Ge 26:1
26:1 And there was a famine in the {a} land, beside the first
     famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto
     Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.

     (a) In the land of Canaan.

Ge 26:2
26:2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, {b} Go not down
     into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:

     (b) God's providence always watches to direct the ways of
         his children.

Ge 26:5
26:5 Because that Abraham {c} obeyed my voice, and kept my
     charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

     (c) He commends Abraham's obedience, because Isaac should
         be even more ready to follow the same: for as God made
         this promise of his free mercy, so does the
         confirmation of it proceed from the same fountain.

Ge 26:7
26:7 And the men of the place asked [him] of his wife; and he
     said, She [is] my sister: {d} for he feared to say, [She
     is] my wife; lest, [said he], the men of the place should
     kill me for Rebekah; because she [was] fair to look upon.

     (d) By which we see that fear and distrust is found in the
         most faithful.

Ge 26:8
26:8 And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time,
     that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a
     window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac [was] {e} sporting with
     Rebekah his wife.

     (e) Or showing some familiar sign of love, by which it
         might be known that she was his wife.

Ge 26:10
26:10 And Abimelech said, What [is] this thou hast done unto us?
      one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife,
      and thou shouldest have brought {f} guiltiness upon us.

      (f) In all ages men were persuaded that God's vengeance
          would come on adulterers.

Ge 26:14
26:14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds,
      and great store of servants: and the Philistines {g}
      envied him.

      (g) The malicious always envy the graces of God in others.

Ge 26:17
26:17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the {k}
      valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

      (k) The Hebrew word signifies a flood, or valley, where
          water at any time runs.

Ge 26:24
26:24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I
      [am] the God {i} of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I
      [am] with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed
      for my servant Abraham's sake.

      (i) God assures Isaac against all fear by rehearsing the
          promise made to Abraham.

Ge 26:25
26:25 And he builded an {x} altar there, and called upon the
      name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there
      Isaac's servants digged a well.

      (x) To signify that he would serve no other God, but the
          God of his father Abraham.

Ge 26:29
26:29 {l} That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched
      thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and
      have sent thee away in peace: thou [art] now the blessed
      of the LORD.

      (l) The Hebrews in swearing begin commonly with "If" and
          understand the rest, that is, that God will punish him
          who breaks the oath: here the wicked show that they
          are afraid lest that happen to them which they would
          do to others.

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