Genesis 26:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 26:6, NIV: "So Isaac stayed in Gerar."

Genesis 26:6, ESV: "So Isaac settled in Gerar."

Genesis 26:6, KJV: "And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:"

Genesis 26:6, NASB: "So Isaac lived in Gerar."

Genesis 26:6, NLT: "So Isaac stayed in Gerar."

Genesis 26:6, CSB: "So Isaac settled in Gerar."

What does Genesis 26:6 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Isaac obeyed God's command to stay in Gerar and not to go to Egypt to seek relief from the famine. This statement of simple obedience follows the previous verse in which the Lord told Isaac that He had sworn to bless Abraham because of his obedience. Abraham obeyed God when commanded to move to a new region (Genesis 12:1–3). Now Isaac repeats the pattern and obeys, as well (Genesis 26:1–5).