Genesis 26:17
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English Standard Version
So Isaac departed from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there.

King James Bible
And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

American Standard Version
And Isaac departed thence, and encamped in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So he departed and came to the torrent of Gerara, to dwell there:

English Revised Version
And Isaac departed thence, and encamped in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Protection of Rebekah at Gerar. - As Abraham had declared his wife to be his sister both in Egypt and at Gerar, so did Isaac also in the latter place. But the manner in which God protected Rebekah was very different from that in which Sarah was preserved in both instances. Before any one had touched Rebekah, the Philistine king discovered the untruthfulness of Isaac's statement, having seen Isaac "sporting with Rebekah," sc., in a manner to show that she was his wife; whereupon he reproved Isaac for what he had said, and forbade any of his people to touch Rebekah on pain of death. Whether this was the same Abimelech as the one mentioned in Genesis 20 cannot be decided with certainty. The name proves nothing, for it was the standing official name of the kings of Gerar (cf. 1 Samuel 21:11 and Psalm 34), as Pharaoh was of the kings of Egypt. The identity is favoured by the pious conduct of Abimelech in both instances; and no difficulty is caused either by the circumstance that 80 years had elapsed between the two events (for Abraham had only been dead five years, and the age of 150 was no rarity then), or by the fact, that whereas the first Abimelech had Sarah taken into his harem, the second not only had no intention of doing this, but was anxious to protect her from his people, inasmuch as it would be all the easier to conceive of this in the case of the same king, on the ground of his advanced age.

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Genesis 26:16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are too powerful for us."

Genesis 26:18 Then Isaac dug again the wells of water which had been dug in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; and he gave them the same names which his father had given them.

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Genesis 26:16
And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we."

Genesis 26:18
And Isaac dug again the wells of water that had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, which the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham. And he gave them the names that his father had given them.

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