Genesis 26:2

“And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 26:2

And the LORD appeared vnto him and said, Goe not downe into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; stay in the land of which I shall tell you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt. Dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord came to him in a vision and said, Do not go down to Egypt; keep in the land of which I will give you knowledge:
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah appeared to him and said, Go not down to Egypt: dwell in the land that I shall tell thee of.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD appeared to him, and said, Go not down into Egypt: dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh appeared to him, and said, "Don't go down into Egypt. Live in the land I will tell you about.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah appeareth unto him, and saith, `Go not down towards Egypt, tabernacle in the land concerning which I speak unto thee,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD appeared unto him, and said: 'Go not down unto Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 26:2

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 26:2


26:2 The Lord said, go not down into Egypt. Sojourn in this land - There was a famine in Jacob's days, and God bid him go down into Egypt, #Gen 46:3|,4, a famine in Isaac's days, and God bid him not go down: a famine in Abraham's days, and God left him to his liberty, directing him neither way, which (considering that Egypt was always a place of trial to God's people) some ground upon the different characters of these three patriarchs. Abraham was a man of very intimate communion with God, and to him all places and conditions were alike; Isaac a very good man, but not cut out for hardship, therefore he is forbidden to go to Egypt; Jacob inured to difficulties, strong and patient, and therefore he must go down into Egypt, that the trial of his faith might be to praise, and honour, and glory. Thus God proportions his people's trials to their strength.


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