2 And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
2 The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live.
2 And the Lord appeared to him and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the land of which I shall tell you.
2 God appeared to him and said, "Don't go down to Egypt; stay where I tell you.
2 Then the Lord appeared to him and said: "Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you.
2 The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, "Do not go down to Egypt, but do as I tell you.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Genesis 26:2
Commentary on Genesis 26:1-5
(Read Genesis 26:1-5)
Isaac had been trained up in a believing dependence upon the Divine grant of the land of Canaan to him and his heirs; and now that there is a famine in the land, Isaac still cleaves to the covenant. The real worth of God's promises cannot be lessened to a believer by any cross providences that may befall him. If God engage to be with us, and we are where he would have us to be, nothing but our own unbelief and distrust can prevent our comfort. The obedience of Abraham to the Divine command, was evidence of that faith, whereby, as a sinner, he was justified before God, and the effect of that love whereby true faith works. God testifies that he approved this obedience, to encourage others, especially Isaac.