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Genesis 26 - AMP

2 And the Lord appeared to him and said, Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I will tell you.

3 Dwell temporarily in this land, and I will be with you and will favor you with blessings; for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.

4 And I will make your descendants to multiply as the stars of the heavens, and will give to your posterity all these lands (kingdoms); and by your Offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, or by Him bless themselves,

5 For Abraham listened to and obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commands, My statutes, and My laws.

6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar.

7 And the men of the place asked him about his wife, and he said, She is my sister; for he was afraid to say, She is my wife--, Lest the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah, because she is attractive and is beautiful to look upon.

8 When he had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out of a window and saw Isaac caressing Rebekah his wife.

9 And Abimelech called Isaac and said, See here, she is certainly your wife! How did you say to me, She is my sister? And Isaac said to him, Because I thought, Lest I die on account of her.

10 And Abimelech said, What is this you have done to us? One of the men might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt and sin upon us.

11 Then Abimelech charged all his people, He who touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

12 Then Isaac sowed seed in that land and received in the same year a hundred times as much as he had planted, and the Lord favored him with blessings.

13 And the man became great and gained more and more until he became very wealthy and distinguished;

14 He owned flocks, herds, and a great supply of servants, and the Philistines envied him.

15 Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had closed and filled with earth.

16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we are.

17 So Isaac went away from there and pitched his tent in the Valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the names by which his father had called them.

19 Now Isaac's servants dug in the valley and found there a well of living water.

20 And the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. And he named the well Esek because they quarreled with him.

21 Then dug another well, and they quarreled over that also; so he named it Sitnah .

22 And he moved away from there and dug another well, and for that one they did not quarrel. He named it Rehoboth , saying, For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

23 Now he went up from there to Beersheba.

24 And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you and will favor you with blessings and multiply your descendants for the sake of My servant Abraham.

25 And With Isaac God came first. Before doing anything else in the new place, he built an altar and then waited there to call upon the Lord. Second came his home; he pitched his tent. Third came his business; his servants dug a well.built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord and pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants were digging a well.

26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar with Ahuzzah, one of his friends, and Phicol, his army's commander.

27 And Isaac said to them, Why have you come to me, seeing that you hate me and have sent me away from you?

28 They said, We saw that the Lord was certainly with you; so we said, Let there be now an oath between us , even between you and us, and let us make a covenant with you

29 That you will do us no harm, inasmuch as we have not touched you and have done to you nothing but good and have sent you away in peace. You are now the blessed or favored of the Lord!

30 And he made them a dinner, and they ate and drank.

31 And they rose up early in the morning and took oaths with one another; and Isaac sent them on their way and they departed from him in peace.

