||orta autem fame super terram post eam sterilitatem quae acciderat in diebus Abraham abiit Isaac ad Abimelech regem Palestinorum in Gerara
And when a famine came in the land, after that barrenness which had happened in the days of Abraham, Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Palestines to Gerara.
||apparuitque ei Dominus et ait ne descendas in Aegyptum sed quiesce in terra quam dixero tibi
And the Lord appeared to him and said: Go not down into Egypt, but stay in the land that I shall tell thee.
||et peregrinare in ea eroque tecum et benedicam tibi tibi enim et semini tuo dabo universas regiones has conplens iuramentum quod spopondi Abraham patri tuo
And sojourn in it, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee: for to thee and to thy seed I will give all these countries, to fulfill the oath which I swore to Abraham thy father.
||et multiplicabo semen tuum sicut stellas caeli daboque posteris tuis universas regiones has et benedicentur in semine tuo omnes gentes terrae
And I will multiply thy seed like the stars of heaven: and I will give to thy posterity all these countries: and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.
||eo quod oboedierit Abraham voci meae et custodierit praecepta et mandata mea et caerimonias legesque servaverit
Because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my precepts and commandments, and observed my ceremonies and laws.
||mansit itaque Isaac in Geraris
So Isaac abode in Gerara.
||qui cum interrogaretur a viris loci illius super uxore sua respondit soror mea est timuerat enim confiteri quod sibi esset sociata coniugio reputans ne forte interficerent eum propter illius pulchritudinem
And when he was asked by the men of that place, concerning his wife, he answered: She is my sister; for he was afraid to confess that she was his wife, thinking lest perhaps they would like him because of her beauty.
||cumque pertransissent dies plurimi et ibi demoraretur prospiciens Abimelech Palestinorum rex per fenestram vidit eum iocantem cum Rebecca uxore sua
And when very many days were passed, and he abode there, Abimelech king of the Palestines looking out through a window, saw him playing with Rebecca his wife.
||et accersito ait perspicuum est quod uxor tua sit cur mentitus es sororem tuam esse respondit timui ne morerer propter eam
And calling for him, he said: It is evident she is thy wife: why didst thou feign her to be thy sister? He answered: I feared lest I should die for her sake.
||dixitque Abimelech quare inposuisti nobis potuit coire quispiam de populo cum uxore tua et induxeras super nos grande peccatum praecepitque omni populo dicens
And Abimelech said: Why hadst thou deceived us? Some man of the people might have lain with thy wife, and thou hadst brought upon us a great sin. And he commanded all the people, saying:
||qui tetigerit hominis huius uxorem morte morietur
He that shall touch this man's wife, shall surely be put to death.
||seruit autem Isaac in terra illa et invenit in ipso anno centuplum benedixitque ei Dominus
And Isaac sowed in that land, and he found that same year a hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.
||et locupletatus est homo et ibat proficiens atque succrescens donec magnus vehementer effectus est
And the man was enriched, and he went on prospering and increasing, till he became exceeding great:
||habuit quoque possessionem ovium et armentorum et familiae plurimum ob haec invidentes ei Palestini
And he had possessions of sheep and of herds, and a very great family. Wherefore the Palestines envying him,
||omnes puteos quos foderant servi patris illius Abraham illo tempore obstruxerunt implentes humo
Stopped up at that time all the wells, that the servants of his father Abraham had digged, filling them up with earth:
||in tantum ut ipse Abimelech diceret ad Isaac recede a nobis quoniam potentior nostri factus es valde
Insomuch that Abimelech himself said to Isaac: Depart from us, for thou art become much mightier than we.
||et ille discedens veniret ad torrentem Gerarae habitaretque ibi
So he departed and came to the torrent of Gerara, to dwell there:
||rursum fodit alios puteos quos foderant servi patris sui Abraham et quos illo mortuo olim obstruxerant Philisthim appellavitque eos hisdem nominibus quibus ante pater vocaverat
And he digged again other wells, which the servants of his father Abraham had digged, and which, after his death, the Palestines had of old stopped up: and he called them by the same names by which his father before had called them.
||foderunt in torrente et reppererunt aquam vivam
And they digged in the torrent, and found living water.
||sed et ibi iurgium fuit pastorum Gerarae adversum pastores Isaac dicentium nostra est aqua quam ob rem nomen putei ex eo quod acciderat vocavit Calumniam
But there also the herdsmen of Gerara strove against the herdsmen of Isaac, saying: It is our water. Wherefore he called the name of the well, on occasion of that which had happened, Calumny.
||foderunt et alium et pro illo quoque rixati sunt appellavitque eum Inimicitias
And they digged also another; and for that they quarreled likewise, and he called the name of it, Enmity.
||profectus inde fodit alium puteum pro quo non contenderunt itaque vocavit nomen illius Latitudo dicens nunc dilatavit nos Dominus et fecit crescere super terram
Going forward from thence, he digged another well, for which they contended not: therefore he called the name thereof, Latitude, saying: Now hath the Lord given us room, and made us to increase upon the earth.
||ascendit autem ex illo loco in Bersabee
And he went up from that place to Bersabee,
||ubi apparuit ei Dominus in ipsa nocte dicens ego sum Deus Abraham patris tui noli metuere quia tecum sum benedicam tibi et multiplicabo semen tuum propter servum meum Abraham
Where the Lord appeared to him that same might, saying: I am the God of Abraham thy father; do not fear, for I am with thee: I will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.
||itaque aedificavit ibi altare et invocato nomine Domini extendit tabernaculum praecepitque servis suis ut foderent puteum
And he built there an altar: and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent: and commanded his servants to dig a well.
||ad quem locum cum venissent de Geraris Abimelech et Ochozath amicus illius et Fichol dux militum
To which place when Abimelech, and Ochozath his friend, and Phicol chief captain of his soldiers came from Gerara,
||locutus est eis Isaac quid venistis ad me hominem quem odistis et expulistis a vobis
Isaac said to them: Why are ye come to me, a man whom you hate, and have thrust out from you?
||qui responderunt vidimus tecum esse Dominum et idcirco nunc diximus sit iuramentum inter nos et ineamus foedus
And they answered: We saw that the Lord is with thee, and therefore we said: Let there be an oath between us, and let us make a covenant,
||ut non facias nobis quicquam mali sicut et nos nihil tuorum adtigimus nec fecimus quod te laederet sed cum pace dimisimus auctum benedictione Domini
That thou do us no harm, as we on our part have touched nothing of thine, nor have done any thing to hurt thee: but with peace have sent thee away increased with the blessing of the Lord.
||fecit ergo eis convivium et post cibum et potum
And he made them a feast, and after they had eaten and drunk:
||surgentes mane iuraverunt sibi mutuo dimisitque eos Isaac pacifice in locum suum
Arising in the morning, they swore one to another: and Isaac sent them away peaceably to their own home.
||ecce autem venerunt in ipso die servi Isaac adnuntiantes ei de puteo quem foderant atque dicentes invenimus aquam
And behold the same day the servants of Isaac came, telling him of a well which they had digged, and saying: We have found water.
||unde appellavit eum Abundantiam et nomen urbi inpositum est Bersabee usque in praesentem diem
Whereupon he called it Abundance: and the name of the city was called Bersabee, even to this day.
||Esau vero quadragenarius duxit uxores Iudith filiam Beeri Hetthei et Basemath filiam Helon eiusdem loci
And Esau being forty years old, married wives, Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hethite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon of the same place.
||quae ambae offenderant animum Isaac et Rebeccae
And they both offended the mind of Isaac and Rebecca.