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Genesis 26:1

Isaac and Abimelek

26:1–11Ref—Ge 12:10–20; 20:1–18

26 Now there was a famine in the lands—besides the previous famine in Abraham’s time—and Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistinest in Gerar.u

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Genesis 26:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines.

Genesis 26:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.

Genesis 26:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

A severe famine now struck the land, as had happened before in Abraham’s time. So Isaac moved to Gerar, where Abimelech, king of the Philistines, lived.

Genesis 26:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.

Genesis 26:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

Now there was a time of hunger in the land, besides the time of hunger that happened during Abraham’s life. So Isaac went to the town of Gerar to see Abimelech king of the Philistines.

Genesis 26:1 — American Standard Version (ASV)

And there was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines, unto Gerar.

Genesis 26:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine which had been in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech the king of the Philistines, to Gerar.

Genesis 26:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

There was a famine in the land in addition to the earlier one during Abraham’s time. So Isaac went to King Abimelech of the Philistines in Gerar. 

Genesis 26:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

There was another famine in the land in addition to the one that had occurred in Abraham’s time. And Isaac went to Abimelech, king of the Philistines, at Gerar.

Genesis 26:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar, to King Abimelech of the Philistines.

Genesis 26:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine which was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech, king of the Philistines, to Gerar.

Genesis 26:1 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

There was very little food in the land. The same thing had been true earlier, in Abraham’s time. Isaac went to Abimelech in Gerar. Abimelech was the king of the Philistines.

Genesis 26:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Now there was a famine in the land, besides the previous famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham. So Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines.


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