Genesis 26:12
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New International Version
Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him.

New Living Translation
When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the LORD blessed him.

English Standard Version
And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. The LORD blessed him,

New American Standard Bible
Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him,

King James Bible
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Isaac sowed seed in that land, and in that year he reaped a hundred times what was sown. The LORD blessed him,

International Standard Version
Isaac received a 100-fold return on what he planted that year in the land he received, because the LORD blessed him.

NET Bible
When Isaac planted in that land, he reaped in the same year a hundred times what he had sown, because the LORD blessed him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Isaac planted [crops] in that land. In that same year he harvested a hundred times as much as he had planted because the LORD had blessed him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Isaac sowed in that land and received in the same year one hundred-fold, and the LORD blessed him.

King James 2000 Bible
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.

American King James Version
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundred times: and the LORD blessed him.

American Standard Version
And Isaac sowed in that land, and found in the same year a hundredfold. And Jehovah blessed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Isaac sowed in that land, and he found that same year a hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.

Darby Bible Translation
And Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold; and Jehovah blessed him.

English Revised Version
And Isaac sowed in that land, and found in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundred-fold: and the LORD blessed him:

World English Bible
Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year one hundred times what he planted. Yahweh blessed him.

Young's Literal Translation
And Isaac soweth in that land, and findeth in that year a hundredfold, and Jehovah blesseth him;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

26:12-17 God blessed Isaac. Be it observed, for the encouragement of poor tenants who occupy other people's lands, and are honest and industrious, that God blessed him with a great increase. The Philistines envied Isaac. It is an instance of the vanity of the world; for the more men have of it, the more they are envied, and exposed to censure and injury. Also of the corruption of nature; for that is an ill principle indeed, which makes men grieve at the good of others. They made Isaac go out of their country. That wisdom which is from above, will teach us to give up our right, and to draw back from contentions. If we are wrongfully driven from one place, the Lord will make room for us in another.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - Then Isaac sowed in that land, - viz., Philistia. Though a distinct advance on the purely nomadic life pursued by Abraham, this did not imply fixed property in, or even permanent settlement on, the soil, "but only annual tenancy" thereof. Robinson (1. 77) mentions a colony of the Tawarah Arabs, about fifty families, living near Abu Zabel, in Egypt, who cultivated the soil and yet dwelt in tents. "The Biblical patriarchs were not mere Bedawin wanderers, like those who now occupy the Eastern deserts. They had large herds of cattle, which genuine Bedawins have not; they tilled the ground, which these robbers never do; and they accommodated themselves, without difficulty or reluctance, to town and city when necessary, which wild Arabs cannot endure" ('Land and Book,' p. 296) - and received in the same year an hundred-fold - literally, an hundred measures, i.e. for each measure of that which he sowed; an exceptional return even for Philistia, though "the country is no less fertile than the very best of the Mississippi Valley" ('Land and Book,' p. 557); and Arab grain stores at Nuttar-abu-Sumar, in the vicinity of Gaza, still proclaim the remunerative yield of its harvests (Robinson, vol. 1. p. 292). Herodotus (1. 193) speaks of two and three hundred-fold as having been reaped on the plain of Babylonia; but in Palestine the usual rate of increase was from thirty to a hundred-fold (vide Matthew 13:23). The reading "an hundred of barley" (LXX., Syriac, Michaelis) is not to be preferred to that in the Textus Receptus. And the Lord blessed him - as he had promised (ver. 3).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then, Isaac sowed in that land,.... In the land of Gerar; after matters were settled between him and Abimelech, and he had ordered his servants to do him no hurt, he sowed wheat or barley, or some such grain:

and received in the same year an hundred fold; in which he sowed it, and which many take to be a year of famine; and so it was the more extraordinary, that there should be such a plentiful crop produced on Isaac's ground, when there was such barrenness elsewhere: but it does not seem likely that it should be the same year of famine in which Isaac came to Gerar, since he is said to have been them a "long time", Genesis 26:8; before this sowing and plenty upon it were. This increase is far from being incredible; for Pliny (d), besides instances he gives of an hundred fold, says, that in a field at Byzacium in Africa one bushel produced one hundred and fifty bushels; and from the same place, the deputy of Augustus there sent him from one grain very few less than four hundred, and to Nero three hundred stalks from, one grain. Herodotus (e) speaks of a country, near to the place where the Euphrates runs into the Tigris, on which the city Ninus was, which nowhere failed of producing two hundred fold, and the better sort of it even three hundred; see Matthew 13:23,

and the Lord blessed him; and prospered and succeeded all his endeavours; and this was the true reason of the fertility of the land he manured and sowed.

(d) Nat. Hist. l. 11. c. 10. (e) Clio sive, l. 1. c. 193.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. Then Isaac sowed in that land—During his sojourn in that district he farmed a piece of land, which, by the blessing of God on his skill and industry, was very productive (Isa 65:13; Ps 37:19); and by his plentiful returns he increased so rapidly in wealth and influence that the Philistines, afraid or envious of his prosperity, obliged him to leave the place (Pr 27:4; Ec 4:4). This may receive illustration from the fact that many Syrian shepherds at this day settle for a year or two in a place, rent some ground, in the produce of which they trade with the neighboring market, till the owners, through jealousy of their growing substance, refuse to renew their lease and compel them to remove elsewhere.

Genesis 26:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Isaac's Prosperity
12Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him, 13and the man became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy;…
Cross References
Matthew 13:8
Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop--a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.

Genesis 24:1
Abraham was now very old, and the LORD had blessed him in every way.

Genesis 26:3
Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham.

Job 42:12
The LORD blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys.

Proverbs 10:22
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.
Treasury of Scripture

Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundred times: and the LORD blessed him.

sowed. The author of the History of the Piratical States of Barbary observes, (p.

received. Heb. found. an hundredfold.

Psalm 67:6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, …

Psalm 72:16 There shall be an handful of corn in the earth on the top of the …

Ecclesiastes 11:6 In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening withhold not your …

Zechariah 8:12 For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, …

Matthew 13:8,23 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an …

Mark 4:8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up …

1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

2 Corinthians 9:10,11 Now he that ministers seed to the sower both minister bread for your …

Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that …

blessed.

Genesis 26:3,29 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; …

Genesis 24:1,35 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed …

Genesis 30:30 For it was little which you had before I came, and it is now increased …

Job 42:12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: …

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