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Genesis 26

Isaac because of famine went to Gerar.

Genesis 26:1 And there came a derth in the lande, passynge the fyrst derth that was in the dayes of Abraham. And Isahac went vnto Abimelech kynge of the Philistyans vnto Gerar.

God instructeth, and blesseth him.

Genesis 26:2 And the Lorde apeared vnto him, and sayde: Go not downe into Egypte, but byde in the lande whych I shall shewe vnto the: Genesis 26:3 soiourne in thys lande, and I wyll be wyth the, and wyll blesse the: for vnto the and vnto thy sede I wyll geue all these contreys. And I wyll performe the oothe which I swore vnto Abraham thy father, Genesis 26:4 and wyll multiplye thy seed as the starres of heauen, and wyll geue vnto thy seed all these contreys. And in thy seed shall all the nacyons of the erth be blessed, Genesis 26:5 because that Abraham harkened vnto my voyce and kepte myne ordinaunces, my commaundementes, my statutes, and my lawes.

Genesis 26:6 And Isahac dwelled in Gerar.

He is reproved by Abimelech for denying his wife.

Genesis 26:7 And the men of the place asked hym of hys wyfe, and he sayde: she is my syster: for he feared to saye: She is my wyfe, lest the men of the place shulde haue kylled him because of Rebecca whych was bewtyfull to the eye. Genesis 26:8 And it happened after he had bene there longe tyme, that Abimelech kynge of the Philistyans loked out at a wyndowe, and sawe Isahac sportynge with Rebecca hys wyfe. Genesis 26:9 And Abimelech called Isahac, and sayde: she is of a suertye thy wyfe, & why saydest thou: She is my syster? To whom Isahac answered: I thought that I myght peraduenture haue dyed for hyr sake. Genesis 26:10 Abimelech sayd: why hast thou done thys vnto vs? one of the people myght lyghtely haue lyne by thy wyfe, and so shuldest thou haue brought synne vpon vs. Genesis 26:11 And so Abimelech charged all hys people, sayinge: he that toucheth this man or hys wyfe, shall dye the death.

He groweth rich.

Genesis 26:12 Isahac sowed in that lande, and founde in that same yere an .C. busshels: & the Lorde blessed hym, Genesis 26:13 & the man waxed myghtye, and went forth and grewe tyll he was exceadinge great, Genesis 26:14 for he had possessyon of shepe, of oxen and a myghtye housholde, and therfore the Philistians had enuy at hym: Genesis 26:15 for the Philystines stopped & fylled vp wyth erth all the welles which his fathers seruauntes dygged in hys father Abrahams tyme. Genesis 26:16 And Abimelech sayde vnto Isahac: get the from vs, for thou art myghtyer then we a great deale.

Genesis 26:17 Therfore Isahac departed thense, and abode in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

He diggeth Esek, Sitnah, and Rehoboth.

Genesis 26:18 And Isahac returnynge, digged agayne the welles of water whych they dygged in the dayes of Abraham hys father, which the Philistyans had stopped after the deth of Abraham, and gaue them the same names whych hys father gaue them. Genesis 26:19 Isahacs seruauntes dygged in the valey, and founde a well of lyuing water. Genesis 26:20 And the herdmen of Gerar dyd stryue wyth Isahacs herdmen, sayinge: the water is oures. Than called he the well Eseck, because they stroue wyth hym. Genesis 26:21 And they dygged another well, and stroue for that also. And he called the name of it Sitena. Genesis 26:22 And than he departed thense, and dygged another well for the which they stroue not: therfore called he it Rehoboth, sayinge: the Lorde hath nowe made vs rowme, that we maye encrease vpon the erth. Genesis 26:23 And he went vp thence, to Beer Seba. Genesis 26:24 And the Lorde appeared vnto hym the same nyght, and sayde: I am the God of Abraham thy father, feare not, for I am wyth the, & wyll blesse the, and multiplye thy seed for my seruaunt Abrahams sake. Genesis 26:25 And he buylded an aulter there, and called vpon the name of the Lorde, and pytched hys tente. And there Isahacs seruauntes dygged a well.

Abimelech maketh a covenant with him at Beer-sheba.

Genesis 26:26 Than came Abimelech to hym from Gerar, and Ahusath hys frende, and Phicol his chefe captayne. Genesis 26:27 And Isahac sayde vnto them: wherfore come ye to me, seinge ye hate me & haue put me awaye from you? Genesis 26:28 Whych answered: In seinge, we sawe that the Lorde was with the, & we sayde: let there be nowe an oothe betwyxte vs euen betwixte vs and the, and let vs make a bonde wyth the, Genesis 26:29 that thou shuldest do vs no hurte, as we haue not touched the, and as we haue done vnto the nothynge but good, and sent the awaye in peace: for thou art nowe the blessed of the Lorde. Genesis 26:30 And he made them a feast, & they dyd eate & drincke. Genesis 26:31 And they rose vp by tymes in the mornynge, and sware one to a nother. And Isahac sent them awaye. And they departed from hym in peace. Genesis 26:32 And that same daye it happened, that Isahacs seruauntes came & tolde hym of a well whych they had dygged: and sayde vnto hym, we haue founde water. Genesis 26:33 And he called it Seba. And the name of the cyte is called Beer Seba vnto thys daye.

Esau's wives.

Genesis 26:34 Esau was .xl. yeare olde and he toke a wyfe called Iudith, the daughter of Bery an Hethyte, & Basinath the daughter of Elon an Hethyte also, Genesis 26:35 which were disobedient vnto Isahac and Rebecca.

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