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

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 26:1-35

Isak Ne Ɔhene Abimelek

1Na ɔkɔm kɛse bi baa asase no so; ɛsono ɔkɔm kɛse a ɛbaa Abraham bere so no. Ɛno nti, Isak tu kɔtenaa Gerar a ɛyɛ Filistifo hene Abimelek kurow mu. 2Ɛhɔ na Awurade yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ Isak, ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Nkɔ Misraim, na mmom, tena asase a mɛkyerɛ wo no so. 3Tena asase yi so kakra, efisɛ mede saa asase no nyinaa bɛma wo ne wʼasefo, na mede asi bɔ a mehyɛɛ wʼagya Abraham no so dua. 4Mɛma wʼasefo adɔɔso te sɛ nsoromma a ɛwɔ soro, na mede saa nsase yi nyinaa ama wɔn. Ɛnam wʼasefo so na wobehyira wiase aman ahorow nyinaa. 5Efisɛ Abraham tiee me nne, dii me nsɛm, mʼahyɛde ne me mmara nyinaa so.” 6Enti Isak tenaa Gerar.

7Bere a Gerar mmarima bisaa Isak yere Rebeka ho asɛm no, ɔkae se, “Ɔyɛ me nuabea.” Efisɛ na osuro sɛ ɔbɛka se, “Ɔyɛ me yere.” Ɔkaa saa asɛm yi, efisɛ na osusuw sɛ, esiane ne yere Rebeka ahoɔfɛ nti, anhwɛ a na kurom hɔ mmarima akum no.

8Isak tenaa hɔ kyɛɛ kakra no, da bi, Filistifo hene Abimelek gyina ne mfɛnsere mu na ohuu sɛ Isak regoru ne yere Rebeka ho. 9Ɛno nti, Abimelek soma ma wɔkɔfrɛɛ Isak. Isak bae no, obisaa no se, “Ɔbea no yɛ wo yere ankasa. Adɛn nti na woka se, ‘Ɔyɛ me nuabea?’ ”

Isak buaa no se, “Misusuwii sɛ, sɛ meka se ɔyɛ me yere a, ne nti, ebia na wɔakum me.”

10Na ɔhene Abimelek kae se, “Dɛn asɛm na wo ne yɛn adi yi? Nokware a woamma anna adi nti, anka obi betumi afa wo yere no, na wode mmusu aba yɛn so.”

11Ɛno nti, Abimelek bɔɔ ne manfo no kɔkɔ se, “Obiara a ɔde ne nsa bɛka saa ɔbarima yi, anaa ne yere no, ɔkwan biara so no wobekum no.”

12Saa afe no ara Isak dɔw afuw. Na Awurade hyiraa nʼadwumade so. Ne nnɔbae baa bebree. 13Isak yɛɛ ɔdefo. Nʼahonya kɔɔ so dɔɔso ma odii taamu. 14Onyaa nguan, anantwi, ne asomfo bebree ma ɛyɛɛ saa ma Filistifo no ani beree no yiye. Saa anibere yi nti, Filistifo no de dɔte kosisiw 15abura ahorow a nʼagya Abraham maa ne nkoa tutuu wɔ ne bere so no nyinaa ano.

16Ɛbaa saa no, ɔhene Abimelek ka kyerɛɛ Isak se, “Tu fi yɛn asase so, efisɛ wʼahonya dodow no aka yɛn ahyɛ.”

17Isak tu fii Gerar kurow no mu, kɔɔ Gerar subon mu de hɔ kɔyɛɛ nʼatenae. 18Enti Isak maa ne nkoa san tutuu mmura a nʼagya Abraham maa ne nkoa tutuu na ne wu akyi no Filistifo no sisiw ne nyinaa no. Ɔsan de din koro no ara a nʼagya Abraham de totoo mmura no totoo no bio.

19Isak nkoa no tuu abura foforo bi wɔ Gerar subon no mu, kɔtoo nsu a ɛyɛ kurunnyenn. 20Nanso Gerar nguanhwɛfo ne Isak nguanhwɛfo gyee abura no ho akyinnye. Gerar nguanhwɛfo no kae se, “Abura yi yɛ yɛn de.” Eyi maa Isak too saa abura no din Esek, a ase kyerɛ akyinnyegye abura. 21Isak nkoa no san tuu abura foforo, nanso Gerar nguanhwɛfo no san ne wɔn kasakasaa ɛno nso so. Eyi maa Isak san too saa abura no nso din Sitna, a ase kyerɛ Aperedi. 22Isak gyaw saa abura no hɔ kotuu abura foforo. Afei, nnipa a wɔne no te hɔ no gyaee no haw a obiara ne no ankasa so bio. Eyi maa Isak too saa abura yi din Rehobot a ase ne “Afei de Awurade abɔ yɛn atenase na yebenya yɛn ho wɔ asase yi so.”

23Isak tu fii hɔ kɔɔ Beer-Seba. 24Anadwo no, Awurade yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ no, ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Mene wʼagya, Abraham Nyankopɔn. Nsuro, efisɛ me ne wo na ɛwɔ hɔ. Bɔ a mahyɛ mʼakoa Abraham nti, mehyira wo na mama wʼasefo adɔɔso, na wɔayɛ ɔman kɛse.”

25Isak sii afɔremuka, som Awurade wɔ hɔ. Osii ntamadan tenaa hɔ, na ne nkoa nso tuu abura maa no.

26Da bi, ɔhene Abimelek ne ne fotufo Ahusad ne ne sahene Pikol fi Gerar bɛsraa Isak. 27Isak bisaa wɔn se, “Adɛn nti na mo a na mo ne me nka, na mopam me fii mo nkyɛn aba me ha nnɛ sɛ morebɛsra me?”

28Wobuaa no se, “Yehu pefee sɛ Awurade wɔ wʼafa nti, yɛasi gyinae sɛ, yɛne wo bɛyɛ apam. Apam no bɛda wo ne yɛn ntam. Pene so, na yɛne wo nyɛ saa apam no 29sɛ worenhaw yɛn, sɛnea yɛn nso, yɛanhaw wo no. Yɛne wo tenaa yiye. Yegyaa wo kwan asomdwoe mu. Na afei, hwɛ sɛnea Awurade ahyira wo.”

30Isak too wɔn pon, na wodidi nomee de twɛn apam a wɔne no rebɛyɛ no. 31Ade kyee anɔpa no, Isak ne mmarima no kekaa wɔn ho wɔn ho ntam, de sii wɔn apam a wɔayɛ no so dua. Na Isak gyaa wɔn kwan ma wɔkɔɔ asomdwoe mu.

32Da no ara, Isak asomfo bɛkaa abura a na wɔretu no ho asɛm kyerɛɛ no se, “Yɛato nsu.” 33Isak too abura no din Seba a, ase kyerɛ sɛ “Ntanka abura.” Kurow a akyiri no wɔkyekyeree wɔ hɔ no, wɔtoo hɔ din Beer-Seba a ebesi nnɛ, wɔda so frɛ hɔ saa ara.

34Esau dii mfe aduanan no, ɔwaree ababaa bi a na wɔfrɛ no Yudit. Na nʼagya yɛ Hetini bi a ne din de Beeri. Esau san waree Basmat a nʼagya yɛ Hetini bi a ne din de Elon. 35Nanso Isak ne Rebeka bo annwo wɔ saa aware no ho.