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1. Mosebog 26:1-35

Isak hos Abimelek

1Engang var der alvorlig hungersnød i landet—ligesom det var tilfældet på Abrahams tid—og det betød, at Isak flyttede til Gerar, hvor filisterkongen Abimelek boede. 2Herren havde nemlig åbenbaret sig for Isak og sagt til ham: „Rejs ikke til Egypten, men bosæt dig i det land, jeg giver dig besked om. 3Du skal bo der en tid som fremmed, og jeg vil være med dig og velsigne dig. For jeg vil give dig og dine efterkommere disse landområder i eje—nøjagtig som jeg lovede din far Abraham. 4Jeg vil gøre dine efterkommere talrige som himlens stjerner, og de skal tage alle disse lande i besiddelse. Desuden skal alle folkeslag på jorden opleve velsignelse gennem en af dine efterkommere. 5Alt dette vil jeg gøre for Abrahams skyld—fordi han adlød mig. Han gjorde, hvad jeg bad ham om, og tog mine anvisninger alvorligt!” 6Derfor bosatte Isak sig i Gerar.

7Da mændene dér spurgte ham ud angående Rebekka, svarede han: „Hun er min søster!” Han var nemlig bange for at sige, at hun var hans kone. Han troede, at de så ville slå ham ihjel for at få fat i Rebekka. Hun var nemlig meget smuk.

8Men nogen tid efter, da filisterkongen Abimelek tilfældigt kiggede ud ad vinduet, så han, at Isak kærtegnede sin kone Rebekka. 9Da sendte Abimelek bud efter Isak og udbrød vredt: „Hun er jo din kone! Hvorfor i alverden påstod du, at hun var din søster?”

„Fordi jeg var bange for at blive slået ihjel,” forsvarede Isak sig. „Jeg troede, at man ville dræbe mig for at få fat i hende.”

10„Hvordan kunne du dog udsætte os for den risiko?” fortsatte Abimelek. „En af mine mænd kunne jo intetanende have taget hende og ligget med hende, og så havde du bragt skyld over os alle.” 11Derpå udsendte Abimelek følgende erklæring: „Enhver, som rører denne mand eller hans kone, skal dø!”

Isak bliver nødt til at flytte lejren og kommer til Be’ersheba

12Samme år høstede Isak 100 fold af, hvad han havde sået der i landet, for Herren velsignede ham 13og gjorde ham til en velstående mand, der blev rigere og rigere. 14Han havde får og geder og kvæg i massevis—og desuden mange slaver. Det gjorde filistrene så misundelige, 15at de fyldte jord i alle hans brønde—de brønde, som hans far Abrahams slaver havde gravet.

16Kong Abimelek bad derfor Isak om at rejse væk. „Tag et andet sted hen!” sagde han. „Du er blevet os for rig og for stærk.” 17Så rejste Isak væk derfra og slog sig ned i Gerars dal. 18Han lod de brønde udgrave, som hans far Abrahams tjenere havde gravet, men som filistrene havde fyldt op efter Abrahams død—og han gav dem de samme navne, som hans far havde givet dem.

19Under gravearbejdet i Gerars dal stødte Isaks tjenere på en kilde med rindende vand. 20Men de lokale kvæghyrder skændtes med Isaks hyrder: „Det vand tilhører os!” sagde de. Isak kaldte kilden Esek26,20 Det betyder: „strid”. på grund af den strid, som opstod om den.

21Isak satte sine folk til at grave en ny brønd et andet sted. Da de lokale hyrder også gjorde krav på den, kaldte han den Sitna.26,21 Det betyder: „fjendskab”. 22Så flyttede han også væk derfra og lod grave en ny brønd et nyt sted, og da de ikke skændtes om den, kaldte han den Rehobot26,22 Det betyder: „albuerum”. for—som han sagde: „Endelig har Herren givet os plads, så vi kan brede os i landet.”

23Senere flyttede han sin lejr til Be’ersheba. 24Samme nat, han kom dertil, åbenbarede Herren sig for ham og sagde: „Jeg er din far Abrahams Gud. Vær ikke bange! Jeg er med dig for at velsigne dig! Jeg vil gøre dig til et stort folk, sådan som jeg lovede Abraham, fordi han var lydig imod mig.” 25Da byggede Isak et alter og tilbad Herren. Han slog lejr der, og hans slaver gravede en ny brønd.

