Genesis 13:2
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English Standard Version
Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.

King James Bible
And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

American Standard Version
And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he was very rich in possession of gold and silver.

English Revised Version
And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The princes of Pharaoh finding her very beautiful, extolled her beauty to the king, and she was taken to Pharaoh's house. As Sarah was then 65 years old (cf. Genesis 17:17 and Genesis 12:4), her beauty at such an age has been made a difficulty by some. But as she lived to the age of 127 (Genesis 23:1), she was then middle-aged; and as her vigour and bloom had not been tried by bearing children, she might easily appear very beautiful in the eyes of the Egyptians, whose wives, according to both ancient and modern testimony, were generally ugly, and faded early. Pharaoh (the Egyptian ouro, king, with the article Pi) is the Hebrew name for all the Egyptian kings in the Old Testament; their proper names being only occasionally mentioned, as, for example, Necho in 2 Kings 23:29, or Hophra in Jeremiah 44:30. For Sarai's sake Pharaoh treated Abram well, presenting him with cattle and slaves, possessions which constitute the wealth of nomads. These presents Abram could not refuse, though by accepting them he increased his sin. God then interfered (Genesis 12:17), and smote Pharaoh and his house with great plagues. What the nature of these plagues was, cannot be determined; they were certainly of such a kind, however, that whilst Sarah was preserved by them from dishonour, Pharaoh saw at once that they were sent as punishment by the Deity on account of his relation to Sarai; he may also have learned, on inquiry from Sarai herself, that she was Abram's wife. He gave her back to him, therefore, with a reproof for his untruthfulness, and told him to depart, appointing men to conduct him out of the land together with his wife and all his possessions. שׁלּה, to dismiss, to give an escort (Genesis 18:16; Genesis 31:27), does not necessarily denote an involuntary dismissal here. For as Pharaoh had discovered in the plague the wrath of the God of Abraham, he did not venture to treat him harshly, but rather sought to mitigate the anger of his God, by the safe-conduct which he granted him on his departure. But Abram was not justified by this result, as was very apparent from the fact, that he was mute under Pharaoh's reproofs, and did not venture to utter a single word in vindication of his conduct, as he did in the similar circumstances described in Genesis 10:11-12. The saving mercy of God had so humbled him, that he silently acknowledged his guilt in concealing his relation to Sarah from the Egyptian king.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 24:35 And the LORD has blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he has given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold...

Genesis 26:12,13 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundred times: and the LORD blessed him...

Deuteronomy 8:18 But you shall remember the LORD your God: for it is he that gives you power to get wealth...

1 Samuel 2:7 The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up.

Job 1:3,10 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she donkeys...

Job 22:21-25 Acquaint now yourself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come to you...

Psalm 112:1-3 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments...

Proverbs 3:9,10 Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your increase...

Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is...

Cross References
Genesis 12:16
And for her sake he dealt well with Abram; and he had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

Genesis 13:6
so that the land could not support both of them dwelling together; for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together,

Genesis 24:1
Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.

Genesis 24:35
The LORD has greatly blessed my master, and he has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, camels and donkeys.

Genesis 30:43
Thus the man increased greatly and had large flocks, female servants and male servants, and camels and donkeys.

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