New International Version
because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions."
King James Bible
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
Darby Bible Translation
because that Abraham hearkened to my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
World English Bible
because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my requirements, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."
Young's Literal Translation
because that Abraham hath hearkened to My voice, and keepeth My charge, My commands, My statutes, and My laws.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Abraham obeyed my voice - מימרי meimeri, my Word. See Genesis 15:1.
My charge - משמרתי mishmarti, from שמר shamar, he kept, observed, etc., the ordinances or appointments of God. These were always of two kinds:
1. Such as tended to promote moral improvement, the increase of piety, the improvement of the age, etc. And
2. Such as were typical of the promised seed, and the salvation which was to come by him.
For commandments, statutes, etc., the reader is particularly desired to refer to Leviticus 16:15, etc., where these things are all explained in the alphabetical order of the Hebrew words.
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and said, "I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,
and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me."
So Isaac stayed in Gerar.
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