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Genesis 26:12-25 World English Bible (WEB)

12 Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year one hundred times what he planted. Yahweh blessed him. 13 The man grew great, and grew more and more until he became very great. 14 He had possessions of flocks, possessions of herds, and a great household. The Philistines envied him. 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. 16 Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go from us, for you are much mightier than we.”

17 Isaac departed from there, encamped in the valley of Gerar, and lived there.

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. 19 Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. 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. 21 They dug another well, and they argued over that, also. He called its name Sitnah. 22 He left that place, and dug another well. They didn’t argue over that one. He called it Rehoboth. He said, “For now Yahweh has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.”

23 He went up from there to Beersheba. 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 offspring[a] for my servant Abraham’s sake.”

25 He built an altar there, and called on Yahweh’s name, and pitched his tent there. There Isaac’s servants dug a well.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 26:24 or, seed
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Genesis 26:12-25 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

12 Now Isaac sowed in that land and [a]reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the Lord blessed him, 13 and the man became rich, and continued to grow [b]richer until he became very [c]wealthy; 14 for he had possessions of flocks [d]and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him. 15 Now all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up [e]by filling them with earth. 16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are [f]too powerful for us.” 17 And Isaac departed from there and camped in the valley of Gerar, and [g]settled there.

Quarrel over the Wells

18 Then Isaac dug again the wells of water which [h]had been dug in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; and he [i]gave them the same names which his father had [j]given them. 19 But when Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found there a well of [k]flowing water, 20 the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, “The water is ours!” So he named the well [l]Esek, because they contended with him. 21 Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it [m]Sitnah. 22 He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it [n]Rehoboth, for he said, “[o]At last the Lord has made [p]room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.”

23 Then he went up from there to Beersheba. 24 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 [q]descendants,
For the sake of My servant Abraham.”

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.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 26:12 Lit found
  2. Genesis 26:13 Lit great
  3. Genesis 26:13 Lit great
  4. Genesis 26:14 Lit and possessions of herds
  5. Genesis 26:15 Lit and filled them
  6. Genesis 26:16 Lit much mightier than we
  7. Genesis 26:17 Lit dwelt
  8. Genesis 26:18 Lit they had dug
  9. Genesis 26:18 Lit called their names as the names
  10. Genesis 26:18 Lit called
  11. Genesis 26:19 Lit living
  12. Genesis 26:20 I.e. contention
  13. Genesis 26:21 I.e. enmity
  14. Genesis 26:22 I.e. broad places
  15. Genesis 26:22 Lit Truly now
  16. Genesis 26:22 Or broad
  17. Genesis 26:24 Lit seed
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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