So he called its name Sitnah. and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, 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, And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water, and digged another well; and for that they strove not, and he said, For now the Lord hath made room. And Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.” Then Isaac departed from there and pitched his tent in the Valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. So we said, ‘Let there now be an oath between us, between you and us; and let us make a covenant with you, that you will do us no harm, since we have not touched you, and since we have done nothing to you but good and have sent you away in peace. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. This seems to be the first such experience for Isaac. In this chapter we have, I. Isaac in adversity, by reason of a famine in the land, which, 1.Obliges him to change his quarters ().But, 2. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. And he said, “She is my sister”; for he was afraid to say, “She is my wife,” because he thought, “lest the men of the place kill me for Rebekah, because she is beautiful to behold.” Now it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked through a window, and saw, and there was Isaac, showing endearment to Rebekah his wife. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. He knew by experience God could provide in many different ways, not just one. He enjoyed a rich season of blessing. Isaac saw this as a testimony to God’s faithfulness and blessing (now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land). a. He took as wives Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: Esau, the son of Isaac and twin brother of Jacob, went against the pattern established by Abraham, that his descendants should not marry the women of Canaan (Genesis 24:3-4).
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This was the best kind of provision, and came to Isaac as he received the provision once enjoyed by his father Abraham.
Click on the different category headings to find out more. All rights reserved. b. CHAPTER 26:12-22 . A rerun is simply seeing the same thing over again. So the Philistines envied him: Isaac’s prosperity prompted the envy of his neighbors. He did, but did not go far.
a. Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham: Isaac went back to the same resources that had sustained his father and all he possessed (Genesis 21:25-31).
And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. Genesis 26 – Isaac Sins Like Abraham A. Isaac repeats Abraham’s mistakes. Now the Philistines had stopped up all the wells: Wells were precious, and they were difficult and expensive to dig. c. They departed from him in peace: After a feastmarking their covenant of peace, Abimelech departed from Isaac. He called the name of the well Esek: The first well was named contention, because it made others jealous. When Esau was forty years old, he took as wives Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite. b. 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. An instant replay is seeing something over, but not all of it. Proud member Hello guys! a. It was a significant attack to destroy someone’s wells. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience.