Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Genesis
Chapter 26

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Genesis 25 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Genesis 27
GENESIS 26:1
JPS 26:1 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.
ONK 26:1 And there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham; and Izhak went to Abimelek, king of the Philistaee, to Grerar.(117)
PAL 26:1 And there was a mighty famine in the land of Kenaan, besides the former famine which had been in the days of Abraham; and Izhak went to Abimelek king of the Philistaee at Gerar.
 
GENESIS 26:2
JPS 26:2 And the LORD appeared unto him, and said: 'Go not down unto Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of.
ONK 26:2 And the Lord appeared to him and said, Go not down into Mizraim,(118) remain in the land as I have told thee;
PAL 26:2 It had been in Izhak's heart to go down to Mizraim; but the Lord appeared to him, and said, Go not down to Mizraim; dwell in the land as I have told thee;
 
GENESIS 26:3
JPS 26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore unto Abraham thy father;
ONK 26:3 dwell in this land, and My Word shall be to thee for a helper; and I will bless thee. For to thee and to thy son will I give all these lands; and I will confirm the oath that I have sworn to Abraham thy father;
PAL 26:3 sojourn in the land, and My Word shall be for thy help, and I will bless thee; for to the end to thy sons will I give all these lands, and I will establish the covenant which I have covenanted with Abraham thy father.
 
GENESIS 26:4
JPS 26:4 and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these lands; and by thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves;
ONK 26:4 and I will multiply thy son as the stars of heaven, and will give thy son all these lands, and through thy son shall all the peoples of the earth be blessed,
PAL 26:4 And I will multiply thy sons as the stars of the heavens, and will give to thy sons all these lands, and through thy sons shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
 
GENESIS 26:5
JPS 26:5 because that Abraham hearkened to My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.'
ONK 26:5 because Abraham obeyed My word, and kept the keeping of My word, My commandments, My covenant, and My law.
PAL 26:5 on account that Abraham obeyed My word, and kept the keeping of My word, My statutes, My covenants, and My laws.
 
GENESIS 26:6
JPS 26:6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
ONK 26:6 And Izhak dwelt at Gerar;
PAL 26:6 And Izhak dwelt in Gerar.
 
GENESIS 26:7
JPS 26:7 And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said: 'She is my sister'; for he feared to say: 'My wife'; 'lest the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah, because she is fair to look upon.'
ONK 26:7 and the men of the place asked respecting his wife. And he said, She is my sister; for he feared to say, My wife, lest the men of the place should kill him on account of Revekah; for she was of beautiful aspect.
PAL 26:7 And the men of the place inquired concerning his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he reasoned in his heart, Lest the men of the place should kill me for Rivekah, because she was of beautiful appearance.
 
GENESIS 26:8
JPS 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 sporting with Rebekah his wife.
ONK 26:8 And it was when he had been there many days that Abimelek the king of the Philistaee looked from a window, and, behold, Izhak was sporting with Revekah his wife.
PAL 26:8 And it was when days had increased to him in abiding there, that Abimelek the king of the Philistaee looked from a window, and beheld, and Izhak was disporting with Rivekah his wife.
JER 26:8 And he looked.
 
GENESIS 26:9
JPS 26:9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said: 'Behold, of a surety she is thy wife; and how saidst thou: She is my sister?' And Isaac said unto him: 'Because I said: Lest I die because of her.'
ONK 26:9 And Abimelek called Izhak and said, Nevertheless, behold, she is thy wife: why then hast thou said, She is my sister? And Izhak said to him, Because I said, Lest I be killed on account of her.
PAL 26:9 And Abimelek called Izhak, and said, Nevertheless she is thy wife; and why hast thou said, She is my sister? And Izhak answered him, Because I said in my heart, Lest they kill me on her account.
 
GENESIS 26:10
JPS 26:10 And Abimelech said: 'What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might easily have lain with thy wife, and thou wouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.'
ONK 26:10 And Abimelek said, What is this that thou hast done to us? It might have been that some one of the people had lain with thy wife, and thou wouldst have brought upon us the guilt.
PAL 26:10 And Abimelek said, Why hast thou done this to us? It might have been that the king, who is the principal(66) of the people, had lain with thy wife, and thou wouldst have brought guilt upon us.
JER 26:10 And Abimelek said to him, What is this that thou hast done to us? Very possibly might one of the young men have lain with thy wife, and there would have been great guilt brought upon us.
 
