Genesis 26:13
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English Standard Version
and the man became rich, and gained more and more until he became very wealthy.

King James Bible
And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:

American Standard Version
And the man waxed great, and grew more and more until he became very great.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the man was enriched, and he went on prospering and increasing, till he became exceeding great:

English Revised Version
And the man waxed great, and grew more and more until he became very great:

Webster's Bible Translation
And the man became great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Protection of Rebekah at Gerar. - As Abraham had declared his wife to be his sister both in Egypt and at Gerar, so did Isaac also in the latter place. But the manner in which God protected Rebekah was very different from that in which Sarah was preserved in both instances. Before any one had touched Rebekah, the Philistine king discovered the untruthfulness of Isaac's statement, having seen Isaac "sporting with Rebekah," sc., in a manner to show that she was his wife; whereupon he reproved Isaac for what he had said, and forbade any of his people to touch Rebekah on pain of death. Whether this was the same Abimelech as the one mentioned in Genesis 20 cannot be decided with certainty. The name proves nothing, for it was the standing official name of the kings of Gerar (cf. 1 Samuel 21:11 and Psalm 34), as Pharaoh was of the kings of Egypt. The identity is favoured by the pious conduct of Abimelech in both instances; and no difficulty is caused either by the circumstance that 80 years had elapsed between the two events (for Abraham had only been dead five years, and the age of 150 was no rarity then), or by the fact, that whereas the first Abimelech had Sarah taken into his harem, the second not only had no intention of doing this, but was anxious to protect her from his people, inasmuch as it would be all the easier to conceive of this in the case of the same king, on the ground of his advanced age.

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And the man waxed great. Dr. Adam Clarke remarks, that there is a strange and observable occurrence of the same term in the original, which is literally, 'And the man was GREAT, and he went, going on, and was GREAT, until that he was exceeding GREAT.' How simple is this language, and yet how forcible!

waxed great.

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...

Psalm 112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endures for ever.

went forward. Heb. went going.

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

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

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