New Living Translation
Abraham was now a very old man, and the LORD had blessed him in every way.
King James Bible
And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham was old, and advanced in age; and Jehovah had blessed Abraham in all things.
World English Bible
Abraham was old, and well stricken in age. Yahweh had blessed Abraham in all things.
Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham is old, he hath entered into days, and Jehovah hath blessed Abraham in all things;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:1 Abraham's pious care concerning his son was, that he should not marry with a daughter of Canaan, but with one of his kindred because he saw, the Canaanites were degenerating into great wickedness, and knew, that they were designed for ruin: would not marry his son among them, lest they should be either a snare to his soul, or, at least, a blot to his name. Yet he would not go himself among his kindred, lest he should be tempted to settle there: this caution is given, Ge 24:6, and repeated, Ge 24:8. Parents, in disposing of their children, should carefully consult their furtherance in the way to heaven.
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
So all who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of his faith.
I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.
(Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold.)
Abraham and Sarah were both very old by this time, and Sarah was long past the age of having children.
"And the LORD has greatly blessed my master; he has become a wealthy man. The LORD has given him flocks of sheep and goats, herds of cattle, a fortune in silver and gold, and many male and female servants and camels and donkeys.
When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the LORD blessed him.
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