GENESIS 26:11
JPS 26:11 And Abimelech charged all the people, saying: 'He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.'
ONK 26:11 And Abimelek commanded all the people saying, Whoever injureth this man shall surely be put to death.
PAL 26:11 And Abimelek instructed all the people, Whoever shall go near to injure this man or his wife, shall verily be put to death.
 
GENESIS 26:12
JPS 26:12 And Isaac sowed in that land, and found in the same year a hundred-fold; and the LORD blessed him.
ONK 26:12 And Izhak sowed in the land, and found in that year a hundred fold on that which he had expended, (or estimated,) and the Lord blessed him;
PAL 26:12 And Izhak sowed unto righteousness in that land, and found in that year a hundred for one, according to his measure. And the Lord blessed him,
 
GENESIS 26:13
JPS 26:13 And the man waxed great, and grew more and more until he became very great.
ONK 26:13 and the man increased, and went on multiplying and increasing, until he had increased greatly.
PAL 26:13 and the man increased, and went forward increasing until he was very great.
 
GENESIS 26:14
JPS 26:14 And he had possessions of flocks, and possessions of herds, and a great household; and the Philistines envied him.
ONK 26:14 And he had flocks of sheep, and herds of cattle, and many servants; and the Philistaee were envious of him.
PAL 26:14 And he had flocks of sheep, and herds of cattle, and great cultivation; and the Philistaee envied him.
 
GENESIS 26:15
JPS 26:15 Now all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
ONK 26:15 And all the wells that the servants of his father had digged in the days of Abraham the Philistaee stopped up, and filled with dust.
PAL 26:15 And all the wells which the servants of his father had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistaee stopped up and filled with earth.
 
GENESIS 26:16
JPS 26:16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac: 'Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.'
ONK 26:16 And Abimelek said to Izhak, Go from us; for thou art much stronger than we.
PAL 26:16 And Abimelek said to Izhak, Go from us; for thou art stronger than we in riches very much.
 
GENESIS 26:17
JPS 26:17 And Isaac departed thence, and encamped in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
ONK 26:17 And Izhak went thence, and sojourned in the vale of Gerar, and dwelt there.
PAL 26:17 And Izhak went thence, and sojourned in the vale of Gerar, and dwelt there.
 
GENESIS 26:18
JPS 26:18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham; and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
ONK 26:18 And Izhak returned, and digged the well of water which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father, and which the Philistaee had stopped after the death of Abraham; and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
PAL 26:18 And Izhak digged again the wells of water which the servants of his father had digged in the days of Abraham his father, and which the Philistaee had stopped after Abraham was dead; and he called them by the names his father had called them.
 
GENESIS 26:19
JPS 26:19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of living water.
ONK 26:19 And the servants of Izhak digged in the valley, and found there a well of flowing(119) waters.
PAL 26:19 And the servants of Izhak digged in the border of the vale, and found there a well of flowing water.
 
GENESIS 26:20
JPS 26:20 And the herdmen of Gerar strove with Isaac's herdmen, saying: 'The water is ours.' And he called the name of the well Esek; because they contended with him.
ONK 26:20 And the shepherds of Gerar strove with the shepherds of Izhak, saying, The water is ours; and he called the name of the well Contention, because they had contended with him.
PAL 26:20 And the shepherds of Gerar contended with Izhak's shepherds, saying, The water is ours. And it was the will of Heaven, and it dried. But when they returned to Izhak, it flowed. And he called the name of the well (Esek) Contention, because (etheseku) they had quarrelled with him on account of it.
 
GENESIS 26:21
JPS 26:21 And they digged another well, and they strove for that also. And he called the name of it Sitnah.
ONK 26:21 And they digged another well, and they strove also on account of it, and he called the name of it Hatred.
PAL 26:21 And they digged another well; and they contended for it also; and it dried, and did not flow again. And he called the name of it (Sitnah) Accusation.
 
GENESIS 26:22
JPS 26:22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not. And he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said: 'For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.'
ONK 26:22 And he went up from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Spaciousness. For he said, Because now hath the Lord enlarged us, and we shall spread abroad in the land.
PAL 26:22 And he removed from thence and digged another well, and for that they did not contend as formerly, and he called the name of it (Ravchatha) Spaciousness; for he said, Now hath the Lord given us space to spread us abroad in the land.
 
GENESIS 26:23
JPS 26:23 And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba.
ONK 26:23 And he went up from thence to Beershava;
PAL 26:23 And he went up from thence unto Beersheba.
 
