Genesis 26:6

“And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 26:6

And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Isaac lived in Gerar.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So Isaac went on living in Gerar;
- Basic English Bible

And Isaac dwelt at Gerar.
- Darby Bible

And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
- Webster's Bible

Isaac lived in Gerar.
- World English Bible

And Isaac dwelleth in Gerar;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 26:6

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 26:6

26:5 Abraham obeyed my voice - Do thou do so too, and the promise shall be sure to thee. A great variety of words is here used to express the Divine Will to which Abraham was obedient, my voice, my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws - Which may intimate, that Abraham's obedience was universal; he obeyed the original laws of nature, the revealed laws of divine worship, particularly that of circumcision, and all the extraordinary precepts God gave him, as that of quitting his country, and that (which some think is more especially referred to) the offering up of his son, which Isaac himself had reason enough to remember. Those only shall have the benefit of God's covenant with their parents, that tread the steps of their obedience.

26:7 He said, she is my sister - So Isaac enters into the same temptation that his father had been once and again surprised and overcome by, viz. to deny his wife, and to give out that she was his sister! It is an unaccountable thing, that both these great and good men should be guilty of so odd a piece of dissimulation, by which they so much exposed both their own and their wives reputation.

26:8 This Abimelech was not the same that was in Abraham's days, #Ge 20:2 |- 18, for this was near an hundred years after, but that was the common name of the Philistine kings, as Caesar of the Roman emperors.

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