Genesis 26
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And a famine was in the land, apart from the first famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham, and Isaaq went on to Abimelek, the King of the Philistines, to Gadar. 2And LORD JEHOVAH appeared to him and said to him, “Do not go down to Egypt. Dwell in the land that I shall tell you: 3Dwell in this land, and I shall be with you and I shall bless you, because to you and to your seed I shall give all these kingdoms, and I shall establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father; 4And I shall multiply your seed as the stars of Heaven, and I shall give to your seed all these lands, and all of the nations of Earth shall be blessed by your seed; 5For the sake of Abraham, who heard my voice and kept my observances and my commandments and my covenants and my laws.”

6And Isaaq settled down in Gadar: 7And the men of the place asked him about his wife and he said, “She is my sister”, because he was afraid to say, “She is my wife”, lest the men of the place would kill him, because Raphqa was beautiful in her appearance. 8And it was that when the days grew long to him there, Abimelek the King of the Philistines looked out from a window and he saw Isaaq dancing with Raphqa his wife. 9And Abimelek called to Isaaq and said to him, “Behold, she is your wife; how were you saying ‘she is my sister?’” Isaaq said to him, “Because I said, ‘Lest I shall die because of her.’ 10Abimelek said to him, “What is this that you have done to us, after a little time, one of the people would have been lying down with your wife and you would have been bringing sin upon us!” 11And Abimelek commanded all the people and said, “Whoever molests this man or his wife shall surely be killed.”

12And Isaaq sowed in the land and he found in that year a hundredfold of barley and LORD JEHOVAH blessed him. 13And the man became great and he kept on going until he was very great: 14And he had possessions of sheep and possessions of oxen and great estate, and the Philistines were jealous of him. 15And all the wells the workers of his father had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines polluted and filled them with dirt. 16And Abimelek said to Isaaq, “Go from our presence because you have become much stronger than we are.” 17And Isaaq went on from there and he dwelt in the valley of Gadar and settled down there.

18And Isaaq returned and dug the wells of waters that the workers of his father had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and the Philistines polluted them after Abraham was dead, and he called them names according to the names that his father had called them. 19And the workers of Isaac dug in the valley and they found there a well of living waters. 20And the herdsmen of Gadar contended with the herdsmen of Isaac and they said, “The waters are ours”, and he called the name of the well Asqa, because they disputed with him. 21And they dug another well and they contended also over it, and he called its name Satana. 22And he departed from there and they dug another well, and they did not contend over it and he called its name Rekhbuuth, and said, “Now LORD JEHOVAH has enlarged us and has increased us in the earth.”

23And he went up from there to Beersheba.

24And LORD JEHOVAH was revealed unto him in that night and he said to him, “I AM the God of Abraham your father; do not fear, because I am with you and I shall bless you, and I shall increase your seed because of Abraham my Servant.”

25And he built there an altar and he called on the Name of LORD JEHOVAH, and he pitched his tent there and the workers of Isaac dug a well there.

26And Abimelek came to him from Gadar, and Akhzwath his friend, and Phikal the Leader of his army. 27And Isaaq said to them, “Why have you come to me? You have hated me and sent me from your presence.” 28And they said to him, “Observing, we see that LORD JEHOVAH has been with you and we were saying that there should be an oath between us and you, and we will make a covenant with you; 29That you will not do evil to us, just as we have not harmed you, and just as we have done right to you, and we sent you in peace. You are now blessed of LORD JEHOVAH.” 30And he made a feast for them and they ate and they drank. 31And they arose at dawn and each man made an oath to his brother, and Isaaq sent them and they went from his presence in peace. 32And so it was in that day and the Servants of Isaac came and they showed him about the matter of a well that they had dug and they said to him, “We have found water.” 33And he called its name Seba, because of this he called the name of the city Beerseba until today.

34And Esau was a son of forty years, and he took a woman Yehudith, daughter of Beeri the Khethite, and Besmath, daughter of Elwan the Khivite: 35And they grieved the spirit of Isaac and of Raphqa.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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