King James Version

Genesis 26:1-35

1And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. 2And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 3Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; 4And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; 5Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

6¶ And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: 7And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon. 8And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife. 9And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her. 10And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. 11And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

12Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.26.12 received: Heb. found 13And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: 26.13 went…: Heb. went going 14For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.26.14 servants: or, husbandry 15For all the wells which his father’s servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. 16And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.

17¶ And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. 18And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. 19And Isaac’s servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.26.19 springing: Heb. living 20And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac’s herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.26.20 Esek: that is, Contention 21And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.26.21 Sitnah: that is, Hatred 22And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.26.22 Rehoboth: that is Room 23And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. 24And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham’s sake. 25And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac’s servants digged a well.

26¶ Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army. 27And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you? 28And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;26.28 We saw…: Heb. Seeing we saw 29That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD.26.29 That…: Heb. If thou shalt 30And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink. 31And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace. 32And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac’s servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water. 33And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.26.33 Shebah: That is, an oath26.33 Beer-sheba: that is, the well of the oath

34¶ And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: 35Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.26.35 a grief…: Heb. bitterness of spirit

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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.