Parsha Toldot Aliyah 3

Bereishit (Genesis) 26:13—26:22

13The man became great encamp becoming greater until he was very great. 14He had acquired flocks and herds and many enterprises; and the Philistines envied him.

15All the wells that his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped up, and filled them with earth. 16And Abimelech said to you Yitzchak, “Go away from us for you have become much mightier than we!” 17So Yitzchak departed from their and encamp in the valley of Gerar, and dwelled there. 18And Yitzchak dug anew the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father and the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham’s death; and he called them by the name that his father had called them.

19Yitzchak’s servants dug in the valley and found there a well of fresh water. 20The herdsman of Gerar quarreled with Yitzchak’s herdsman’s saying, “The water is ours,” so he called the name of that well Esek because they involve themselves with him. 21Then they dug another well, and the quarreled over that also; so he called its name Sitnah. 22He relocated from their and dug another well; they did not quarrel over it, so he called its name Rehoboth, and said, “For now, HaShem has granted us ample space, and we can be fruitful in the land.”

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