech said, 'What a thing to do to us! One of the people might easily have slept with your wife. We should have incurred guilt, thanks to you.'
Gen 12:18-19 Gen 20:9-10
11 Then Abimelech issued this order to all the people: 'Whoever touches this man or his wife will be put to death.'
Ps 105:15 Gen 20:6 Prov 6:29 Zech 2:8
12 Isaac sowed his crops in that country, and that year he reaped a hundredfold. Yahweh blessed him
Gen 24:1 Gen 26:3 Gen 24:35 Gen 30:30 Job 42:12 1Cor 3:6 2Cor 9:10-11
13 and the man became rich; he prospered more and more until he was very rich indeed.
Gen 24:35 Ps 112:3 Prov 10:22
14 He acquired flocks and herds and a large retinue. The Philistines began to envy him.
Eccl 4:4 Gen 12:16 Gen 37:11 1Sam 18:9 Gen 13:2 Job 1:3 Job 5:2
15 The Philistines had blocked up all the wells dug by his father's servants -- in the days of his father Abraham -- filling them in with earth.
Gen 21:30 Gen 21:25
16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, 'You must leave us, for you have become much more powerful than we are.'
17 So Isaac left; he pitched camp in the Valley of Gerar and there he stayed.
18 Isaac reopened the wells dug by the servants of his father Abraham and blocked up by the Philistines after Abraham's death, and he gave them the same names as his father had given them.
Gen 21:31 Hos 2:17 Num 32:38 Ps 16:4 Zech 13:2
19 But when Isaac's servants, digging in the valley, found a well of spring-water there,
John 4:10-11 John 7:38 Song 4:15
20 the herdsmen of Gerar disputed it with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, 'That water is ours!' So Isaac named the well Esek, because they had disputed with him.
21 They dug another well, and there was a dispute over that one too; so he named it Sitnah.
22 Then he left there, and dug another well, and since there was no dispute over this one, he named it Rehoboth, saying, 'Now Yahweh has made room for us to thrive in the country.'
Exod 1:7 Gen 17:6 Ps 4:1 Gen 28:3 Gen 41:52 Ps 18:19 Ps 118:5
23 From there he went up to Beersheba.
Gen 21:31 Gen 46:1 Judg 20:1
24 Yahweh appeared to him the same night and said: I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I shall bless you and multiply your offspring for my servant Abraham's sake.
Exod 3:6 Gen 15:1 Gen 17:7 Gen 24:12 Acts 7:32 Gen 28:13 Isa 43:1-2
25 There he built an altar and invoked the name of Yahweh. There he pitched his tent, and there Isaac's servants sank a well.
Gen 13:18 Ps 116:17 Gen 12:7-8 Exod 17:15 Gen 8:20 Gen 13:4 Gen 22:9
26 Abimelech came from Gerar to see him, with Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander of his army.
Gen 20:3 Gen 21:22-32
27 Isaac said to them, 'Why do you come to me since you hate me, and have made me leave you?'
Gen 26:16 Judg 11:7 Acts 7:9 Acts 7:14 Acts 7:27 Acts 7:35 Gen 26:14
28 'It became clear to us that Yahweh was with you,' they replied, 'and so we thought, "It is time to have a treaty sworn between us, between us and you." So let us make a covenant with you:
Gen 21:22-23 1Cor 14:25 2Chr 1:1 Gen 21:31-32 Gen 24:3 Gen 24:41 Gen 31:49-53
29 that you will not do us any harm, since we never molested you but were unfailingly kind to you and let you go away in peace. Henceforth, Yahweh's blessing on you!'
Gen 24:31 Ps 115:15 Gen 12:2 Gen 21:22 Gen 22:17 Gen 26:11-12 Gen 26:14-15
30 He then made them a feast and they ate and drank.
Gen 19:3 1Pet 4:9 Gen 21:8 Gen 31:54 Heb 12:14 Rom 12:18
31 Early next morning, they exchanged oaths. Then Isaac bade them farewell and they left him as friends.
1Sam 14:24 1Sam 20:3 1Sam 20:16-17 1Sam 30:15 Gen 14:22 Gen 19:2 Gen 21:14
32 It happened, the same day, that Isaac's servants brought him news about the well they had been digging. 'We have found water!' they said to him.
Gen 26:25 Matt 7:7 Prov 2:4-5 Prov 10:4 Prov 13:4
33 So he called the well Sheba, and hence the town is named Beersheba to this day.
Gen 21:31 Gen 26:28
34 When Esau was forty years old he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite.
Gen 36:2 1Cor 7:2 Exod 34:16 Gen 24:3 Gen 28:9 Gen 36:5 Gen 36:13
35 These were a bitter disappointment to Isaac and Rebekah.
Gen 27:46-2 Gen 6:2 Gen 28:8