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).

He called them by the names which his father had called them. And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace. One of the people might soon have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt on us.” So Abimelech charged all his people, saying, “He who touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.”. d. So he built an altar there… he pitched his tent there… dug a well: Isaac walked in the same paths of his father Abraham. And Isaac said to them, “Why have you come to me, since you hate me and have sent me away from you?” But they said, “We have certainly seen that the LORD is with you. a. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain.

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.

These wells were not a luxury, but a necessity. And the LORD appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. So Isaac dwelt in Gerar: Isaac obeyed God’s warning and stayed in the land; yet he lived among the people in Canaan, closer than he had before, and this would bring trouble. And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city. b. (1) Isaac responds to famine by going towards Egypt. The Pulpit Commentary, Electronic Database. And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we." The spiritual resources that sustained previous generations are available for us today, if we will seek them with faith, work, and commitment. i. Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath, one of his friends, and Phichol the commander of his army. He called its name Sitnah: The second well was named opposition for the same reason. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Now the Philistines had stopped up all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and they had filled them with earth. d. There was Isaac, showing endearment to Rebekah his wife: When Abimelech saw this, he made the logical conclusion, understanding the true nature of their relationship. And the Lord appeared unto him the same night, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us?

Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. Then they arose early in the morning and swore an oath with one another; and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace. It is looking at certain events again, usually much more carefully. for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land. After the same pattern, God keeps His covenant with us for Jesus’ sake. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Quite obviously she is your wife; so how could you say, ‘She is my sister’?” And Isaac said to him, “Because I said, ‘Lest I die on account of her.’” And Abimelech said, “What is this you have done to us?