1亞伯拉罕在世的時候，那地方鬧過一次饑荒，這時又鬧饑荒。以撒就遷到基拉耳的非利士王亞比米勒那裡。 2耶和華向以撒顯現說：「不要下埃及去，要住在我指示你住的地方。 3你寄居在這裡，我必與你同在，賜福給你，因為我必把這些土地賜給你和你的後代，堅立我對你父親亞伯拉罕的誓約。 4我必使你的後代多如繁星，將這些土地都賜給他們，天下萬國必因你的後裔而蒙福。 5因為亞伯拉罕聽從我的話，遵守我的吩咐、命令、典章和律法。」
6於是，以撒就在基拉耳住下來。 7那裡的人問起他的妻子時，他便說：「她是我妹妹。」他不敢說：「她是我妻子。」他擔心當地的人會因為利百加而害他，因為利百加長得非常美麗。 8以撒在那裡住了許久。一天，非利士王亞比米勒從窗口看見以撒和利百加親熱的情形， 9便召見以撒，問他：「她明明是你妻子，為什麼你說她是你妹妹呢？」以撒回答說：「我擔心別人為了她而殺害我！」 10亞比米勒說：「你怎麼可以這樣對我們呢？萬一百姓中有人想佔有她，你就使我們陷入罪中了。」 11於是，亞比米勒下令全國：凡傷害他們二人的，必被處死。
12以撒在那裡耕種，耶和華賜福給他，那一年他得了百倍的收成。 13他的財富越來越多，成了大富戶。 14他擁有很多的牛羊和僕婢，非利士人嫉妒他。 15他父親亞伯拉罕生前派人挖的那些水井，全被非利士人用土塞住了。 16亞比米勒對以撒說：「請你離開我們吧，因為你太強盛了。」 17以撒就離開那裡，把帳篷遷往基拉耳谷居住。 18他的父親亞伯拉罕生前挖的水井都被非利士人塞住了，以撒便重新挖開，並沿用父親生前給那些水井起的名字。 19以撒的牧人在谷中挖得一口活水井， 20基拉耳的牧人與以撒的牧人爭吵起來，都說：「這口井是我們的。」於是，以撒便稱那口井為埃色26·20 「埃色」意思是「相爭」。。 21後來，以撒的僕人又挖了一口井，他們雙方又為那口井發生爭執，以撒便稱那口井為西提拿26·21 「西提拿」意思是「敵對」。。 22以撒離開那裡，又挖了一口水井。這次，他們沒有為那口井爭吵。所以，以撒稱那口井為利河伯26·22 「利河伯」意思是「寬闊之地」。。以撒說：「如今耶和華給了我們一個寬闊的地方，我們可以在這裡繁榮興旺。」
23以撒從那裡上別示巴去。 24當天晚上，耶和華向他顯現說：「我是你父親亞伯拉罕的上帝。你不用懼怕，因為我與你同在。為了我僕人亞伯拉罕的緣故，我必賜福給你，使你子孫眾多。」 25以撒在那裡築了一座壇求告耶和華，並且在那裡搭起帳篷住下來。他的僕人又在那裡挖了一口井。
26一天，亞比米勒帶著他的參謀亞戶撒、將領非各從基拉耳來見以撒。 27以撒見到他們就說：「你們既然憎恨我，把我趕走，為什麼又來找我？」 28他們回答說：「我們清楚知道耶和華與你同在，我們雙方應該訂立誓約。 29請你起誓保證不會傷害我們，就像我們沒有侵犯你，總是善待你，讓你平安地離開一樣。你是蒙耶和華賜福的人。」 30於是，以撒為他們擺設宴席，一同吃喝。 31第二天早晨，以撒和他們互相起誓之後，送他們平安地離去。 32在同一天，以撒的僕人將挖井的事告訴他，說：「我們找到水了。」 33以撒便稱那口井為示巴26·33 「示巴」意思是「誓約」。，因此那城叫別示巴，沿用至今。
Isaac and Abimelek
1There was very little food in the land. The same thing had been true earlier, in Abraham’s time. Isaac went to Abimelek in Gerar. Abimelek was the king of the Philistines. 2The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt. Live in the land where I tell you to live. 3Stay there for a while. I will be with you and give you my blessing. I will give all these lands to you and your children after you. And I will keep my word that I gave to your father Abraham. 4I will make your children after you as many as the stars in the sky. And I will give them all these lands. All nations on earth will be blessed because of your children. 5I will do all these things because Abraham obeyed me. He did everything I required. He kept my commands, my rules and my instructions.” 6So Isaac stayed in Gerar.
7The men of that place asked him about his wife. He said, “She’s my sister.” He was afraid to say, “She’s my wife.” He thought, “The men of this place might kill me because of Rebekah. She’s a beautiful woman.”
8Isaac had been there a long time. One day Abimelek, the king of the Philistines, looked down from a window. He saw Isaac hugging and kissing his wife Rebekah. 9So Abimelek sent for Isaac. He said, “She’s really your wife, isn’t she? Why did you say she was your sister?”
Isaac answered him, “I thought I might lose my life because of her.”
10Then Abimelek said, “What have you done to us? What if one of the men slept with your wife? Then you would have made us guilty.”
11So Abimelek gave orders to all the people. He said, “Anyone who harms this man or his wife will surely be put to death.”
12Isaac planted crops in that land. That same year he gathered 100 times more than he planted. That was because the Lord blessed him. 13Isaac became rich. His wealth continued to grow until he became very rich. 14He had many flocks and herds and servants. Isaac had so much that the Philistines became jealous of him. 15So they stopped up all the wells the servants of his father Abraham had dug. They filled them with dirt.
16Then Abimelek said to Isaac, “Move away from us. You have become too powerful for us.”
17So Isaac moved away from there. He camped in the Valley of Gerar, where he made his home. 18Isaac opened up the wells again. They had been dug in the time of his father Abraham. The Philistines had stopped them up after Abraham died. Isaac gave the wells the same names his father had given them.
19Isaac’s servants dug wells in the valley. There they discovered fresh water. 20But the people of Gerar who took care of their own herds argued with the people who took care of Isaac’s herds. “The water is ours!” the people of Gerar said. So Isaac named the well Esek. That’s because they argued with him. 21Then Isaac’s servants dug another well. They argued about that one too. So he named it Sitnah. 22Isaac moved on from there and dug another well. But no one argued about that one. So he named it Rehoboth. He said, “Now the Lord has given us room. Now we will be successful in the land.”
23From there Isaac went up to Beersheba. 24That night the Lord appeared to him. He said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid. I am with you. I will bless you. I will increase the number of your children because of my servant Abraham.”
25Isaac built an altar there and worshiped the Lord. There he set up his tent. And there his servants dug a well.
26During that time, Abimelek had come to him from Gerar. His personal adviser, Ahuzzath, had come with him. So had his army commander, Phicol. 27Isaac asked them, “Why have you come to me? You were angry with me and sent me away.”
28They answered, “We saw clearly that the Lord was with you. So we said, ‘There should be an agreement between us and you.’ We want to make a peace treaty with you. 29Give us your word that you won’t harm us. We didn’t harm you. We always treated you well. We sent you away peacefully. And now the Lord has blessed you.”
30Then Isaac had a feast prepared for them. They ate and drank. 31Early the next morning the men made a treaty with each other. Then Isaac sent the men of Gerar on their way. And they left peacefully.
32That day Isaac’s servants came to him. They told him about the well they had dug. They said, “We’ve found water!” 33So he named it Shibah. To this day the name of the town has been Beersheba.
Jacob Takes Esau’s Blessing
34When Esau was 40 years old, he got married to Judith. She was the daughter of Beeri the Hittite. Esau also married Basemath. She was the daughter of Elon the Hittite. 35Isaac and Rebekah became very upset because Esau had married Hittite women.