32 That same day Isaac's servants came and told him about the well they had dug, saying, We have found water!

33 And he named Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

34 Now Esau was 40 years old when he took as wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

35 And they made life bitter and a grief of mind and spirit for Isaac and Rebekah .

Sermons on Genesis 26 More sermons: Genesis 26

Rev.Andrew B Natarajan avatar
Dig the wells of Blessings
Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Jan, 2017
Summary: Isaac revived the wells of his father Abraham, which brought waters, followed by peace with others. Initially he had to face the problems and hostility yet he was victorious because God was with him.
Series: Blessings
Scripture: Genesis 26:12-33
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 110
David Taylor avatar
Problems in the Promised Land
Shared by: David Taylor on Oct, 2016
Summary: The Patriarchs Problems in the Promised Land Genesis 26:1-11
Larry Turner avatar
Isaac's Turmoil
Shared by: Larry Turner on Apr, 2016
Summary: From jealousy to deceitfulness, Isaac's life was in urmoil.
Archie Norman avatar
Fear Not
Shared by: Archie Norman on Apr, 2016
Summary: Dealing with Emojis
Scripture: Genesis 15:1-26:24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 788
Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Mar, 2016
Summary: Just because you are in the Promised Land or under the promises of God does not mean that you will not encounter problems. Isaac was in the promised land yet he was harassed and beset with problems. Yet despite all, God will bring you out.
William R. Nabaza avatar
Shalom shalom
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD already blessed us with the LORD JESUS CHRIST as Prince of Peace and giver of constact perfect peace for us. Isaiah 26:3 (Amplified Bible) You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination an
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 26:29
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,296
Kevin L. Jones avatar
Reclaiming Your Inheritance
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Jun, 2015
Summary: Abraham left Isaac an inheritance, the Philistines robbed him of that inheritance. Isaac took the proper steps to reclaim what was rightfully his. There is a great lesson for us in this text as well.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 26:15-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 18,686
G. D. Helton avatar
Fearless In A World of Fear
Shared by: G. D. Helton on Sep, 2014
Summary: Seven reasons we can live fearless in this world.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 26:24
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 912
thomas custer avatar
save the wells
Shared by: thomas custer on May, 2014
Summary: we as saints need to re-dig the wells of our fathers. We have grown up with poor performing wells and we believe it is normal. This message was to remind us that there is more power available than we are tapped into. we need to repair the wells!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 26:18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,409
Ajai Prakash avatar
Re-Digging the Wells
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Apr, 2014
Summary: As Christians, there are some things that God used in the generations before us and it's high time we dig afresh some of these wells and allow God to provide 'a well of springing water'.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 26:17-22
Views: 1,758
Tom Papez avatar
In Times of Famine
Shared by: Tom Papez on Nov, 2013
Summary: Sometimes times of famine hits nations, cities and families. Though anything we have experienced in USA in recent days appears miniscule in comparison to history, the time is always coming for difficult financial times.
Scripture: Genesis 26:1-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 484
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 26:24-27:40
Shared by: John Shearhart on Oct, 2013
Summary: Isaac tries to give the blessing to Esau, but God’s plan prevails.
Scripture: Genesis 26:24-27:40
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 718
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 26:1-33
Shared by: John Shearhart on Sep, 2013
Summary: God convinces Isaac of the Promise to receive land and children.
Scripture: Genesis 26:1-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,123
Mike Fogerson avatar
Come to the Well Pt. 1
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Jan, 2013
Summary: The players (Abraham & Isaac) we learn about today were pioneers of this thing we call faith. It can be a difficult decision to discern whether God wants you to be a confronter like Abraham or peacemaker like Isaac (God can/does bless both approaches)
Scripture: Genesis 26:18-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,707
bala samson avatar
Shared by: bala samson on Jun, 2012
Summary: Today I want to talk about Isaac, son of Abraham, who was unstoppable
Series: Isaac
Scripture: Genesis 26:1-13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,341
Craig Benner avatar
Sacrifice, Shelter, and the Sustaining Solution
Shared by: Craig Benner on Jan, 2012
Summary: Isaac shows us three things in his life that you and I also need. If you get them and get them right, you will go a long ways in your spiritual walk.
Scripture: Genesis 26:17-25
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,643
Philip Harrelson avatar
Time To Sacrifice the Queen
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Jan, 2012
Summary: Much fruit comes from redigging old wells.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 26:1
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,590
Edward Hardee avatar
Studies in Genesis: Chapter 26
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Oct, 2011
Summary: This is a study of the book of Genesis. Genesis and Revelation are two of the most disputed books in the Bible. The premise of this study is the foundation of creation.
Series: Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 26:1-35
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,929
Ross Cochrane avatar
Shared by: Ross Cochrane on Oct, 2011
Summary: What does trusting in Christ look like? What difference does it make if I give my life to Christ? Isaac is a believer. His brother Esau is not. We can learn a lot from their journey in Genesis 26.
Series: Genesis
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 26:1-35
Views: 2,320
Apostle Bobby Hogan avatar
The Isaac Harvest
Shared by: Apostle Bobby Hogan on Sep, 2011
Summary: in the midst of famine and lack, one man believed God and went into overflow and abundance "you can too if you follow his example " Learn the secret of the Isaac Harvest"
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 26:12-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 23,277
Larry Semore avatar
Re-Digging The Wells
Shared by: Larry Semore on Jun, 2011
Summary: This is a message speaking to those who have lost their spiritual heritage and are working on restoring what has been lost. It speaks of how to move forward after dealing with those setbacks and disappointments and how to maintain a right heart and attitu
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 26:12-22
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 10,700
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jun, 2011
Summary: God is there all the time for us if we will just look.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 26:24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 719
From Problems to Greatness and remaining very great
Shared by: OLORUNNISOLA ONI on Mar, 2011
Summary: This sermon tells us how we can move from problems to greatness and remaining very great
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 26:1-25
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,025
Raquel Martinez avatar
Victoria en medio de la Adversidad
Shared by: Raquel Martinez on Feb, 2011
Summary: Aun en medio de los problemas que pasamos en la vida, podemos vivr en victoria porque la victoria no es lograr lo que queriamos sino manetener nuestra fe y nuestra confianza en el Dios que nos ayuda de dia en dia
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 26:1-3
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 6,410
Gordon Curley avatar
In his father's footsteps
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
Summary: Isaac & Abimelech. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 26:1-33
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 989
C. Philip Green avatar
Dig Another Well
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Oct, 2010
Summary: When opposition comes, like Isaac, persevere by remembering the promises of God until even your enemies recognize God’s presence in your life. Or to put it more simply: trust God and dig another well.
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 26:12-33
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 18,934
Rodelio Mallari avatar
Three Symbols of Spiritual Success
Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Oct, 2010
Summary: There are three things in the life of Isaac which are symbolic of the conditions for a believer who desires to have spiritual success.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 26:12-25
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,531
C. Philip Green avatar
Real Social Security
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Oct, 2010
Summary: In times of trouble, trust in the Lord; don’t trust in a lie.
Scripture: Genesis 26:1-11
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,002
Darren Rogers avatar
11 The Valley of Grace
Shared by: Darren Rogers on Oct, 2009
Summary: So many people, when they come to the valleys of life, set up camp and plan on staying there or they will do little to get out it. God never intends for us to stay in these valleys but to learn from them and move on.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 26:17-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,462
Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney avatar
Positioned for blessings
Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Oct, 2009
Summary: There are blessings that are waiting on us, but we have to get in position to receive them.
based on 271 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 68,040