1 There was a famine in the land, besides a the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to b Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar. 2 Then the LORD appeared to him and said: c "Do not go down to Egypt; live in d the land of which I shall tell you. 3 e "Dwell in this land, and f I will be with you and g bless you; for to you and your descendants h I give all these lands, and I will perform i the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. 4 "And j I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; k and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; 5 l "because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws."New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.