New International Version
So Isaac stayed in Gerar.
King James Bible
And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:
Darby Bible Translation
And Isaac dwelt at Gerar.
World English Bible
Isaac lived in Gerar.
Young's Literal Translation
And Isaac dwelleth in Gerar;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Abraham obeyed my voice - מימרי meimeri, my Word. See Genesis 15:1.
My charge - משמרתי mishmarti, from שמר shamar, he kept, observed, etc., the ordinances or appointments of God. These were always of two kinds:
1. Such as tended to promote moral improvement, the increase of piety, the improvement of the age, etc. And
2. Such as were typical of the promised seed, and the salvation which was to come by him.
For commandments, statutes, etc., the reader is particularly desired to refer to Leviticus 16:15, etc., where these things are all explained in the alphabetical order of the Hebrew words.
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Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev and lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar,
because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions."
When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," because he was afraid to say, "She is my wife." He thought, "The men of this place might kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is beautiful."
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