Genesis 26:2
New International Version
The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live.

New Living Translation
The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, "Do not go down to Egypt, but do as I tell you.

English Standard Version
And the LORD appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the land of which I shall tell you.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt. Settle in the land where I tell you.

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

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

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt. Live in the land that I tell you about;

Contemporary English Version
because the LORD had appeared to Isaac and said: Isaac, stay away from Egypt! I will show you where I want you to go.

Good News Translation
The LORD had appeared to Isaac and had said, "Do not go to Egypt; stay in this land, where I tell you to stay.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt. Live in the land that I tell you about;

International Standard Version
That's when the LORD appeared to Isaac. "You are not to go down to Egypt," he said. "Instead, you are to settle down in an area within this land where I'll tell you.

NET Bible
The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; settle down in the land that I will point out to you.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD appeared to him, and said, "Do not go down into Egypt. Live in the land I will tell you about.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, "Don't go to Egypt. Stay where I tell you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD appeared unto him, and said: 'Go not down unto Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of.

New American Standard 1977
And the LORD appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; stay in the land of which I shall tell you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD appeared unto him and said, Do not go down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of;

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell you of:

American King James Version
And the LORD appeared to him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell you of:

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord appeared to him and said, Go not down to Egypt, but dwell in the land, which I shall tell thee of.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord appeared to him and said: Go not down into Egypt, but stay in the land that I shall tell thee.

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

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah appeareth unto him, and saith, 'Go not down towards Egypt, tabernacle in the land concerning which I speak unto thee,
Study Bible
God's Promise to Isaac
1Now there was another famine in the land, subsequent to the one that had occurred in Abraham’s time. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines at Gerar. 2The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt. Settle in the land where I tell you. 3Stay in this land as a foreigner, and I will be with you and bless you. For I will give all these lands to you and your offspring, and I will confirm the oath that I swore to your father Abraham.…
Cross References
Genesis 12:1
Then the LORD said to Abram, "Leave your country, your kindred, and your father's household, and go to the land I will show you.

Genesis 12:7
Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "I will give this land to your offspring." So Abram built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.

Genesis 17:1
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty. Walk before Me and be blameless.

Genesis 17:19
But God replied, "Your wife Sarah will indeed bear you a son, and you are to name him Isaac. I will establish My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.

Genesis 18:1
Then the LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre in the heat of the day, while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent.

Genesis 26:24
and that night the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for the sake of My servant Abraham."

Exodus 2:24
So God heard their groaning, and He remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Leviticus 26:42
then I will remember My covenant with Jacob and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.

Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD appeared to him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell you of:

appeared.

Genesis 12:7
And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

Genesis 17:1
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

Genesis 18:1,10-20
And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; …

dwell.

Genesis 12:1
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

Psalm 37:3
Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.







Lexicon
The LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

appeared
וַיֵּרָ֤א (way·yê·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

to
אֵלָיו֙ (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

[Isaac] and said,
וַיֹּ֖אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

go down
תֵּרֵ֣ד (tê·rêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

to Egypt.
מִצְרָ֑יְמָה (miṣ·rā·yə·māh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

Settle
שְׁכֹ֣ן (šə·ḵōn)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

in the land
בָּאָ֔רֶץ (bā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

where
אֲשֶׁ֖ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I tell you.
אֹמַ֥ר (’ō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say
(2) The Lord appeared unto him.--Only once besides does Jehovah manifest himself to Isaac (Genesis 26:24), and sixty years had now passed since the revelations recorded in Genesis 22. Excepting to Abraham, it was only at rare and distant intervals that God spake to the patriarchs. The greater part of their lives was spent under the control of the same ordinary Providence as that which governs our actions now; but on special occasions God was pleased to confirm their faith in Him in a way not necessary now that we have had made known to us the whole counsel of God.

Verse 2. - And the Lord (Jehovah, i.e. the God of the covenant and of the promise) appeared unto him, - only two Divine manifestations are mentioned as having been granted to the patriarch. Either the peaceful tenor of Isaac s life rendered more theophanies in his case unnecessary; or, if others were enjoyed by him, the brief space allotted by the historian to the record of his life may account for their omission from the narrative. Though commonly understood as having occurred in Gerar (Keil, Lange, Murphy), this appearance, is perhaps better regarded as having taken place at Lahai-roi, and as having been the cause of Isaac's turning aside into the land of the Philistines (Calvin) - and said, Go not down into Egypt - whither manifestly he had been purposing to migrate, as his father had done on the occasion of the earlier dearth (Genesis 12:10). Jacob in the later famine was instructed to go down to Egypt (Genesis 46:3, 4); Abraham in the first scarcity was left at liberty to think and act for himself. Dwell in the land which I will tell thee of (i.e. Philistia, as appears from the preceding verse). 26:1-5 Isaac had been trained up in a believing dependence upon the Divine grant of the land of Canaan to him and his heirs; and now that there is a famine in the land, Isaac still cleaves to the covenant. The real worth of God's promises cannot be lessened to a believer by any cross providences that may befall him. If God engage to be with us, and we are where he would have us to be, nothing but our own unbelief and distrust can prevent our comfort. The obedience of Abraham to the Divine command, was evidence of that faith, whereby, as a sinner, he was justified before God, and the effect of that love whereby true faith works. God testifies that he approved this obedience, to encourage others, especially Isaac.
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