God's Promise to Isaac

Genesis 26

1 Now there was a famine in the land, besides u the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to v Abimelech king of the w Philistines. 2 And the Lord appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; dwell x in the land of which I shall tell you. 3 y Sojourn in this land, and z I will be with you and will bless you, for a to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish b the oath that I swore to Abraham your father. 4 c I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And d in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, 5 because e Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 12:10
    Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.
  2. Cross References
    Genesis 20:2
    And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
  3. Cross References
    Genesis 21:34
    And Abraham sojourned many days in the land of the Philistines.
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 12:1
    Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.
  5. Cross References
    Genesis 20:1
    From there Abraham journeyed toward the territory of the Negeb and lived between Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar.
    Hebrews 11:9
    By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise.
  6. Cross References
    Genesis 28:15
    Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
  7. Cross References
    Genesis 13:15
    For all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever.
  8. Cross References
    Micah 7:20
    You will show faithfulness to Jacob and steadfast love to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.
    Genesis 22:16 - 18
    And said, "By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son.
  9. Cross References
    Exodus 32:13
    Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, 'I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your offspring, and they shall inherit it forever.'
    Genesis 15:5
    And he brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be.
  10. Cross References
    Genesis 12:3
    I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
  11. Cross References
    Genesis 22:18
    And in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.
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