GENESIS 26:24
JPS 26:24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said: 'I am the God 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.'
ONK 26:24 and the Lord appeared to him in the night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father; fear not: for in thy help is My Word; and I will bless thee, and will multiply thy sons for the sake of Abraham My servant.
PAL 26:24 And the Lord appeared to him that night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not; for My Word is for thy help, and I will bless thee, and multiply thy sons for the righteousness' sake of Abraham My servant.
 
GENESIS 26:25
JPS 26:25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants digged a well.
ONK 26:25 And he builded there an altar, and prayed in the name of the Lord. And he spread there his tabernacle; and the servants of Izhak digged there a well.
PAL 26:25 And he builded there an altar, and prayed in the name of the Lord. And he spread his tabernacle there, and the servants of Izhak digged there a well. And when Izhak went forth from Gerar the wells dried up, and the trees made no fruit; and they felt that it was because they had driven him away, all these things had befallen them.
 
GENESIS 26:26
JPS 26:26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his host.
ONK 26:26 And Abimelek came to him from Gerar, and a company of his friends, and Phikol(120) the chief of his host.
PAL 26:26 And Abimelek went to him from Gerar, and took his friends to go with him, and Phikol the chief of his host.
 
GENESIS 26:27
JPS 26:27 And Isaac said unto them: 'Wherefore are ye come unto me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?'
ONK 26:27 And Izhak said to him, "Why have you come to me, when you have hated me, and sent me from you?
PAL 26:27 And Izhak said to them, Why come you to me that I should pray for you, when you have hated me, and driven me from you?
 
GENESIS 26:28
JPS 26:28 And they said: 'We saw plainly that the LORD was with thee; and we said: Let there now be an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;
ONK 26:28 And they said, Seeing we have seen that the Word of the Lord is for thy help; and we have said, Let the oath which was between our fathers be now confirmed between us and thee, and let us enter into a covenant with thee,
PAL 26:28 And they answered, Seeing, we have seen, that the Word of the Lord is for thy help, and for thy righteousness' sake all good hath been to us; but when thou wentest forth from our land the wells dried up, and our trees made no fruit; then we said, We will cause him to return to us. And now let there be an oath established between us, and kindnesses between us and thee, and we will enter into a covenant with thee, lest thou do us evil.
 
GENESIS 26:29
JPS 26:29 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.'
ONK 26:29 that thou do us no evil, as we have not injured thee, and as we have done thee only good, and we will leave thee in peace; thou art now blessed of the Lord.
PAL 26:29 Forasmuch as we have not come nigh thee for evil, and as we have acted with thee only for good, and have indeed sent thee away in peace; thou art now blessed of the Lord.
 
GENESIS 26:30
JPS 26:30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.
ONK 26:30 And he made them a feast, and they ate and drank.
PAL 26:30
 
GENESIS 26:31
JPS 26:31 And they rose up betimes in the morning, and swore one to another; and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
ONK 26:31 And they arose in the morning and covenanted, each man with his brother; and Izhak dismissed them, and they went from him in peace.
PAL 26:31 And they arose in the morning, each man with his brother; and he broke off from the bridle of his ass, and gave one part to them for a testimony. And Izhak prayed for them, and they were enlarged. And Izhak accompanied them, and they went from him in peace.
 
GENESIS 26:32
JPS 26:32 And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him: 'We have found water.'
ONK 26:32 And it was in that day that the servants of Izhak came and showed him concerning the well that they had digged. And they said to him, We have found water.
PAL 26:32 And on that day the servants of Izhak came and told him concerning the well they had digged, and said to him, We have found water;
 
GENESIS 26:33
JPS 26:33 And he called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.
ONK 26:33 And he called it Sheva, (the swearing). Wherefore the name of the city is Beer-sheva unto this day.
PAL 26:33 and he called it Sheba (the Swearing); therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.
 
GENESIS 26:34
JPS 26:34 And when Esau was forty years old, he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.
ONK 26:34 And Esau was the son of forty years, and he took to wife Jehudith, daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath, daughter of Elon the Hittite;
PAL 26:34 And Esau was the son of forty years; and he took to wife Yehudith daughter of Beari the Hittah, and Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittah.
 
GENESIS 26:35
JPS 26:35 And they were a bitterness of spirit unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
ONK 26:35 and they were rebels and irritators against the word of Izhak and Revekah.
PAL 26:35 And they bowed in strange worship, and set themselves to rebel in their evil conduct against Izhak and against Rivekah.
JER 26:35 And they were refractory, swelling in spirit with strange worship, and would not receive instruction either from Izhak or Rivekah.
 
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