Contact Us
Tuesday, 25 Cheshvan 5778 / November 14, 2017

Chumash with Rashi

Chumash with Rashi

Parshat Toldot 

 Email
Video & Audio Classes
Featured Content
Select a portion:
Show content in:

Genesis Chapter 26

13And the man became great, and he grew constantly greater until he had grown very great.   יגוַיִּגְדַּ֖ל הָאִ֑ישׁ וַיֵּ֤לֶךְ הָלוֹךְ֙ וְגָדֵ֔ל עַ֥ד כִּֽי־גָדַ֖ל מְאֹֽד:
he had grown very great: For they would say,“Rather the manure of Isaac’s mules than Abimelech’s silver and gold” (Gen. Rabbah 64:7).   כי גדל מאד: שהיו אומרים זבל פרדותיו של יצחק ולא כספו וזהבו של אבימלך:
14And he had possessions of sheep and possessions of cattle and much production, and the Philistines envied him.   ידוַֽיְהִי־ל֤וֹ מִקְנֵה־צֹאן֙ וּמִקְנֵ֣ה בָקָ֔ר וַֽעֲבֻדָּ֖ה רַבָּ֑ה וַיְקַנְא֥וּ אֹת֖וֹ פְּלִשְׁתִּֽים:
and much production: Heb. וַעִבֻדָּה רַבָּה, much activity, in Old French ouvrene (enterprises). עִבוֹדָה means one job, whereas עִבֻדָּה means much production.   ועבדה רבה: פעולה רבה, בלשון לע"ז אובריינ"א [מכלול העבודות] עבודה משמע עבודה אחת, עבודה משמע פעולה רבה:
15And all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father the Philistines stopped them up and filled them with earth.   טווְכָל־הַבְּאֵרֹ֗ת אֲשֶׁ֤ר חָֽפְרוּ֙ עַבְדֵ֣י אָבִ֔יו בִּימֵ֖י אַבְרָהָ֣ם אָבִ֑יו סִתְּמ֣וּם פְּלִשְׁתִּ֔ים וַיְמַלְא֖וּם עָפָֽר:
the Philistines stopped them up: Because they said,“They are a danger to us due to the armies that will come upon us.” [Onkelos renders:] טְמוּנוּן פְּלִשְׁתָּאֵי an expression of stopping up, and in the language of the Talmud,“stops up (מְטַמְטֵם) the heart.”   סתמום פלשתים: מפני שאמרו תקלה הם לנו מפני הגייסות הבאות עלינו. טמונין פלשתאי לשון סתימה, ובלשון משנה (פסחים מב א) מטמטם את הלב:
16And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you have become much stronger than we."   טזוַיֹּ֥אמֶר אֲבִימֶ֖לֶךְ אֶל־יִצְחָ֑ק לֵ֚ךְ מֵֽעִמָּ֔נוּ כִּֽי־עָצַ֥מְתָּ מִמֶּ֖נּוּ מְאֹֽד:
17And Isaac went away from there, and he encamped in the valley of Gerar and dwelt there.   יזוַיֵּ֥לֶךְ מִשָּׁ֖ם יִצְחָ֑ק וַיִּ֥חַן בְּנַֽחַל־גְּרָ֖ר וַיֵּ֥שֶׁב שָֽׁם:
in the valley of Gerar: far from the city.   בנחל גרר: רחוק מן העיר:
18And Isaac again dug the wells of water which they had dug in the days of his father, Abraham, and the Philistines had stopped them up after Abraham's death; and he gave them names like the names that his father had given them.   יחוַיָּ֨שָׁב יִצְחָ֜ק וַיַּחְפֹּ֣ר | אֶת־בְּאֵרֹ֣ת הַמַּ֗יִם אֲשֶׁ֤ר חָֽפְרוּ֙ בִּימֵי֙ אַבְרָהָ֣ם אָבִ֔יו וַיְסַתְּמ֣וּם פְּלִשְׁתִּ֔ים אַֽחֲרֵ֖י מ֣וֹת אַבְרָהָ֑ם וַיִּקְרָ֤א לָהֶן֙ שֵׁמ֔וֹת כַּשֵּׁמֹ֕ת אֲשֶׁר־קָרָ֥א לָהֶ֖ן אָבִֽיו:
And Isaac again dug: [Meaning] the wells that they had dug in the days of his father Abraham and that the Philistines had stopped up-before Isaac traveled from Gerar, he went back and dug them.   וישב ויחפר: הבארות אשר חפרו בימי אברהם אביו. ופלשתים סתמום, מקודם שנסע יצחק מגרר חזר וחפרן:
19And Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and they found there a well of living waters.   יטוַיַּחְפְּר֥וּ עַבְדֵֽי־יִצְחָ֖ק בַּנָּ֑חַל וַיִּ֨מְצְאוּ־שָׁ֔ם בְּאֵ֖ר מַ֥יִם חַיִּֽים:
20And the shepherds of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's shepherds, saying, "The water is ours"; so he named the well Esek, because they had contended with him.   כוַיָּרִ֜יבוּ רֹעֵ֣י גְרָ֗ר עִם־רֹעֵ֥י יִצְחָ֛ק לֵאמֹ֖ר לָ֣נוּ הַמָּ֑יִם וַיִּקְרָ֤א שֵֽׁם־הַבְּאֵר֙ עֵ֔שֶׂק כִּ֥י הִתְעַשְּׂק֖וּ עִמּֽוֹ:
Esek: Contention.   עשק: ערער:
because they had contended with him: They engaged with him about it with strife and contention.   כי התעשקו עמו: נתעשקו עמו עליה במריבה וערעור:
21And they dug another well, and they quarreled about it also; so he named it Sitnah.   כאוַיַּחְפְּרוּ֙ בְּאֵ֣ר אַחֶ֔רֶת וַיָּרִ֖יבוּ גַּם־עָלֶ֑יהָ וַיִּקְרָ֥א שְׁמָ֖הּ שִׂטְנָֽה:
Sitnah: nuysemant in Old French (harm, wrong, injury).   שטנה: נוישימונ"ט [נזק]:
22And he moved away from there, and he dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it Rehoboth, and he said, "For now the Lord has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."   כבוַיַּעְתֵּ֣ק מִשָּׁ֗ם וַיַּחְפֹּר֙ בְּאֵ֣ר אַחֶ֔רֶת וְלֹ֥א רָב֖וּ עָלֶ֑יהָ וַיִּקְרָ֤א שְׁמָהּ֙ רְחֹב֔וֹת וַיֹּ֗אמֶר כִּ֣י עַתָּ֞ה הִרְחִ֧יב יְהֹוָ֛ה לָ֖נוּ וּפָרִ֥ינוּ בָאָֽרֶץ:
and we will be fruitful in the land: Heb. וּפָרִינוּ בָאָרֶץ, as the Targum translates it: וְנִיפוּשׁ בְּאַרְעָא,“and we will be fruitful in the land.”   ופרינו בארץ: כתרגומו ונפוש בארעא: 
The text on this page contains sacred literature. Please do not deface or discard.
Select a portion:
 Email