New American Standard Bible
Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him,
King James Bible
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.
Darby Bible Translation
And Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold; and Jehovah blessed him.
World English Bible
Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year one hundred times what he planted. Yahweh blessed him.
Young's Literal Translation
And Isaac soweth in that land, and findeth in that year a hundredfold, and Jehovah blesseth him;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The growing prosperity of Isaac. "And Isaac sowed in that land." This does not imply a fixed property in the soil, but only an annual tenancy. "A hundred-fold." The rates of increase vary from thirty to a hundred. Sixty-fold is very good, and was not unusual in Palestine. A hundred-fold was rare, and only in spots of extraordinary fertility. Babylonia, however, yielded two hundred and even three hundred-fold, according to Herodotus (I. 193). Thus, the Lord began to "bless him." The amazing growth of the stranger's wealth in flocks and herds and servants awakens the envy of the inhabitants. The digging of the well was an enterprise of great interest in rural affairs. It conferred a sort of ownership on the digger, especially in a country where water was precious. And in a primeval state of society the well was the scene of youthful maidens drawing water for domestic use, and of young men and sometimes maidens watering the bleating flocks and lowing herds, and therefore the gathering center of settled life. Hence, the envious Philistines were afraid that from a sojourner he would go on to be a settler, and acquire rights of property. They accordingly took the most effectual means of making his abiding place uncomfortable, when they stopped up the wells. At length the sovereign advised a separation, if he did not enjoin the departure of Isaac.
There are few subjects on which the Lord's own people are more astray than on the subject of giving. They profess to take the Bible as their own rule of faith and practice, and yet in the matter of Christian finance, the vast majority have utterly ignored its plain teachings and have tried every substitute the carnal mind could devise; therefore it is no wonder that the majority of Christian enterprises in the world today are handicapped and crippled through the lack of funds. Is our giving to be …
Arthur W. Pink—Tithing
An Obscured vision
"And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.
Now Abraham was old, advanced in age; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in every way.
"Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and to your descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham.
The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels and 1,000 yoke of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys.
It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.
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