New International Version

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 encamped 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 herders of Gerar quarreled 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 quarreled 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 quarreled 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 adviser 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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 26:1-35


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。以撒就遷到基拉耳非利士亞比米勒那裡。 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,非利士亞比米勒從窗口看見以撒利百加親熱的情形, 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。