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Genesis 26:12-14


26:12 When Isaac planted in that land, he reaped in the same year a hundred times what he had sown, 1  because the Lord blessed him. 2  26:13 The man became wealthy. 3  His influence continued to grow 4  until he became very prominent. 26:14 He had 5  so many sheep 6  and cattle 7  and such a great household of servants that the Philistines became jealous 8  of him.

1 tn Heb “a hundredfold.”

2 tn This final clause explains why Isaac had such a bountiful harvest.

3 tn Heb “great.” In this context the statement refers primarily to Isaac’s material wealth, although reputation and influence are included.

4 tn Heb “and he went, going and becoming great.” The construction stresses that his growth in possessions and power continued steadily.

5 tn Heb “and there was to him.”

6 tn Heb “possessions of sheep.”

7 tn Heb “possessions of cattle.”

8 tn The Hebrew verb translated “became jealous” refers here to intense jealousy or envy that leads to hostile action (see v. 15).

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