Isaks pagt med Abimelek

26En dag kom kong Abimelek til Be’ersheba sammen med sin rådgiver Ahuzzat og sin hærfører Pikol.

27„Hvorfor kommer I her?” spurgte Isak. „Det er næppe et venskabsbesøg, siden I jog mig bort.”

28„Vi ser tydeligt, at Herren på en særlig måde er med dig,” svarede de. „Derfor har vi tænkt, at vi burde lave en aftale med hinanden, 29sådan at du ikke vil gøre os fortræd, ligesom vi ikke har gjort dig fortræd, men kun har behandlet dig godt og ladet dig rejse i fred. Du er og bliver jo under Herrens særlige velsignelse.”

30Da holdt Isak en stor fest for sine gæster, hvor de spiste og drak. 31Næste morgen aflagde de højtidelige løfter, der skulle besegle fredsaftalen. Så tog Isak afsked med dem, og de skiltes i al fordragelighed.

32Samme dag kom Isaks slaver hjem og fortalte, at de havde fundet vand i brønden, de havde gravet. 33Derfor kaldte han brønden Shiba26,33 Det betyder: „ed” eller „syv” og hentyder til den ed, hvormed deres fredspagt blev beseglet.—og byen, som blev grundlagt der, kaldte han Be’ersheba,26,33 Det betyder: „pagtsbrønd”. og det hedder den stadigvæk.

Esau tager sig to koner fra et ugudeligt folk

34Esau var 40 år gammel, da han giftede sig med en pige, der hed Judit og var datter af hittitten Be’eri. Han giftede sig også med Basemat, en datter af hittitten Elon. 35Det var Isak og Rebekka meget skuffede over.

New International Version - UK

Genesis 26:1-35

Isaac and Abimelek

1Now there was a famine in the land – besides the previous famine in Abraham’s time – and Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistines in Gerar. 2The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, ‘Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live. 3Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham. 4I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring26:4 Or seed all nations on earth will be blessed,26:4 Or and all nations on earth will use the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20) 5because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions.’ 6So Isaac stayed in Gerar.

7When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he said, ‘She is my sister,’ because he was afraid to say, ‘She is my wife.’ He thought, ‘The men of this place might kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is beautiful.’

8When Isaac had been there a long time, Abimelek king of the Philistines looked down from a window and saw Isaac caressing his wife Rebekah. 9So Abimelek summoned Isaac and said, ‘She is really your wife! Why did you say, “She is my sister”?’

Isaac answered him, ‘Because I thought I might lose my life on account of her.’

10Then Abimelek said, ‘What is this you have done to us? One of the men might well have slept with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.’

11So Abimelek gave orders to all the people: ‘Anyone who harms this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.’

12Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. 13The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. 14He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. 15So all the wells that his father’s servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up, filling them with earth.

16Then Abimelek said to Isaac, ‘Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us.’

17So Isaac moved away from there and camped in the Valley of Gerar, where he settled. 18Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them.

19Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there. 20But the herdsmen of Gerar quarrelled with those of Isaac and said, ‘The water is ours!’ So he named the well Esek,26:20 Esek means dispute. because they disputed with him. 21Then they dug another well, but they quarrelled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah.26:21 Sitnah means opposition. 22He moved on from there and dug another well, and no-one quarrelled over it. He named it Rehoboth,26:22 Rehoboth means room. saying, ‘Now the Lord has given us room and we will flourish in the land.’

23From there he went up to Beersheba. 24That night the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.’

25Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord. There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well.

26Meanwhile, Abimelek had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal advisor and Phicol the commander of his forces. 27Isaac asked them, ‘Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?’

28They answered, ‘We saw clearly that the Lord was with you; so we said, “There ought to be a sworn agreement between us” – between us and you. Let us make a treaty with you 29that you will do us no harm, just as we did not harm you but always treated you well and sent you away peacefully. And now you are blessed by the Lord.’

30Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank. 31Early the next morning the men swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they went away peacefully.

32That day Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well they had dug. They said, ‘We’ve found water!’ 33He called it Shibah,26:33 Shibah can mean oath or seven. and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba.26:33 Beersheba can mean well of the oath and well of seven.

Jacob takes Esau’s blessing

34When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite. 35They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.